Career paths - Requirements/Criteria

Life is different when you make a difference.

Salem Health’s Career Exploration Program allows you to experience what it is like to work alongside a health care professional. Our Career Exploration Program will provide you with insight into your career and help you select the right field for you.  Areas available for shadowing are listed below.

Areas not offering job shadows

  • Unable to set up Surgery/Operating Room shadows without a sponsor
  • Unable to set up medical provider/doctor shadows without a sponsor
  • Coders/Health information Management (medical records)
  • Remote Workers

Areas offering job shadows:

All areas subject to change

Nursing Discipline

Nursing units

  • Medical Telemetry (heart monitoring)
  • Medical Surgical Oncology (cancer care)
  • General Medical Unit (general nursing)
  • General Surgery Unit (post-surgical nursing)
  • Orthopedics Unit (bone and joint care)

Critical care nursing units

  • Emergency Department (ED)
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Cardiovascular Care Unit (CVCU)
  • Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU)
  • Neuro-Trauma Care Unit (NTCU)

Women’s and Children’s Services

  • Labor and Delivery
  • Mother/Baby
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Pediatrics (babies, children and teen care)

Radiation Oncology — for educational requirements:

  • Radiation Therapy Nursing
  • Radiation Therapy

Non-nursing units:

Imaging Specialties

  • X-Ray
  • CT - computerized tomography imaging
  • MRI - magnetic resonance Imaging
  • Ultrasound - imaging using sound waves
  • Vascular Ultrasound - ultrasound of the veins and arteries
  • Nuclear Medicine - imaging using small amounts of radioactive material
  • Cardiac Cath Lab - noninvasive cardiac procedures
  • EKG - electrocardiography of the heart’s electrical activity
  • Echo - ultrasound of the heart

Infusion and Wound Care

  • Outpatient IV medication services

Interpretive Services (Language Access)

Lab Services

  • Phlebotomy (blood draws)

Pharmacy - in and outpatient services

Physician - must have physician sponsor

Therapies — for educational requirements for inpatient and outpatient

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy

West Valley Campus

  • General nursing unit
  • Infusion and Wound Care
  • Rehab
  • Emergency nursing

Find your perfect healthcare career journey.