Job shadowing is a firsthand look at the daily experiences of healthcare professionals. This program is available to persons 16 years of age and up. Job shadowing is for observation purposes only and cannot be used as community service hours. Individuals will only be allowed to job shadow for a maximum of 40 hours total at all West Tennessee Healthcare facilities. Job shadowing is offered dependant on the area requested. See the Department Contacts page for a complete list of areas that allow job shadowing.
To be a part of the Job Shadow program, please complete the following process one week prior to observation.
For individuals who wish to observe eight (8) hours or less, you must complete the following process:
For those applying under the age of 18 (must be at least 16):
For those who wish to obtain 9-40 hours of observation complete the following process in addition to the guidelines listed above:
These documents should be submitted at the same time as the application, HIPAA quiz, and confidentiality acknowledgement, one week prior to observation date. West Tennessee Healthcare is not responsible for administering the TB skin test.
Please submit all paperwork to the Guest Resources office at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Address, fax number, and office hours are listed below:
Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
Attn: Guest Resources
620 Skyline Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
Office hours are Monday-Friday 8-11 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. For questions, please contact the Guest Resources office at 731-541-6153.
Once all paperwork has been verified, a Job Shadowing authorization form will be issued to the job shadower. This form should accompany the shadower on the day of observation and be filled out by the West Tennessee Healthcare staff who is responsible for the job shadower. This form must be returned to the Guest Resources office upon completion.
Please see the Department Contacts page for further instructions.