Job Shadowing Opportunities:

We currently offer different education and shadowing experiences for:

  • High School Students (Ages 16 and older)

The job shadowing program at Arkansas Children's for high school students offers an online training education course and shadowing experience for individuals interested in learning about a specific area in health care. Students will be able to indicate their area of interest on the job shadowing application, and we will do our best to match the student. Students will have the opportunity to experience the hospital setting as well as some of the duties performed by the health care worker for 1-3 days; however, students will not be permitted to take part in direct patient care.

 

  • Adults (Ages 18 and over who have completed high school)

The job shadowing program at Arkansas Children's for adults offers an online training education course and shadowing experience for individuals interested in learning about a specific area of health care. Individuals will be able to indicate their area of interest on the job shadowing application, and we will do our best to match you. Individuals will have the opportunity to experience the hospital setting as well as some of the duties performed by the healthcare worker for 1-5 days and then up to 30 days of shadowing experience for physicians or medical students; however, job shadowers/observers will not be permitted to take part in direct patient care. 

 

Contact Information

    For questions on shadowing in various areas, please contact the appropriate department:

    Nursing Shadow Opportunities:

    Dr. Debra Jeffs
    501-364-3235

    Physician Shadow Opportunities:

    Jackie Jagers
    501-364-1248

    Research Shadow Opportunities: 

    Andrea Dixon
    501-364-3571

    ACNW Shadow Opportunities:

    Carla Edmund
    479-725-6959

    Job Shadowing Standards

    Observers at Arkansas Children's Hospital are expected to maintain an appearance of professionalism.

    • Appropriate clothing includes pants/slacks, long skirts, dresses, blouses/shirts, and closed-toed shoes. Inappropriate clothing includes jeans, shorts, mini-skirts, tank-tops and sandals/flip-flops.
    • All clothing must be appropriately fitted so you do not reveal skin when bending or reaching. Please do not wear clothes that inappropriately expose skin, including midriff tops and shirts with low necklines.
    • Aside from earrings, jewelry may not be worn in any visible body piercing.
    • Please do not use perfume, cologne or aftershave as patients are ill and may be sensitive to such products.
    • Please do not chew gum and remember that Arkansas Children's is a smoke-free campus - therefore, use of tobacco products is prohibited.
    • During your job shadowing experience, you will not need a purse, backpack, mobile phone or MP3 player. Please lock all of these items in the trunk of your car or leave them at home.
    Arkansas Children's is happy to offer this job shadow program and want our participants to have a positive learning experience. Please remember that as a job shadow participant, you will be a guest and will be expected to act in a courteous and respectful manner.

    Arkansas Children's is a non-smoking facility. This means that smoking is not permitted on the campus.

    If you will be driving on the day(s) of your shadowing experience, you should park in visitor lots located directly in front of the hospital's main entrance.

    If you will be dropped off on the day(s) of your shadowing experience, please look at the Arkansas Children's Hospital campus map to coordinate a drop-off/pick-up location.

    Interested in applying for our job shadowing program for adults?

    Please note: All documents and requirements must be completed before submitting the application.

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