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Southwell’s mission is to deliver a lifetime of quality and compassionate care for each patient we serve, and it is our vision to be the system of choice for exceptional patient-centered healthcare in every community we serve. As a part of our commitment to the communities we serve, we have established programs to aid in the development of future providers and support staff with a variety of student learning opportunities.

It is our hope in sharing our facilities and the knowledge of our experienced staff that students in our communities will both learn and make the decision to one day grow along with us. As students prepare to schedule their student learning experience, they will first need to complete the required documentation and prerequisites set forth by our organization to ensure acceptance into the programs. We also request a minimum of six weeks’ notice before your desired start date to allow our staff adequate time for the processing of the required documentation.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to meeting each of you! If you have questions regarding our programs and/or the documentation needed, please contact us at students@mysouthwell.com.

Southwell Mission and Vision Wheel

Instructor supervised opportunities allow a student that comes from an affiliated school, college, or university to engage in a student learning experience including direct patient contact under the supervision of an on-site instructor from their school/college/university.
Southwell will retain responsibility for patient care and assist students in learning while providing care.

An approved contract is required between Southwell and the students’ school/college/university. The student should refer to their instructor for guidance in completing the requirements needed to proceed with their Student Learning Experience. All pre-requisites must be completed and processed before the student can start their learning experience.

Requirements:

•Student Tracking Sheet
•Student Immunization Validation Record (including current TB test results)
•Copy of current Driver’s License
•Background Check 
•10-panel plus alcohol urine drug screen is required (these can be performed at WorkSmart)
•Copy of current CPR card/certification (for students who will be in patient care/clinical areas)
•Complete Computer-Based Learning Modules (The Student Coordinator will assign your modules and your log-in information, once you have completed the clearing process)

Please e-mail the above required documents to students@mysouthwell.com

Internships and Precepted Student opportunities allow a student from an affiliated school, college, or university that Southwell partners with the opportunity to engage in a student learning experience under the direct supervision of a Southwell employee, who has agreed to serve in the capacity of on-site instructor. We offer opportunities in both our Patient Care and Non-Patient Care areas.

Requirements:

•Student Tracking Sheet
•Student Immunization Validation Record (including current TB test results)
•Copy of current Driver’s License
•Background Check 
•10-panel plus alcohol urine drug screen is required (these can be performed at WorkSmart)
•Copy of current CPR card/certification (for students who will be in patient care/clinical areas)
•Complete Computer-Based Learning Modules (The Student Coordinator will assign your modules and your log-in information, once you have completed the clearing process)

Please e-mail the above required documents to students@mysouthwell.com

Short-term shadowing opportunities are available to individual who desires to observe the functions of a particular career within the healthcare industry.

The short term shadowing experience can be no more than a total of 40 hours in particular requested area.

How does it work?

Once you are cleared to shadow, you will be paired with one of our employees and permitted to observe their daily job responsibilities. You may not provide or engage in direct patient care, but you can see how the particular job provides care and observe the workings within the healthcare industry. We also offer short-term shadow experiences in non-patient care areas throughout our organization.

If you are under the age of 18, you will not be permitted to shadow in the following areas: Pediatrics Department, Obstetrics Department or in the Operating Room.

Requirements:

If you intend to shadow a physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or certified nurse anesthetist, the student must contact the provider or the provider’s practice manager to arrange a commitment to host.

Please email your completed shadow packet to:

Brooke.Harnage@mysouthwell.com

Susie.Giddens@mysouthwell.com

Extended shadowing opportunities are available to individual who desires to observe the functions of a particular career within the healthcare industry.

Extended shadow opportunities are available to those individuals who are seeking a Shadow experience that exceeds 40 hours.

How does it work?

Once you are cleared to shadow, you will be paired with one of our employees and permitted to observe their daily job responsibilities. You may not provide or engage in direct patient care, but you can see how the particular job provides care and observe the workings within the healthcare industry. We also offer short-term shadow experiences in non-patient care areas throughout our organization.

If you are under the age of 18, you will not be permitted to shadow in the following areas: Pediatrics Department, Obstetrics Department or in the Operating Room.

