High School Job Shadow Program - CHI Health, Nebraska (NE) - Southwest Iowa (IA)

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the High School Job Shadowing program at CHI Health. We hope you will enjoy yourself and have fun learning from our exceptional employees. The goal of this program is to assist high school students in their exploration of health care professions. Please review the information document prior to completing an application. The application is a writeable PDF and will need to be completed on a computer, printed, signed then emailed to CHIhealth.jobshadowing@alegent.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to participate?

Job Shadowing learning sessions are available to high school students 16 years or above.

I have completed the Job Shadowing Application. What do I do with it?

Email the form to: CHIhealth.jobshadowing@alegent.org

How far in advance do I need to submit my Job Shadowing Application?

The Job Shadowing Application should be submitted at least four weeks prior to the desired date of the learning session.

What happens after I have submitted the Job Shadowing Application?

Provided your application is received at least four (4) weeks prior to your desired Job Shadow learning session date, your request will be reviewed to ensure that all requirements have been met. We are able to accommodate a limited number of individuals each month, so requests are considered on a first come, first serve basis. Provided a health care professional is available in the area where you have requested an observation, you will be contacted by email one to two weeks prior to the Job Shadowing learning session to confirm your participation.

I am younger than 19, do I need to have my parents sign the Job Shadowing Application?

Yes. If you are 19 or younger a parent or guardian is required to sign the Job Shadowing Application in order for you to participate.

What type of “hands-on” learning will be involved?

None!  The Job Shadowing learning session allows the student to follow and observe only.

Will I be paid for the Job Shadowing learning session?

No. Job Shadowing learning sessions for high school students are unpaid observation opportunities.

When is it necessary to provide documentation of a flu vaccination?

Proof of a flu vaccination is required if you want to schedule a Job Shadowing learning session October 1st through March 1st.

What do I need to wear to the Job Shadowing learning session?

Specific details regarding the dress code are detailed in the “Participant Dress and Grooming Standards” section.

What should I do if I become sick the day my Job Shadowing learning session is scheduled?

Please contact CHIhealth.jobshadowing@alegent.org and stay at home. We will make every effort to reschedule your learning session.  Students who arrive for their Job Shadowing learning session and are visibly ill will not be allowed to participate.

Are there certain areas that do not accept Job Shadowing learning sessions?

As a general rule, Behavioral and Emergency/Trauma departments are excluded.

If I develop a communicable disease within 48 hours of my job shadowing experience who should I contact?  (This would include Chicken Pox, Influenza, Measles, Tuberculosis, MRSA, or a high fever).

Please notify us as soon as possible by contacting CHIhealth.jobshadowing@alegent.org. It will be necessary for us to take the necessary steps to protect our patients and prevent an outbreak.

Where should I park?

If you are driving to your Job Shadowing learning session you should park in the facility parking lot.  If you will be dropped off the day of your Job Shadowing learning session go to the main entrance of the facility, unless directed otherwise.

Where do I go the day of my Job Shadowing learning experience and who will meet me? 

Students will receive an email confirmation that will include specific details of where to go and who will be meeting you.   

When will the College Job Shadowing Program be ready for implementation?

August 2016 is the projected implementation date.