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Standardized Patient

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 2, 2023

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Standardized Patient

About the Opportunity

The Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences at Bouve College is looking to hire Standardized Patients. The major responsibility of this position is to portray all the characteristics of a real patient, simulating specific emotions, behaviors and disease symptoms while engaging in patient-provider role-playing with health professions students, enabling students to practice necessary skills in labs and other simulated learning experiences. They may also be called patient actors. Standardized patients must be on campus to assist during scheduled class times. Courses occur during the fall, spring, and summer terms, typically between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Standardized Patients may cover one or multiple courses - each scheduled class is at least 2 hours long.

Qualifications: Excellent English oral and written communication skills required. Excellent attention to detail. Able to recall case information as cued by students in role-play situations. Able to problem solve and work well under pressure. Willing to work an intermittent schedule as needed.

Standardized Patient Duties :
  • Be highly dependable and punctual
  • Follow written and verbal instruction
  • Accept ongoing feedback from facilitators and incorporate into case simulation
  • Work in a professional manner when interacting with students, faculty, instructors and peers
  • Maintain confidentiality of case and student information
  • Memorize case scripts detailing specific emotions, behaviors, and disease signs/symptoms for presentation during role-playing
  • Simulate all aspects of scenarios, including history of current problem and affect/behavior in a standardized, consistent, accurate, and reliable manner
  • Be willing to be audio and videotaped during role-playing
  • Other duties as assigned

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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