Health services student

To be eligible for this experience you must be:

  • In a health services class
  • Applying for your class internship at Salem Health

To apply for a health occupations internship, print and complete this packet and submit an online application.

Not sure what to say when you're shadowing? Check out this list of sample shadow questions.

Nursing units and specialties

Adult Health Services Nursing Units

  • Medical Telemetry (heart monitoring)
  • Medical Surgical Oncology (cancer care)
  • General Medical Unit (general nursing)
  • General Surgery Unit (post-surgical nursing)
  • Orthopedics Unit (bone and joint care)

Critical Care Nursing Units

  • Emergency Department (ED)
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Cardiovascular Care Unit (CVCU)
  • Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU)
  • Neuro-Trauma Care Unit (NTCU)

Women’s and Children’s

  • Mother/Baby Nursing Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – for educational requirements
  • Pediatrics - for educational requirements

Radiation Oncology – for educational requirements:

  • Radiation Therapy Nursing
  • Radiation Therapy

Diagnostic specialties

Imaging Specialties

  • X-Ray
  • CT – (limited offerings)
  • MRI – (limited offerings)
  • Ultrasound – (limited offerings)
  • Vascular Ultrasound (ultrasound of the veins and arteries)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Cardiac Cath Lab (non-invasive cardiac procedures)
  • EKG (electrocardiography, looking at the heart’s electrical activity)
  • Echo (ultrasound of the heart)

Lab Services

  • Phlebotomy (blood draws)

Therapies - for educational requirements

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy

Areas not offering shadows

  • Surgery/Operating Room Pharmacy Laboratory
  • Psych Unit Urgent Care Center Labor and Delivery
  • Coders/HIM
  • Unable to set up shadows with medical doctors

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