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HIPAA Self-Study

  • Job Shadow Overview

    The purpose of the job shadow is to provide you with a worthwhile learning experience. Come with prepared questions to ask your mentor. Patients are our number one priority, thus all job shadow participants must comply with rules designed to protect patient privacy. 
  • This packet will introduce you to our policies on:
  • Patient Confidentiality, HIPAA & Protected Health Information

  • Protecting Patient Privacy

  • A breach of confidentiality occurs when patient information is accessed, used or disclosed without proper authorization. Examples of situations you must keep confidential (do not share with anyone) while you are job shadowing . . .
  • "What do I do if I see a patient I know?"

  • It's okay to greet them. You can tell them you are here as part of a Job Shadow experience, but don't
  • "What information can I share about my job shadow experience?"

    Remember, patients trust us with their healthcare information. Job shadow participants will sign a Confidentiality Statement of Understanding. Ask yourself, "How would I want my personal healthcare information treated?"
  • Infection Prevention

  • Infection Prevention is everyone's job. As a job shadow participant student, you must remain with your guide or mentor and follow his/her example:
  • Practice Hand Hygiene:

  • Dress Code

    Please comply with the dress code requirements. Individuals who are dressed inappropriately will be asked to reschedule their job shadow experience.
  • Professional Conduct

  • Job Shadow Tips

    If you have any questions, need to reschedule, or will be late, please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator or the Iowa Valley Intermediary Coordinator. All this information can be found in your confirmation email.
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