Island Hospital
Job Shadow
Island Hospital
Island Hospital is committed to providing educational opportunities to anyone interested in learning about the field of healthcare.

The job shadowing policy for the hospital is very specific and requires much consideration on the part of the requestor. The following information will outline the guidelines and restrictions for participation in the job shadowing program. Please take some time to review the requirements before submitting a request to job shadow. A job shadow experience is limited to a total of 8 hours.

Participating departments

The following is a list of departments participating in the job shadowing program. All shadowing requests are subject to department manager approval and will be granted based on available staff and individual department workload.

Diagnostic Imaging
Family Clinics
Information Systems
Medical Records
Patient Accounts (Billing) 
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Pulmonary Function
Respiratory Care
Sleep Center

Eligibility requirements
  • Must be a high school junior or senior (at least 16 years of age), a current nursing student, a college student or an adult exploring a career in healthcare.
  • Must be able to provide up-to-date immunization records for TB, MMR and influenza.
  • Cleared Washington State Patrol (WSP) background check.

Application process

STEP 1 - This is the first step in securing a job shadowing experience at Island Hospital.
Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you will be notified via email and may move on to STEP 2 of the application process (see below). Please allow a minimum of two weeks from your date of application. Every effort will be made to accommodate your requested dates/times and department preferences, however, due to limited staff availability, not every request can be fulfilled.


Job Shadow Application

STEP 2 - Complete this section ONLY after your application (STEP 1 above) has been approved.

Instructions on how to return your paperwork

Please submit your completed paperwork via email to, or fax to (360) 299-1396 or via mail to:

          Island Hospital
          Human Resources
          ATTN: Sherry Kiser
          1211 24th Street
          Anacortes, WA 98221
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Human Resources
1211 24th Street
Anacortes, WA 98221

(360) 299-4285