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Health Care Exploration
Planning Ahead for a Career in Health Care
MultiCare has a number of ways to support your interest in a health care career. The health care field offers a variety of opportunities that provide a very secure and comfortable future. Programs include Nurse Camp for high school students and we offer the chance to Job Shadow for those interested in a particular area of the medical field.
Job Shadows: Job shadowing is a day-in-the-life experience option where individuals can learn about a job by walking through the work day with a current employee. Job shadowing is a short term, four to eight hour, unpaid exposure to the workplace in an occupational area of interest. Those applicants who are placed can witness firsthand the work environment, employ-ability and occupational skills in practice, the value of professional training and potential career options. Job shadowing is designed to increase career awareness, help model student behavior through examples and reinforce the link between classroom learning and work requirements.
The job shadow experience can be valuable for established job-seekers considering changing careers. If you know you want to change careers but are not sure what career is right for you, job-shadowing can give you a taste of what specific careers are like.
If you are interested in a job shadow opportunity, please visit our job shadow page to learn more about requirements and to request a job shadow.
Nurse Camp: Exposes high school students (currently in their Sophomore or Junior years of high school when applying) to a variety of health care careers and the nursing profession through hands-on learning and job shadowing. Nurse Camp is a week-long event that runs 8:30 am to 4:00 pm for four days in mid-July. At Nurse Camp, students shadow professional nurses and other allied health care providers as they care for patients in select areas of the hospital. Students learn surgical procedure, participate in mock emergencies, and visit local nursing and allied health colleges and universities. The students get a firsthand, behind the scenes look at the multi-faceted world of health care. Nurse Camp offers a week of education, observation and participation in the daily activities of professional nurses and health care professionals. We strive for a diverse and representative class each year to increase our health care professional diversity and better serve our community. 2014 camp information will be posted in January.
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Monthly meetings consist of presentations by health care professionals, tours in hospitals and other health related agencies, simulated hands-on experiences to expose students to a variety of health professions and tasks. These activities allow young people to explore health care careers through the interaction with health care providers in the context of their profession. The students are expected to provide 16 hours of community service as part of the post activities and membership. The cost is $30 per participant per year.