STANDARDIZED PATIENT EDUCATOR
Number of Vacancies:
School of Medicine / Education and Academic
Scope of Job:
Provide administrative and technical expertise to the Standardized
Patient (SP) Program by organizing and implementing SP teaching and
assessment activities for use in various university and health
science student programs.
Description of Duties:
• Training of SPs for teaching and assessment sessions:
o Coordinates the development of training material for SP cases
portrayal, including checklist guides.
o Conducts training sessions for SPs.
o Assists with SP orientations on policies & procedures.
o Creates and implements SP work schedule.
o Ensures appropriate SP coverage and backup plan for unexpected SP
• Monitors SP performance for accuracy and appropriateness of
• Recruits, screens and interviews potential SPs as needed.
• Coordinates the development of training and educational materials
for SPs and student groups.
• Schedules, monitors and documents SP performances.
• Provides feedback to SPs quarterly regarding job
• Provides accurate accounting of SP payroll and other
administrative details as needed.
• Provides administrative and technical duties for SP
o Maintains SP database
o Assists in all technical and logistical requirements for SP
o Maintains working relationships with school faculty.
o Assists in the design and update of SP script scenarios.
• Collaborates with Simulation Center, Director to plan, develop,
and implement student exercises.
• Participates in research and scholarly activities.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
• Bachelor’s degree in a Health related field from an accredited
university,• Or a combination of the education and experience based
on a one-on-one basis.
• One (1) year experience in some type of medical education and/or
SP Training (to include knowledge and understanding of the use of
Standardized Patients in medical teaching)
• Or a combination of the education and experience based on a
Experience in recruitment, training, supervision and monitoring of
Use of standard office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate & work within a team.
Excellent customer service skills. Excellent computer, and written
and oral communication skills. Demonstrated attention to detail,
highly organized, self-motivated, and ability to work with limited
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
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