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Students & Faculty

Southwell and Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) strives to offer quality medical services, topnotch employees, and compassionate care to the community.

Part of the organization’s commitment includes helping in the development of future providers and support staff with a variety of student opportunities. We work hard to ensure our employees meet and exceed the standard requirements of employment and expertise in their discipline. Southwell/TRMC expects the same from all students seeking to come into our organization. All students are held with the responsibility to complete all required documentation regarding your purpose on the Southwell/TRMC campus (i.e. Shadowing, Internship, etc.) and the pre-requisites set forth by our organization.

Please be sure you complete the required documentation and information. We CANNOT guarantee you an opportunity if you do not submit all documents and information in a timely manner. You will need to complete the DOB and other highlighted areas on this Student Tracking sheet and email back to get the process started as soon as possible.

These documents take time to process and due to the large volume of students interested in opportunities with Southwell/TRMC, we need time as well to complete your processing. We request a MINIMUM of six weeks notification before your desired starting date to have you ready within the desired time frame.

Thank you for your understanding. After viewing our web information for students, if you have questions please contact us at students@tiftregional.com.

Important Forms

You can access the required forms that are necessary to satisfy your Southwell/TRMC experience requirements here:

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 – 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: 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

  • Online Orientation Forms – The orientation forms must be returned to the Medical Staff Office BEFORE the student can begin his/her rotation.
      • 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@tiftgional.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 – a 10-panel + Oxycodone and Alcohol urine screening from a lab or collection facility that follows Department of Transportation protocols is required. Results must be sent to Southwell/TRMC by the Lab conducting the screen or by the student’s school of enrollment. Southwell/TRMC cannot accept hand-carried results from the student.
  • Citizenship Status (i.e. Social Security number or immigration registration number)
  • Immunization Record (including current TB Test and Flu Shot) – Please print the Student Immunization Validation Record from the website for specific immunization requirements and for your personal provider or health department to complete.
  • Online Orientation – A Unique account will be set up for you after your background check and drug and alcohol screen has been recieved and cleared. Information needed to build the account will be requested via email and instructions will be sent to the email address you provide us. 
  • Copy of current Driver’s License
  • Copy of CPR certification (where required)
  • Student Tracking Form
**Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Southwell/TRMC is not currently offering school tours. Please refer to the information below when tours are open.**

Southwell will 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.  General guidelines:

  • Please communicate with us at least 6 weeks before your desired tour date (greater than 6 weeks is appreciated).
  • Students who are minors must be accompanied by legal adults who either have guardianship or legal jurisdiction over them for the period of time during the tour.
  • Southwell Confidentiality Statements must be signed and returned to Southwell by the day of the tour (These are sent to the 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 the hospital if prearranged.

Want to set up a tour?  Email us at students@tiftregional.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 – name, telephone number and email address.

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).

Southwell/TRMC welcomes short term shadowing for any individual middle school aged and up who desires to observe the functions of a particular career or job within the healthcare industry. The shadowing experience is usually 8 to 40 hours for a particular career/job area.

How we shadow: An employee allows you 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 or works within the healthcare industry. We do not schedule shadowing in the Operating Room, Pediatrics Department, or in the Obstetrics Department for individuals who are under the age of 18.

Requirements:

  • Student Immunization Records (including current TB skin test, flu vaccine, and COVID-19 vaccine)
  • Citizenship Status & Copy of current Driver’s License or student ID
  • Orientation
  • For shadowing with 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.

An extended shadow is a high school age or older individual who wishes to explore more than one job/career area or who is seeking hours (more than 40 hours) as a pre-requisite to admission to a particular academic program.

How we shadow:

An employee allows you 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 or works within the healthcare industry. We do not schedule shadowing in the Operating Room, Pediatrics Department, or in the Obstetrics Department for individuals who are under the age of 18.

Requirements:  See information under Non-Medical Students

An instructor supervised student comes from an affiliating school, college, or university and engages in the direct activities of the job/career including direct patient contact under the supervision of an on-site instructor from the school/college/university. Southwell/TRMC retains responsibility for patient care and assist students in learning while providing care. Contracts between Southwell/TRMC and the school/college/university are required. Students enrolled in academic programs should refer to their instructors for guidance in completing the requirements. Pre-requisites are processed prior to starting learning experiences.

Southwell/TRMC cannot provide a review of records such as background checks and acceptance reviews for students prior to the school, college, or university submitting the student information to us.

Requirements:

  • Background Check
  • Drug & Alcohol Screening
  • Citizenship Status
  • Immunization Records (including current TB Test and Flu Shot)
  • Online Orientation
  • Signature Forms
  • Copy of current Driver’s License
  • Copy of current CPR card/certification (for students who will be in patient care/clinical areas)
  • Student Tracking Form

Intern and precepted students are students from an affiliated school college or university who engage in direct activities of the job/career (including direct patient care) under the direct supervision of a Southwell/TRMC employee who has agreed to serve in the capacity of on-site instructor/mentor. The Southwell/TRMC employee provides this service at no charge to the school/college/university and has received Southwell/TRMC Supervisory approval to serve in this capacity during their regular work hours. Appropriate agreements are signed between the school/college/university and Southwell/TRMC as well as with the employee.

Requirements:

  • Background Check
  • Drug & Alcohol Screening
  • Citizenship Status
  • Immunization Records (including current TB Test and Flu Shot)
  • Online Orientation
  • Signature Forms
  • Copy of current Driver’s License
  • Copy of current CPR card/certification (for students who will be in patient care/clinical areas)
  • Student Tracking Form

An extern (sometimes called an intern by job classification) is a student actively enrolled with an affiliated school, college, or university that during summer or off-school time, works for Southwell/TRMC under the direct supervision of a designated Southwell/TRMC employee in a specific job role. The extern role involves an agreement between the student and Southwell/TRMC for a designated time period and provides the student with additional supervised experience beyond a classroom setting.

An agreement between Southwell/TRMC in the student’s school, college, or university may be required. Intern/externship does not include employee benefits, nor does it include independent scheduling for patient care. Stipend pay is at the discretion of the Southwell/TRMC department accepting the intern/extern. Availability of intern/extern positions is at the discretion of the organization and specific department area.