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Simulated Patient

Kansas City University
Joplin, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 29, 2023

Job Details

Job Type:Staff

Job Description:

In a clinical setting, independently, consistently and accurately portrays specific emotions, behaviors and disease symptoms while interacting with students in the health care fields during simulated patient encounters designed to enable experiential learning and/or assessment of students' skills. Assesses student behaviors using standardized measurement tools, and participates in group training and/or mentorship of entry-level standardized patients. Requires appropriate SP attire and non-invasive physical examination(s) performed by trainees of all levels. Works varied hours on an on-call basis, as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To portray a patient in an accurate and standardized way
  • To both observe and accurately document student performance on skills checklists
  • To communicate with students in a straightforward and positive way.
  • Be flexible and have the ability to adapt to quick changes and work in a dynamic environment
  • Maintain a positive attitude and work well with students, staff, and SP colleagues
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the students
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding the training and assessment materials you receive
  • Agree to wear the appropriate SP attire and be physically examined
  • Agree to be audio and video recorded for educational and promotional purposes
  • Agree to have any sessions, activities, and videos viewed and reviewed by staff, fellow SPs, and others
  • Represent department and the University favorably and in accordance with established Core Values and expectations
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization
Supportive Functions:
  • Other administrative tasks (i.e., filing, copying, preparing documentation)
  • Ability to accurately and convincingly maintain a specified character as trained
  • Ability to work flexible hours on a scheduled on-call basis
  • Ability to recall case information, as cued by students in a role-play situation
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of case and student information
  • Ability to understand and follow directions and incorporate trainer feedback
  • Ability to recall and accurately score student behaviors
  • Demonstrate basic to intermediate computer skills and proficiency
  • Access to a laptop or computer with a webcam and good internet connectivity for remote telemedicine encounters if scheduled
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
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.

Annual Security Report

KCU is committed to providing a safe campus for students, faculty, and staff. Our annual campus security report lists campus crimes and statistics for the campus and public areas around campus for the last three years, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Thank you for your interest in a career at KCU!


Kansas City University

Kansas City has been home to KCU for more than 100 years. Now, KCU is proud to call Joplin, Missouri a second home. We’re constantly creating new programs such as the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, an MS in biomedical science, specialized dual degrees and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. 

KCU has a long, rich history of osteopathic medicine. Founded in 1916 by George J. Conley, DO, KCU is the oldest medical school in Kansas City and the largest medical school in Missouri. 

Join KCU to become part of a progressive, diverse and inclusive community of which you can be proud, and leave a mark by making possible the education of future leaders in the health sciences.

It’s so much more than just a paycheck. It is more than our award-winning benefits, competitive compensation package and outstanding well-being program. The strength of our university is rooted in our talented group of people and our shared sense of purpose. We are a university founded on science and compassion that never stops working to ensure a future with both.

Nationally recognized benefits package to help ensure the health and well-being of you and your family.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • FSA & HSA with Annual KCU Contribution
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Telehealth Services
  • Pharmacy Advocacy Program

And we always strive to DO good.

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