Current & Potential Employees Job Shadowing Thank you for your interest in job shadowing at CoxHealth. Due to the current COVID-19 rstrictions, a hold has been placed on all shadowing experiences at CoxHealth. This is a temporary measure that has been put into place to protect patients, staff and our shadowers. No applications will be accepted at this time.Our program aims to help students: Observe the daily routines of health care workers Identify career interests in health care Gain awareness of the academic, technical and personal skills required in health care professions Develop an understanding of the critical connections between school, work and goal attainment. Job shadowing is designed to be an observation-only experience, lasting two to eight hours. The experience does not fulfill any clinical or internship requirements nor does it provide any hands-on experience. Job shadowing is for individual participants only and is not available for groups of students. Who is eligible to participate?High school students age 16 and above (parent or guardian signature is required for all applicants age 16 or 17)College studentsEmployeesVolunteersIndividuals exploring a second careerAll requests must be submitted at least two weeks, but no sooner than 90 days, prior the beginning of any scheduled shadowing. No late job shadow requests will be accepted. How to ApplyStep one: Read the FAQs.Please read the FAQs at the bottom of this page to learn more about the program before submitting an application.Step two: Take the quiz.Watch the Program Guide Video below. When the video ends, a link will be provided to take a short quiz about the program.Step three: Submit a completed application.Complete the Adult Shadowing Application. Incomplete submissions will not receive approvals. It may take up to three business days to review your completed application. Step four: Schedule your shadowing experience.After you have submitted a complete application and are approved to schedule, you will receive a list of phone numbers for departments you expressed interest in shadowing. It is your responsibility to arrange a shadowing experience with a provider. Further instructions on scheduling will be provided upon submission of a complete application.Step five: Check in.After making a reservation with each department you plan to shadow, you must check in with the link provided to you by the Student Coordination Team. You will not be authorized to shadow until you have checked in. After the Student Coordination Team receives your check in, you will receive written authorization to shadow within three business days.Don't forget!Be sure to present your Job Shadowing Approval packet to each department you shadow. Take any other forms you may need if you are shadowing for a professional program. Job Shadowing Program Guide FAQs Can I perform any procedures? What vaccinations do I need to job shadow? How can I confirm that I completed the quiz requirements? How old do you have to be to job shadow? How do I submit an application? Can employees job shadow? I’ve had the chicken pox. Do I still need the Varicella vaccine? Where can I get vaccinated? What should I do after scheduling my shadowing experience? If I want to shadow more, do I have to check-in again? How long does it take to receive written authorization after I have checked-in online? How long can I shadow in a single department? Can I shadow a family member? Can I perform any procedures? No, shadowing is observation only. If any attempt at a hands-on experience is made, you will be sent home immediately and flagged on all future job shadowing applications. What vaccinations do I need to job shadow? Two varicella shots or proof of chickenpox immunityTwo measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shots or proof of immunityTetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) shotFlu shot (only required during flu season) Tuberculosis (TB) test, read within the last 12 monthsView our vaccination requirements to learn more. How can I confirm that I completed the quiz requirements? Submitted quizzes are automatically graded. If you do not receive a score of 80% or above, you will need to review the video and retake the quiz. How old do you have to be to job shadow? The minimum age to job shadow is 16. No exceptions will be made for anyone under the age of 16. You must be 18 to job shadow in the Pediatric Department. How do I submit an application? Complete the Adult Shadowing Application. Applicants who are 16 or 17 years old must download and submit the pdf version of the application from the Job Shadowing webpage, complete with a parent or guardian signature. Can employees job shadow? Yes, employees can job shadow. Employees are not required to submit immunization records, but are required to complete all other steps listed above. Please contact the Student Coordination Team to receive the check in link. Checking in is mandatory for all shadowing experiences. I’ve had the chicken pox. Do I still need the Varicella vaccine? No, but you will need a document on official letterhead with your physician’s signature stating you have been exposed to the chicken pox and are immune. You may also submit positive titer results to prove immunity. For more information on how to get a titer drawn, see “Where can I get vaccinated?” Where can I get vaccinated? Your primary care providerWestside Public Health Center, a division of Springfield-Greene County Health Department; 417-874-1220Your local county health department; a directory can be found online at health.mo.govJordan Valley Community Health Center; 417-831-0191Any Lab Test Now, 1921 E. Independence Ave. Springfield, MO; 417-889-8378Request A Test, 1310 E. Kingsley St. Springfield, MO; 417-882-2900Various Walgreens, Walmart, Hy-Vee and CVS locations What should I do after scheduling my shadowing experience? Once you have confirmed your schedule with a site or location manager, you must complete the online check in form. The link for this online form is emailed to the applicant. If I want to shadow more, do I have to check-in again? Yes, each shadowing experience must be checked-in. For safety, security, and tracking purposes, a check in form is required for each scheduled job shadowing experience. Please contact the Student Coordination Team if you have to reschedule. Applicants who fail to use the proper check in procedure will be marked as non-compliant and may be denied further job shadowing experiences. How long does it take to receive written authorization after I have checked-in online? You will receive authorization in three business days after the planned shadowing has been checked in with the link provided by the Student Coordination Team. See step five, above. How long can I shadow in a single department? Due to COVID-19 restrictions, job shadowing has been limited to 3 experiences per department. Can I shadow a family member? Yes, but it must be approved by the Vice President of the department you plan to shadow.