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Standardized Patient (Special Procedures)

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

Standardized Patient (Special Procedures)

Posting Number: SRGV6023
Number of Vacancies: Multiple
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / Education and Academic Affairs
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Scope of Job:
In a clinical setting, interacting with students in the health care field during simulated patient encounters that are designed to enable experiential learning and/or assessment of students' skills.

Description of Duties:
• Must be willing to participate in Breast, GYN, Prostate/Male genital or rectal examinations.
• Accurately remembers encounters with students for the purpose of scoring student behaviors.
• Participates in group training and/or mentorship of entry-level standardized patients.
• Maintains confidentiality of information related to cases, student behaviors and feedback evaluations.
• Provides educationally constructive verbal feedback within a structured format, as appropriate to the position.
• Works varied hours on an on-call basis, as needed.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
Direct supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:

Required Education:

Preferred Education:


Required Experience:
• Flexible scheduling.
• Ability to work flexible hours on a scheduled on-call basis.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• 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.
• Must be comfortable with discussing and demonstrating her/his own anatomy with others.

Preferred Experience:
Acting experience.

Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions:
• Must be able to: move all extremities without difficulty, step up and down from an exam table, and quickly change from a gown to clothing.
• Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment.

The Standardized Patient is interviewed and examined by learners as though they were that person in the doctor’s office, clinic, or emergency department, giving that patient’s history, and simulating their physical signs, such as pain or difficulty waking. No invasive examinations are performed; no medications are given; no sharps are used. Some disrobing may be required.

Physical Capabilities: n/a

Employment Category: Part-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 01/05/2021
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

To apply, visit jeid-dcb049162c84d148a14811c842471f49

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