Standardized Patient - As Needed

Randolph-Macon College
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 10, 2022

  • Randolph-Macon College, a private, co-educational liberal arts institution, invites applications for Standardized Patients in our Physician Assistant (PA) Program and our Nursing Program. The Standardized Patient (SP) is a person trained to portray a patient in a realistic and consistent, or “standardized,” way during encounters that simulate actual patient care scenarios. SPs will interact with PA and Nursing learners in a variety of patient scenarios for the instruction and assessment of clinical skills and clinical decision-making. Through training provided by PA Program and / or Nursing Program personnel, SPs will consistently and accurately recreate a patient history in response to learner questioning and, in some cases, provide feedback for learners in their communication and physical exam skills. The physical exam will be limited, non-invasive, and clearly defined prior to the SP event. The specific ‘character’ needs vary by SP event, and frequency of work will vary based on the needs of the PA Program and Nursing Program.

  • Simulate patient cases in response to questioning by learners based on a specific defined scenario
  • Flexibility in role assignment to include both physical and mental health scenarios
  • Undergo a limited and non-invasive physical exam, which may include maneuvers like listening to the heart or looking in the ear
  • Accurately complete checklists and other assessments to evaluate learner performance
  • Participate in training prior to an SP event
  • Work cooperatively with learners, faculty, and staff
Experience / Qualifications:
  • Must be over 18 years of age, reliable, and be accessible by phone and email
  • Flexible schedule, as most activities will occur during business hours, Monday through Friday
  • Prior acting interest/experience preferred for the Nursing Department role
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology for the Nursing Department role
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Proven relationship building skills
  • Ability to be punctual and reliable to meet scheduling requirements
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality to uphold the consistency of the learning process
  • Ability to memorize and verbally convey basic demographic / background information
Founded in 1830, Randolph-Macon has approximately 1500 students and is located in Ashland, VA, a residential community 15 miles north of Richmond and 90 miles south of Washington D.C. Randolph-Macon College, an equal opportunity employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We welcome applications from members of underrepresented populations.

Please complete an online application at to include uploading a resume and contact information for three professional references addressed to: Sharon Jackson, Director of Human Resources. Application review will begin immediately.

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