Job Shadowing

Providence southwest provides up to eight 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, eight-hour shadow experience is allowed per year

Application process

Please follow the steps below: (Notice - Document access issues may be present if using the Internet Explorer (IE) web browser. Chrome or Firefox is recommended.)

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 ten 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.