Who do you want to job shadow?

Mercy offers job shadowing to help encourage students of all ages to join the medical field and the Mercy Family.  Check the instructions below on who to contact to setup your job shadowing.


Job shadow a physician, physician assistant, nurse practioner: 

Although Mercy does allow job shadows with physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, we don’t arrange or schedule them. 

We would encourage you to use the find-a-doctor link http://www.mercydesmoines.org/find-a-doctor  to search by specialty or location and then you will need to contact the offices directly to inquire about job shadowing.  If you get something scheduled with a provider on Mercy’s staff, please contact Lauri Allen at lallen@mercydesmoines.org and she will be happy to help you through the process for the documentation required.


Other job shadow areas:

We are excited to hear that you are interested in conducting your observation hours here at our hospital and would be happy to help coordinate a day and time for you to come job shadow.

Our job shadows are typically held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, and we do a 4 hour or 8 hour job shadow.  Generally, it's 8 a.m. to noon, noon to 4 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For easy coordination, we require that you send your request a month ahead as the process is subject to approval from the departmental managers. Also, note that flu shot vaccinations are required before you can job shadow here at Mercy.

Please answer the questions below to help us accommodate your request:

  1. Full name
  2. School name/Grade or Level
  3. Area of interest
  4. Position of interest (RN, Tech)
  5. Day your job shadow needs to be completed by
  6. Number of hours you need for your job shadow
  7. Phone number
  8. Email address

Please send you responses to mercyhumanresources@mercydesmoines.org

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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