Requirements:

  • Student Tracking Sheet 
  • Student Immunization Validation Record  (including current TB test results)
  • Copy of current Driver’s License / or / Student ID
  • Background Report: This report can be obtained from your local police department.
  • 10-panel plus alcohol urine drug screen is required (these can be performed at WorkSmart)
  • Copy of current CPR card/certification (for students who will be in patient care/clinical areas)
  • HIPAA Verification (18 and under students will require the signature of his/her guardian)
  • Shadowing Overview Packet 

If you intend to shadow a physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or certified nurse anesthetist, the student must contact the provider or the provider’s practice manager to arrange a commitment to host.

Please email your completed shadow packet to:

students@mysouthwell.com

 

Southwell/TRMC uses third-party vendors for background checks and fees are associated. To assure all results are in and processed, please begin this process at least six weeks prior to the anticipated start date of your learning experience/clinical rotation.

Requirements:

    • Drug & Alcohol Screening within a year: clearance of a 10 panel + 1 (oxycodone) Drug PLUS Alcohol screen. The Medical Staff Office must receive the results before the student can begin his/her clinical rotation.
    • Criminal Background Check within a year: clearance of a criminal background check. The Medical Staff Office must receive the results before the student can begin his/her clinical rotation.
    • Immunization Record* – Student Immunization Verification Record: the student immunization verification record must include the following immunizations:
      • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis: one adult booster after age 10 years
      • Varicella: documentation of 2 Varicella vaccines OR Varicella titer validating immunity
      • MMR: documentation of 2 MMR vaccines OR an MMR titer validating immunity
      • Hepatitis B: documentation of all 3 vaccinations in the Hepatitis B series is required. It is recommended that after the series is completed, a titer be completed to assure immunity.
      • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine: documentation of the CURRENT influenza vaccination prior to the student beginning the clinical rotation
      • Meningococcal Vaccine: required for students who will be working in the Microbiology Lab area
      • TST (TB Skin Test): documentation of TST given within the last 12 months. History of a past positive TST requires a chest X-ray report
      • COVID Vaccine: documentation of 2 Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or 1 Johnson & Johnson vaccine
    • Copy of current Driver’s License
    • Copy of CPR certification – BLS/ACLS/PALS
    • Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI)
    • Letter of Good Standing
    • Photo for student badge
  • Online Orientation Forms – The orientation forms must be returned to the Medical Staff Office BEFORE the student can begin his/her rotation. Please click here to access forms listed below.
        • Checklist
        • Hospital Safety
        • Verification of HIPAA
        • Confidentiality Agreement
        • Conflict of Interest

    Southwell/TRMC does not accept declinations of any vaccine requirement unless there is a documented medical contraindication signed by a licensed healthcare provider. Declinations must be attached to the immunization record at the time of submission to Southwell/TRMC for clearance for your clinical rotation.

Submit all documents to Karen Rodriguez via email at Karen.Rodriguez@tiftregional.com

Southwell would love to create a tour specific for your organization.  Depending upon the age and size of the group, we will try to accommodate any group based upon the learning objectives. 

Want to set up a tour?

Email us at students@mysouthwell.com and let us know:

  • Age of group

  • Numbers who would attend

  • Dates/times best for group

  • Objectives of the tour/departments you wish to see.

  • Contact person for your group – please include; name, telephone number and email address.

 

General Guidelines:

  • Please reach out to schedule your tour with us at least 6 weeks before your desired tour date. (Feel free to reach out earlier than 6 weeks if you are planning ahead for your school year)
  • A legal adult who has guardianship or legal jurisdiction over them during the tour must accompany students under the age of 18.
  • Southwell Confidentiality Statements must be signed and returned to Southwell by the day of the tour.
    • The necessary forms will be sent to your organization’s contact person when the date of the tour is confirmed.
  • Permission slips for participation are the responsibility of the affiliating school or agency.
  • A brief orientation is required before starting the tour. This can be done either at your group’s meeting facility (such as at the school or club meeting location) or upon arrival at our facility (please notify us if you would like our staff to arrange the meeting upon our arrival.)
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Southwell reserves the right to deny, cancel, or postpone a scheduled tour when conditions exist that could compromise patient or visitor safety or if staffing demands are challenged (ex. Influenza rates within the community).