JOB SHADOWING

Job shadowing is an important component of career exploration. If you are interested in job shadowing, Scenic Rivers can assist you in locating a job shadow site and help you prepare to get the most out of your experience.

 

Students are also encouraged to seek job shadowing opportunities outside of the traditional hospital setting. Examples of other healthcare settings include: rural health clinics, dental offices, chiropractic offices, veterinarian clinics, public health departments, free clinics, home health agencies, eye clinics, community health centers, tribal clinics, rehabilitation facilities, etc.  

 

List of Hospitals in the Scenic Rivers AHEC Region

 

Crawford County


Crossing Rivers Health

37868 US Hwy 18, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Contact: Lynn Groom, RN, Education Coordinator, lynn.groom@crossingrivers.org, 608-357-2285

Are student job shadows allowed? Yes, both high school and college students are allowed to job shadow.

Requirements: High School student job shadows must be at least a junior or senior. Job shadows are required to have an influenza vaccination for the current influenza season. Professional dress is an expectation (i.e. No jeans, leggings or open-toed shoes).

Additional Information: Job shadows are restricted in some areas. Please contact the Education Coordinator to determine availability.




Grant County


Grant Regional Health Center 507 S Monroe St, Lancaster, WI 53813 Contact: Stacy Martin, Director of Human Resources, smartin@grantregional.com, 608-723-3211 Are student job shadows allowed? Yes, both high school and college students are allowed to job shadow. Requirements: High school or higher. Students may be able to shadow if under age 16, but must be mature. Additional Information: Paperwork must be completed in advance. Students under 18 need parental/guardian signature. We work as diligently as we can on job shadows but this is a small portion of my job and therefore, there could be a gap in my communication timeline (please provide as much advance notice as possible). We LOVE students and are passionate about exposing them to the wonderful healthcare careers available! __________________________________________________________________ Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital 205 Parker St, Boscobel, WI 53805 Contact: Jenny Dax, JSDax@gundersenhealth.org, 608-375-6205 Are student job shadows allowed? Yes, high school and college students are allowed to job shadow. Requirements: TB Tests and facility training _________________________________________________________________ Southwest Health 1400 Eastside Rd, Platteville, WI 53818 Contact: Derek Hubbard, Education Coordinator, hubbardd@southwesthealth.org, 608-342-5043 Are student job shadows allowed? Yes, high school students and college students are allowed to job shadow. Requirements: Students must provide updated immunization record which include TB Skin Test, MMR Measles /Mumps /Rubella Vaccine, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Hepatitis B Vaccine (optional), Influenza Vaccine (recommended). Additional Information: Surgical job shadows are typically not permitted. Must sign HIPAA Agreement Form and Acknowledgment Form Website: https://www.southwesthealth.org/careers/experiences




Jackson County


Black River Memorial Hospital 711 W Adams St, Black River Falls, WI 54615 Contact: Tiffany Oakes, oakest@brmh.net, 715-284-3628 Are student job shadows allowed? Yes, for high school students in grade 9 or higher residing in Jackson County. College students are also allowed to job shadow. Additional Information: No Emergency room or operating room job shadows allowed. All paperwork and immunizations need to be completed before job shadowing. Website: https://www.brmh.net/about-us/join-our-team/student-program-opportunities/




Juneau County


Mile Bluff Medical Center 1050 Division St, Mauston, WI 53948 Contact: Nikki Turner, HR Generalist, nturner@milebluff.com, 608-847-6161 Are student job shadows allowed? Yes, high school students and college students are allowed to job shadow. Requirements: Students must be 16 or older Additional Information: Paperwork must to be completed prior to job shadow being scheduled.




La Crosse County


Gundersen Health System 1900 South Ave, La Crosse, WI 54601 Contact: High School Students - ICE@gundersenhealth.org, 608-775-1452 Undergraduate Students - Katie Wing, Senior Office Assistant, ume@gundersenhealth.org, 608-775-6743 Are student job shadows allowed? College students are allowed to job shadow. High school students are allowed to shadow through the La Crosse Health Science Academy or a Scenic Rivers AHEC organized program (such as Hands on Health or Health Careers Camp) Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate (unless shadowing through an organized program with Scenic RIvers AHEC or the La Crosse Health Science Academy). Students who wish to shadow/observe should provide 30 days notice of their intent to shadow and complete all forms. Applications will not be considered until all completed forms are submitted. Additional Information: It can take up to 15 days to process/approve students shadow application and to coordinate shadow experience. If you have to cancel once your shadow has been scheduled, please call Katie Wing in Medical Education to let her know you are not able to make your shadow. It will be up to each individual department to decide if they are able to reschedule or not. Job shadow attire is business casual unless specified. Job shadow experiences are typically limited to one per student due to the high volume of shadow requests received. This allows all learners the opportunity to shadow within Gundersen Health system. __________________________________________________________________ Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Med Center 700 West Ave S, La Crosse, WI 54601 Are student job shadows allowed? Job shadows are limited to college-level students who are required to have a shadow experience either as part of their curriculum or as part of their application to a health care related academic program. These are typically no more than 8 hours. High school students are allowed to shadow through the Scenic Rivers AHEC Health Careers Camp or the La Crosse Health Science Academy only. Requirements: College students must submit an application and confidentiality form online at the web address listed below. The academic program must also have a contractual relationship with Franciscan Healthcare that addresses in-person, educational experiences. Website: https://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/la-crosse/careers/educational-experiences




