Observation Program

Learn More About Careers in Health Care Through the Observation Program

The Observation Program at University Hospitals is an opportunity for individuals who are interested in health care careers to shadow a hospital worker (sponsor) and learn more about the field. Applicants are required to complete an application, online compliance training and acquire a hospital sponsor, adhere to all health screening requirements and show proof of health care coverage.

Applicants interested in observing in the operating room (OR) must be at least 18 years of age. Observation experiences in an operating room are limited to 10 experiences for students under the age of 21 in any one calendar year. To observe in the OR you must also watch our OR video explaining our processes and take the OR quiz. Please turn in your quiz along with your completed application to your Observation Coordinator.

Observation coordinators have the right to refuse an observation experience if it conflicts with department schedules or no one is available to coordinate the experience. Applications can be obtained from the observation coordinators and through the link posted under “Helpful Links”.

Sharlene Cox

Perioperative Educator

If you are a University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center employee and are interested in becoming an Observation Coordinator for your area please complete the new LMS training course titled “Observation Training GM-38 Online”. Once completed and approved your name and email address will be added to the list above for observers to contact.

During this time of transition The Volunteer Services Department will provide support and paperwork as the departments now coordinate these experiences.

Helpful Links

* Compliance training site
* Observation Application
* Watch OR Video
* Download OR Quiz

All observers are required to complete online compliance training and print the confirmation page. Turn in confirmation page with completed observation application to the Volunteer Services Department. For questions, call 216-593-5850.

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