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Job Shadowing

Note: Contact Consumer Support Services to verify information

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 dependent 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:

  • Print and complete the West Tennessee Healthcare Job Shadow Application
  • Read the West Tennessee Healthcare Management Guidebook Policy #7577
  • Print and complete the Confidentiality Acknowledgement
  • Read The HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy Rule review sheet
  • Print and complete the HIPAA Privacy Rule Quiz

For those applying under the age of 18 (must be at least 16):

  • Print and have a parent/guardian complete the Parent/Guardian Consent Form in addition to the guidelines listed above

For those who wish to obtain 9-40 hours of observation complete the following process in addition to the guidelines listed above:

  • Submit proof of a one-step tuberculosis (TB) skin test within the past 12 months
  • Submit proof of the following immunizations: MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Hepatitis B, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Note: a titer (blood drawn to show proof of antibodies present) may be drawn if record of immunizations is not available. We will accept a healthcare statement that a titer was drawn and the antibodies were present
  • Submit proof of COVID vaccine

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 Consumer Support Services office at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Address, fax number, and email are listed below. Submission by email is preferred.

Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
Attn: Consumer Support Services
620 Skyline Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
Phone: 731-541-6154
Fax: 731-541-5168


Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. For questions, please contact the Consumer Support Services office at 731-541-6154.

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 Consumer Support Services office upon completion.

Job Shadow Application – 2021

For students under 18:
Parent/Guardian Consent Form

Required for all students:
Patient and System Confidentiality – Policy #7577
Confidentiality Acknowledgement
HIPAA Privacy Rule
HIPAA Privacy Rule Quiz

Once you have completed your online HIPAA training and have been issued the Job Shadowing authorization form, contact the area you are interested in observing to schedule an appointment. You will be given information regarding dress code, schedule, location, etc. You will be given a temporary sticker badge. This badge must be worn at all times during your observation. If you are unable to make your appointment, please be sure to call the area as soon as possible to cancel or reschedule if needed. Contact information is listed below:

Respiratory Care
Scott Laster

Stephanie Mitchell

North Hospital, Jackson
Debra Kay Moss, RT
731-661-2115 ext. 2147

Dyersburg Hospital
Tyler Thompson

Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
Angie Dyer

LIFT Therapy
Bryan Thorne

Sports Plus Alamo
Torry Patrick

Sports Plus Aqua Therapies
Alissa Inman

Sports Plus Brownsville
Torry Patrick

Sports Plus Dyersburg
Kathryn Clegg

Sports Plus Henderson
Tammy Johnson

Sports Plus Humboldt
Jeff Lansdale

Sports Plus Lexington
Reign Britton

Sports Plus Medina
Lana Hoke

Sports Plus Milan
Lana Hoke

Sports Plus North
Jay Wentworth

Sports Plus South
Tammy Johnson

Sports Plus Trenton
Felicia Ingram

Therapy & Learning Center
Jim Nelson

Work Plus Rehab Center
Varsha McMinn

Acute OT/PT/ST
Debra Eubank

Cardiac Cath Lab

Tina Rhodes

Echo, EKG, Stress Lab
Elvis Stewart


Nursing Emergency Department
James Fountain

Nursing B-8
Candace Todd

Nursing B-9
Renee Anglin

Sleep Disorders/EEG

Andy Pennington

Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic/EMT)
Joyce Noles

Emergency Department (Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner

David Kerns

West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.