Monroe County


Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Med Center - Sparta 310 W. Main St., Sparta, WI 54656 Contact: Volunteer Services Are student job shadows allowed? College students are permitted to shadow if the college/university has a contractual agreement with the hospital. High school students may set up a time to tour and talk with staff in their area of interest. Requirements: Students must be 16 or older, up to date on vaccinations, have completed HIPAA training. Website: https://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/volunteer __________________________________________________________________ Tomah Memorial Hospital 321 Butts Ave, Tomah, WI 54660 Contact: Kasey Bloom, kbloom@tomahhospital.org, 608-374-6658 Are student job shadows allowed? Yes, high school and college students are allowed to job shadow. Requirements: Students must be 16 years or older, provide up to date immunization records including seasonal Flu shot or mask if declined. Additional Information: Paperwork must be received 2 weeks prior to requested job shadow dates. High school students are not permitted to do surgical job shadows. No job shadows are guaranteed – based on department manager approval, approved immunization/health record, and staff availability. __________________________________________________________________ Tomah VA Medical Center 500 E Veterans St, Tomah, WI 54660 Contact: Jennifer Conzemius, Voluntary Services Officer, Jennifer.conzemius@va.gov, 608-372-3971 ext. 66225 Are student job shadows allowed? Yes, high school and college students are allowed to job shadow. Requirements: Students must be 15 years old and complete this paperwork. Additional Information: Shadows are available if staff are available.




Richland County


Richland Hospital 333 E 2nd St, Richland Center, WI 53581 Contact: Ellie Stanek, ellie.stanek@richlandhospital.com Are student job shadows allowed? Yes, high school students (16 years of age or older) and college students are allowed to job shadow. Requirements: Students must be 16 years of age or older, must be up to date on vaccinations – this includes: MMR, Hepatitis B, Tetanus (within past 10 years), varicella (2 immunizations or history of chicken pox), influenza vaccination (October- April or at the discretion of employee health RN), if shadowing for 1 day, a TB screen must be completed (included in our packet). If shadowing for greater than 1 day, a TB skin test within the last 12 months is required. Additional Information: Please return the forms to the Richland Hospital a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the time you wish to job shadow. Website: http://www.richlandhospital.com/job-shadow-program/




Trempealeau County


Gundersen Tri-County Memorial Hospital 18601 Lincoln St, Whitehall, WI 54773 Contact: Stephanie Kopp, slkopp@gundersenhealth.org, 715-538-4361 Are student job shadows allowed? Yes, high school students and college students are allowed to job shadow. Requirements: Students must be 16 or older and a participant in a health career academy program or other health related high school program. Students must be up to date on vaccinations, including flu shot. Additional Information: Job shadows are limited in some patient care areas such as the emergency department due to the sensitive nature of the environment and patient care population. Gundersen Tri-County reserves the right to refuse any job shadow candidates at our discretion. __________________________________________________________________ Mayo Clinic Health System Oakridge 13025 8th St, Osseo, WI 54758 Contact: Karin Carr, carr.karin@mayo.edu, 715-464-6356 Are student job shadows allowed? Yes. The northwest Wisconsin region of Mayo Clinic Health System offers job shadowing to area high school students who are considering a career as a physician through the Medical Experience Program. During the program, students job shadow physicians in a variety of specialties in a clinic setting. Requirements: Prior to applying to the Medical Experience Program, students must volunteer a minimum of 30 hours at Mayo Clinic Health System, be at least 16 years old, and be at least a junior in high school. Additional Information: Students are required to apply and complete the required volunteer work at Mayo Clinic Health System prior to applying for this program. Volunteer Services will complete background checks, confidentiality forms, and ensure proper immunization history before beginning volunteer work. Applications are due by May 1st each year for participation in the summer session. Website: https://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/eau-claire/careers/for-students




Vernon County


Gundersen St. Joseph’s Health Services 400 Water Ave, Hillsboro, WI 54634 Contact: Kristie McCoic, kjmccoic@gundersenhealth.org, 608-489-8106 Are student job shadows allowed? Yes, high school students and college students are allowed to job shadow. Requirements: Students must complete a Student Experience application and depending on position and duration of shadow, may need to provide immunization records. __________________________________________________________________ Vernon Memorial Healthcare 507 S Main St, Viroqua, WI 54665 Contact: Alycia Larson, VMH Volunteer Coordinator, alarson@vmh.org, 608-637-4327 Are student job shadows allowed? Yes, high school students and college students are allowed to job shadow. Requirements: Students must be be high school age or older. Additional Information: Job Shadow requests must go through the VMH Volunteer Services department. Website: http://www.vmh.org/content/job-shadow





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