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Job Shadow Program

Explore an Excela Health Student Observation Experience

Have an interest in a health care profession? Let us help you explore your options through a job shadowing experience. Observation, or job shadowing, is a firsthand look at the daily experiences of health care professionals.

About the Program

The program is a maximum of 8 hours and open to high school seniors, college students or others considering a career change.

To be a part of the job shadowing experience, click here to fill out the Job Shadow Application at least three weeks prior to the desired observation date.

Once the application has been received and reviewed, we will notify you by email. You will be given the name, phone number and email address of an Excela Health staff member who will arrange your shadowing experience. As a note -- observations do not include direct patient care or “hands-on” activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will COVID-19 Affect My Observation Day?

You will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination with your application and you will be required to where a mask during your observation day.

What Should I Wear the Day of My Observation?

As part of the observation program, your appearance is important. Please note the following Excela Health dress code policy:

  • Your clothing should be neat, tidy and clean. A few things to keep in mind - jeans, shorts, sweat pants, tank tops, bare midriffs and exposed undergarments are not permitted. “Docker” like slacks are strongly recommended.
  • Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes; clean gym shoes are acceptable. Socks or stockings must be worn. Do not wear sandals, flip-flops or CROC-style footwear with top surface holes.
  • No dangling jewelry. Body piercing and tattoos must be covered.

Where Should I Park on the Day of My Observation Experience?

Parking details will be sent to you via email when you receive approval/instructions regarding your shadowing request.

Excela Health is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Excela Health to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, non-job related disability, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected class. Excela Health will conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

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