McLaren Health Care
Job Shadowing at McLaren Port Huron

Please note: Following the CDC and Health Department recommendations regarding COVID-19, and for the safety of job shadowing participants, staff, and our community, McLaren Port Huron is suspending the job shadowing program until further notice.

In an effort to develop continued interest from our youth and others to further their education in a health care field, we are proud to offer this service to St. Clair County and the surrounding region. McLaren Port Huron is excited to offer a non-paid Job Shadow opportunity for current or prospective healthcare students to gain the experience to observe health-care employees in a workplace setting. The job shadow experience is designed to be a one-time observation for two (2) hours. The job shadow experience does not fulfill any clinical or internship requirements; nor does it provide any hands-on experience. Job shadows are typically only available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Job Shadowing Program Goals

  • Observe the daily routines of health-care workers
  • Help individuals learn about Health Career options
  • Help individuals begin to identify career interests in healthcare
  • Help individuals gain awareness of the academics, technical and personal skills required in health-care professions
  • Help individuals develop an understanding of the critical connections between school, work, and goal attainment

Areas that may be considered for job shadow experience are:

  • Dietitian
  • Laboratory
  • Medical Imaging
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Therapies: physical, occupational, speech
No high school job shadows will be allowed in Surgery, Nuclear Medicine, Psychology or Psychiatry service areas. Limited shadowing in the Mriam F. Acheson Family Birth Place.

Dress Code for Job Shadowing Students:

A professional appearance is essential for all job shadow students. This means your clothing should be neat, tidy and clean. It is important to wear comfortable, non-slip shoes as your shadow may require you to be on your feet for extended period of time. Closed-toe shoes with socks or nylons are required in all hospital areas.
  • NO jeans or sweatpants
  • NO tank tops or bare midriffs
  • NO baggy clothing or clothing that drags on the floor
  • NO exposed undergarments
  • NO scrubs or lab coats
  • NO sandals or flip flops
  • NO dangling jewelry
  • NO ball caps or hats
  • Body piercing and tattoos should be covered

Miscellaneous Information:

During your job shadow, you will not need a purse, cell phone, or backpack. It is not advisable to bring large amounts of cash, books, journals, etc. Cell phone use is not permitted during your job shadow experience. The Hospital is not liable for any theft or damage to personal property while here for your job shadow.