SIH Student Orientation
Students are now required to show proof of current flu shot, given in the current flu season before interning, shadowing or participating in a clinical assignment with SIH.
Welcome to Southern Illinois Healthcare’s electronic orientation for students. We are pleased you have chosen SIH and hope that you have a great experience. The links below are designed to help orient you to SIH.
All applications must be completed online before you begin your clinical rotation or job shadowing experience with SIH. After you complete your application, an instruction page will be generated to give you additional instructions about your assignment. All applications are considered active and kept on file for 1 year.
Please click on one of the links below in order to determine what category you, as a student, fall into.
Clinical Orientation student (40 hours or more of observation at SIH)
Students that are affiliated with a school/college and have been approved to participate in a clinical rotation with SIH through your school/college. Ex. Students enrolled in the following programs: Nursing, Radiology, Lab, Respiratory Therapy, PT/OT, etc. These students will be completing over 40+ hours on a semester basis.APPLY HERE!
Intern (40 hours or more of observation at SIH)
Internships are mainly offered for non-clinical students. Students must be enrolled in an educational program. Students will submit their cover letter and resume to the System Office HR department or the hospital they are interested in interning for review. Ex: A student is enrolled in the Healthcare program at SIUC. She is interested in interning in Compliance. This student would submit her cover letter and resume to the System Office HR department for review.If accepted as an intern, the student will apply here.APPLY HERE!
Job Shadowing student (40 hours or less of observation at SIH)
Job shadowing is available to employees and non SIH employees. Job shadowing is typically 40 hours of observation or less. In order to job shadow at SIH, students must fall into one of the categories listed below.
Current student enrolled in a CNA program or a current high school student enrolled in either a CNA or Health Occupations program. Your job shadowing experience will be facilitated through your schools instructor and the appropriate SIH employee
Any current student that is actively enrolled in college and needing observation hours required for entry into a medical program. Ex: A Kinesiology student needing 40 hours of observation hours in order to gain acceptance into a Physical Therapy program. Ex: A Biology student needing a certain amount of observation hours in order to gain acceptance into a Physician Assistant program.The program director or instructor of the educational program you are applying to will need to provide you with a letter stating the number of observation hours you need to complete. A letter from the facility manager/physician that has agreed to provide you with the observation hours must also be completed.Medical students that have arranged a job shadowing experience with a SIH physician directly falls into this category.
Complete the online orientation paperwork under your required section. You must print the confirmation page at the end of the orientation and bring with you on the first day of your assignment.
If you have a 2 step TB test that is active within 90 days of your start date, we will accept that with no further TB testing requirements.
If you have a 1 step TB test that is active within one year, you will be required to have a 1 step TB test within 30 days of your start date.
**Proof must be shown on the first day of your assignment. If you do not have a current TB test that meets our above requirements, you will need to have one before applying for a shadowing experience with SIH.
Proof of medical insurance
Students must have a drug test completed at WorkCare, located at 500 Lincoln Drive, Herrin, IL 62948. WorkCare is open Monday-Friday from 8AM-4:30PM.
No appointment is needed for a drug screen. Please take a photo ID with you and be ready to leave a urine specimen.APPLY HERE!
High School Summer Internship Program
Students interested in this program would follow the application instructions on the High School Summer Internship Program link.APPLY HERE!