Professional Student Application

Salem Health Mission: To improve the health and the well-being of the people and the communities we serve.

Salem Health Vision: Exceptional Experience Every Time

Salem Health Values: Excellence, Accountability, Integrity, Caring, Teamwork

Healthcare Infection Prevention – Best practices for preventing healthcare associated infections (HAI’s) are related to hand hygiene. The single most important factor for preventing the spread of infection is proper hand hygiene to protect our patients and ourselves.

The Joint Commission requires hospital compliance with the World Healthcare Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

All staff including visitors should wash or decontaminate BEFORE and AFTER each patient visit. Hand hygiene should also occur after gloves are removed.

Safety is responsible for managing three areas of the Environment of Care; Safety and Health, Fire Prevention, and Hazardous Materials & Waste. Keeping the hospital in compliance with DEQ, OSHA, EPA and DOT rules is one major component of our safety management program.

Security can be contacted by calling from a Salem Hospital phone to 40311 (routine) or 40911(emergency calls).

Violence Salem Health has a “Zero Tolerance” policy against violence in the workplace. Violence may be in the form of physical altercations as well as verbal (i.e. threats)

All violence is to be reported via;
       – Patient Safety Alert (PSA) – Security – House Supervisor

Visitors do not have the right to visit, they have the privilege which can be revoked for specific reasons (i.e. infection control issues, interference with care, court orders, disruptive behavior, etc. CMS 428.13).

Emergency Codes Each observer will be exposed to the code system and should remain with the person they have been assigned in the case of a code. Said staff person will provide observer additional information as needed.

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Your application is reviewed by qualified hospital staff, and is our first experience with you. For this reason, it is important to be thorough and accurate in your answers. Please use proper capitalization and punctuation.

In the application, we use extended response questions to best evaluate comprehension of the materials you need to know before coming into the hospital. Each question requires a response that indicates you've read and understand the material.

Follow these guidelines to ensure your answers are complete and adequate.
  • Use your own words - copying and pasting answers is not acceptable.
  • Answer all questions - your application will not be processed unless it is complete.
  • Submit a full answer rather than a one-word answer or a list when a summary or description is required.
This information will be kept confidential and used only in conjunction with this program.

This application is only for students currently enrolled in an accredited university or college training program that leads directly to certification, registration, or licensure in a healthcare profession. Salem Health has contracts with colleges throughout the nation to provide professional training for their clinical or business students at Salem Hospital and/or West Valley Hospital. Placements are arranged directly by the educational institution and the hospital organization. Interested students whose schools do not presently have a contract with our hospitals are encouraged to discuss their interest with their schools.

Do you meet the criteria for professional student as described above?

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  Current SH Employee
  I have previously been a student at SH
  I previously registered under another name

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