General Responsibilities:

The Standardized Patient reports directly to the Medical Director and Assistant Director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center (CSSC). The major responsibility of this position is to portray all the characteristics of a real patient, simulating the signs and symptoms. Standardized patients will often be physically examined by students and faculty as part of the medical students learning experience.

Job Category Temporary

Work Schedule Flexible Hours, events mainly on Tuesday and Wednesday

Other Characteristics of Position

  • Must be flexible regarding scheduling and assignments
  • Must have the ability to understand and follow instructions
  • Must demonstrate the ability to be instructed by a Standardized Patient Educator and consistently simulate a case scenario in an accurate, reliable and professional manner.
  • Must possess strong communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Must have strong reading and writing skills to absorb and use the detailed case training and exam procedural information
  • Must have excellent recall of learner performance
  • Attention to detail is essential
  • Applicants with acting experience are encouraged to apply, though this is not an obligatory skill set
  • Experience with software programs including MS office is required
  • Experience with CAE Learning Space a plus
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required

Specific Tasks

  • Be highly dependable and punctual
  • Be willing to study prior to scheduled training
  • Demonstrate flexibility and reliability with scheduling and assignments
  • Follow written and verbal instructions
  • Provide constructive feedback to medical students and colleagues
  • Work in a professional manner when interacting with learners, faculty, supervisors and peers.
  • Be comfortable having repeated physical examination maneuvers performed on self
  • Be willing to wear a hospital gown with only undergarments underneath, while on camera and/or observed live through an observation window or video monitor
  • Simulate all aspects of scenarios, including history of current problem, affect/behavior and physical findings, in a standardized, accurate, and reliable manner
  • Accurately and consistently complete checklists
  • Accept ongoing feedback from SP Educators as well as facilitators and incorporate into case simulation
  • Be willing to be audio and videotaped during simulations
  • Other duties as assigned