Standardized Patient

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 08, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
Job Type:Staff

Job Description:

General Responsibility 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.

Essential Duties:

• Be highly dependable and punctual

• Demonstrate flexibility and reliability with scheduling and assignments

• Follow written and verbal instruction

• 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 facilitators and incorporate into case simulation

• Be willing to be audio and videotaped during simulations

• Other duties as assigned.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and our lack of physical access to the KCU Campus, we have established a 100% remote system through the conferencing app, Zoom to continue our student encounters. We are requiring all interested parties of the Standardized Patient Program the following:

  • Access to a computer or laptop with good internet connectivity
  • Access to a webcam
  • Intermediate to moderate computer knowledge
  • Intermediate to moderate internet knowledge
  • Flexible schedule
  • A quiet and secure space for encounters with student doctors
  • Comfortability being recorded on video

    It is to be understood that not only would you work as a standardized patient from home remotely, but that when restrictions are lifted you would work as a standardized patient on campus, in an exam room with a student doctor.

Job Characteristics:

  • As Needed Work
  • Schedule Flexible Hours, (include the title and position number of the supervisor, type of supervision, and scope of supervision received)


  • Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • 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.
  • Applicants with acting experience are encouraged to apply, though this is not an obligatory skill set.
  • Experience with software programs including MS office required. Experience with Educational Management Solutions (EMS) preferred.
  • 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

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Thank you for your interest in a career at KCU!

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