Freeman Careers

Professional Development

Freeman Health System offers Freeman employees and the general public the ability to expand their medical knowledge.

Whether you are furthering your education, dipping your toe into the medical field, or furthering your career as a nurse, Freeman Professional Development has you covered! Our Professional Development team has an array of opportunities for you, depending on your unique circumstance. Explore our many opportunities below.

Professional Development

Freeman Job Shadowing

The Freeman job shadowing program enables students and community members to explore healthcare careers by shadowing caregivers. Through the program, members of our medical team share experience, advice and knowledge with participants. Students are encouraged to use their firsthand experiences at Freeman help make decisions about class choices, continuing education and their career. 

Participating departments include:
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cancer (Oncology)
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Operating Room
  • Cath Lab
  • Emergency Department
  • General Medical
  • Infusion Center
  • Laboratory
  • Maternity Center
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operating Room/Scrub Technicians
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistants
  • Quickmeds Pharmacy™
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Services
Contact Our Job Shadowing Team

Kasandra Acuff, RN, MSN
Job Shadow Program
932 E. 34th St.
Joplin, MO 64804
Phone: 417.347.2554
Fax: 417.347.9316

Additional Job Shadowing Resources

    • Participants must be 16 or older.
    • The program is open to high school, college and job-training program students. Community members may also be eligible to shadow – please call for more information.
    • We make every effort to arrange shadow opportunities in the student’s area(s) of interest.
    • Job shadowing hours will be limited to 2 days up to 16 hours in a calendar year (January 1-December 31).
    • If this job shadow request is for an academic program requiring more than 16 hours please provide documentation from the academic program and submit along with the completed job shadow application for processing. Request for more than 16 hours will only be submitted for approval with proof from an academic program.
    • Job shadowing takes place during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.
    • Completion of registration form, Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement form, Observational Experience Agreement form, Observational Expectations and Regulations form, and HIPAA 101 patient privacy training are required for each shadow experience (to be completed in the Human Resources Office) are required for each job shadow experience..
    • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
    • Participants are required to review HIPAA patient privacy training prior to the job shadow experience within the Human Resources Office on the date of the scheduled job shadow.
    • Applications must be completed entirely, prior to submission.
    • Applications must be submitted to the contact information below to be considered for the job shadowing program.
    • Please be aware that your job shadow experience will not be scheduled until all forms are completed and submitted.
    • Please allow a minimum of four weeks between the date the application is returned to the coordinator and your desired shadowing date.

    Apply today!

    Professional Development

    Freeman Clinical Courses

    In addition to the services above, Freeman offers a number of courses to help you further your career in the medical field. These classes are available not only to Freeman employees but also to members of the community.

    Professional Development

    Freeman Health Academy
    Interested in a career in healthcare?

    The Freeman Health Academy is a program that provides local students the opportunity to have an introduction into the healthcare profession. To better serve our local students seeking out careers in healthcare, Freeman Health Academy will be in line with the academic school year, starting in September and running thru April with health-related educational topics and hands-on activities being offered one time per month.

    Freeman Health Academy is for any junior who meets the application requirements and who is interested in a healthcare career.

    In conjunction with classes, students will have the opportunity to job shadow in various units throughout the facility. These job shadow opportunities are provided each month to participants who attend the in-class sessions and uphold the requirements of the program. Job shadowing is a chance for applicants to work alongside unit staff and see the everyday operation of various departments within the facility.

    Hands-on labs will be offered for participants as well. These labs will take place at Freeman Health System. Topics for labs may include but are not limited to: dissections, CPR, blood draws, starting IVs, vital signs, and assessment techniques.

    Seats are limited. Apply today!

    Contact Us

    Freeman Health Academy
    932 E. 34th St.
    Joplin, MO
    Phone: 417.347.2554
    Fax: 417.347.0145

    Director of Professional Development

    Kami Gollhofer, MS

    Office: 417.347.6608
    Fax: 417.347.0016