- Appropriate dress ensures that the facility remains in compliance with issues such as infection control, safety and security, disparity and professionalism.
- All participants are required to wear close-toed shoes. Socks, tights or hose are to be worn with all shoes.
- Present a clean, neat, professional appearance.
- Sleeveless tops or dresses may be worn if covered by a sweater or jacket.
- Leggings are acceptable if worn with a long jacket, sweater or top.
- Hair must be neat, clean and well-groomed. Facial hair should be neatly trimmed. Long hair must be tied back.
- Hats and/or head coverings are acceptable only when required for the job, while undergoing chemotherapy or required for religious observation.
- Jewelry must be professional and kept to a minimum.
- No pierced jewelry, except earrings, may be shown.
- No more than 1-2 tattoos may be visible.
- You may be asked to wear protective clothing if necessary for the safety of the patient or participant (surgical scrubs, personal protective equipment, etc.).
- If you arrive wearing clothing that Floyd Valley staff deems inappropriate, you will be asked to wear a lab coat or be dismissed to change clothes.
What NOT to Wear:
- Excessively tight, revealing or baggy clothes.
- Sweatshirts, T-shirts, tank tops, halter-tops, open back or spaghetti strap tops or bare midriffs.
- Any clothing with graphics, designs or offensive words.
- Jeans, shorts, walking shorts, mini-skirts or stretch/yoga/swishy/athletic pants.
- Overpowering perfumes, colognes or scented lotion.
- Excessive makeup.
Hand washing is the most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of disease. It is required that all observers wash their hands upon entering and exiting a patient’s room.
If you have any active signs of illness, including coughing, sore throat, fever, stomach illness rash, draining skin sores or other symptoms of illness, you must reschedule your observation experience. Proof of a current flu shot must be submitted if your shadow experience occurs between October 1 and March 31.
Throughout your shadow experience, you’re required to utilize the same precautions for personal protection as the employees in the facility. Simply wear the same protective equipment as the staff person you are shadowing.
Acknowledgment and Signature
- By your signature below, you acknowledge the following:
- I understand that information I see and hear about patient identity and conditions is considered confidential and is not to be discussed outside of my career observation experience. Any violation of patient or hospital confidentiality will result in dismissal from the experience.
- Floyd Valley Healthcare will take immediate action in any situation in which my behavior or performance adversely affects the best interests of the patients or the facility. This action may include, but is not limited to, my removal from the facility and the experience.
- Floyd Valley Healthcare is not responsible for lost or stolen personal belongings.
- I will hold Floyd Valley Healthcare and its employees harmless in the event of incident, injury or illness. Floyd Valley Healthcare is not responsible for costs involved with emergency or follow-up care.
- I will call the facility and cancel, in advance, my shadow experience if I suspect I may be ill.
I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above information and I have had the opportunity to ask questions for clarification. By providing my signature below, I confirm that I agree to adhere to the conditions and guidelines of the career observation experience. I hereby agree that I will not disclose to anyone information concerning patients and patients’ family members which I may acquire during the observation period.