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Thank you for your interest in an observation experience! Please take time to thoroughly review program highlights HERE before you apply.

If you have questions, please email Johanna.Bakker@providence.org or call 509-474-4507.




STOP! Please DO NOT complete this application if you are interested in shadowing an ARNP, DMD, DO, MD or a PA. For information about these experiences, please refer to the Observation Opportunities page under the bullet "Physician (ARNP, DMD, DO, MD, or PA)."



If you selected YES, please provide your sponsor's name and contact information.



Caregiver Acknowledgement

  • I must notify my core leader of my intent to job shadow.
  • I must be in good standing, which will be verified with my core leader.
  • I will job shadow only during non-working hours when I am clocked out and officially off-duty.
  • My core leader is NOT expected to adjust my work schedule to accomodate a job shadow experience.
  • I am requesting to job shadow at my own inititative, free from any direct or implied request to do so from the ministry.


In order to observe, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You are considered fully vaccinated if you received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or if you received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Proof of vaccination will be required before your application will be approved.


If offered an observation experience:

  • I will uphold Providence's Mission and Values for the duration of my experience.
  • I will accompany my sponsor for the duration of my experience.
  • I will abide by all Providence policies and will follow the direction of my sponsor and other hospital caregivers.
  • I will not post references to my experience on social media.
  • I will not take any photographs during my experience.
  • I will not observe care being provided to a member of my family or a personal acquaintance.
  • I understand that failure to comply with Providence St. Joseph Health policies will result in immediate removal from my experience and I will forfeit any future opportunities.
  • I understand that violation of any policies related to confidentiality, even after my experience ends, may result in personal civil and monetary penalties, per state and federal law.
  • I understand that this experience is strictly observational and I will not provide any patient care, regardless of my experience and/or credentials.
  • I understand that I will be required to wear a Providence ID observer badge for the duration of my experience, and I will return it, as instructed, at the conclusion of my experience.
  • I understand that staff reserve the right to limit observations if safety or infection risks are present.
  • I understand that I am not entitled to and will not receive any compensation, salary, benefits or other payments in exchange for my experience.
  • I understand that participation in the shadowing program is not a guarantee of future paid work or placement as a volunteer.
  • I understand that if I am injured or exposed to infectious diseases during this experience, I may receive health care services but I will be responsible for any expenses associated with treatment.
  • I agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless Providence St. Joseph Health, as well as all its employees, volunteers, agents, representatives, etc. from all losses, claims, theft, demands, liabilities, causes of action, or expenses, known or unknown, arising out of my participation in job shadowing activities.