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Allied Health Students

Education - Advanced Practice

School Program Director Internship Process for Allied Health Students

  • Read Step 1, then receive all student's required materials outlined in the Allied Health Student Intern Section.
  • School Program Directors verify all materials are complete and meeting St. Luke's Standards by signing the attestation on the student's registration form. This is a legal contract in which you take full ownership of the student's materials.
  • The student's registration form and CDC COVID Vaccine Card is to be scanned as a single pdf and emailed to the hosting department supervisor. Paperwork should not come directly from the student.  (updated 10/20/21)
  • Paperwork not submitted or incomplete within the 2 week timeframe will not be accommodated.
  • All questions should be referred to the hosting St. Luke’s Hosting Department.

Steps To Be Completed

1. Guidelines for Processing Interns (updated 10/20/2021)
Please read the attached for an explanation on processing student interns and your role, as the School Program Director.

2.  Students with a criminal history report

Criminal Background Investigation Report

  • If there is any type of criminal history is reported on the FBI Fingerprint Report, Child Abuse Clearance or PA State Police Criminal Background Check, please print this form and have the student complete and email, along with all criminal history reports, to the St. Luke’s University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus Volunteer Services Department.

3. Health History and Screening requirements: St. Luke's health history requirements should be completed and kept on file at the school.  Students are responsible for costs associated with additional immunizations or testing.

   a. Immunization History Form 

  • In addition to the outlined standard immunization requirements, it is important to note all students are required to have the COVID Vaccine and current annual flu vaccine. Exemption requests may be considered, please reach out to the hosting department manager for appropriate exemption request forms. 
  • As of September 25, 2021, COVID Vaccination is required. Please receive a copy of the students CDC COVID Vaccine card and submit to your St. Luke's contact.

   b. Drug Screen Requirements

  • St. Luke’s requires the following drugs to be screened: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Cannabinoids, Opiates (including morphine, codeine, hydromorphone, hydrocodone) and Phencyclidine (PCP) within 30 days of the start date at St. Luke's for all student interns. Screening should be done via a Health and Human Services approved/certified lab and be a forensic study.
  • If the school does not have a method of providing drug screening, drug screen services are available through St. Luke’s Occumed Resources located at St. Luke’s North. Please contact for further information or to set up an account.

   c. TB Questionnaire

  • Please print the attached form and provide to students who have had a positive TB test in the past. This form, along with a clear chest x-ray and/or BAMT (Blood Assay Mycobacterium Tuberculosis) test, should be kept with the student's medical file.

   d. Hepatitis B Declination Form

  • Having the Hepatitis B series is strongly recommended for students completing an internship at St. Luke’s, but is not required. Should a student decline the vaccine, the attached form should be completed and kept on file with their medical history. 

4. Records Verification (updated 10/20/2021)

  • After receiving all required documents outlined for Allied Health Students to complete, sign the bottom section of the registration form and submit along with the CDC COVID Vaccine Card.  Please have both documents in one pdf and scan/email to the St. Luke’s Hosting Department Supervisor.

Students assigned to St. Luke's Facilities in New Jersey

  • Students assigned to the Warren Campus need to complete all three PA State Criminal Clearances and the New Jersey State Police Criminal History Check. This should be kept on file with the school records. 

Important considerations:

  • If you have any questions about your student's status, please contact your St. Luke’s Hosting Manager.
  • All materials are due at least 2 weeks prior to the student's start date.
  • Incomplete materials will result in a delay with the student intern's start date.