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Job Shadow Program

Providence Southwest provides up to 8 hours of Job Shadowing opportunities on a limited basis. You will learn about a job role through observation and interactions with staff. During the shadow direct patient care is prohibited; this includes talking with patients. 


  1. At least 18 years old to shadow.
  2. Able to identify staff member (also referred to as a “sponsor”) who has agreed to allow you to shadow them.
  3. Successfully pass a Washington State Patrol background check.
  4. A one-time 8 hour shadow experience is allowed per year.

Application Process

Please follow the steps below:

Step One

Step Two

Notification of Approval

  • You will be notified once there is verification of a clear Washington State Patrol screen.
  • Once all documents are received please allow 10 business days for processing.
  • The sponsor will notify you to establish a date and time of your shadow experience.

What to wear

  • No jeans or open toed shoes. Business casual including slacks. Please no scents.