Summary: 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
To communicate with students in a straightforward and positive
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
Agree to be audio and video recorded for educational and
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
- Other administrative tasks (i.e., filing, copying, preparing
- Ability to accurately and convincingly maintain a specified
character as trained.
- Ability to work flexible hours on a scheduled on-call
- Ability to recall case information, as cued by students in a
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of case and student
- Ability to understand and follow directions and incorporate
- Ability to recall and accurately score student behaviors.
- Demonstrate basic to intermediate computer skills and
- Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders
repetitively to operate a keyboard and other equipment including
items stored at various levels, including overhead.
Be able to frequently change positions during a simulated exam
(i.e. sit, stand, squat, twist, lie down).
Be able to move all extremities without difficulty, step up and
down from an exam table, and quickly change from a gown to
Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and
understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate
exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the
telephone, and in a group setting
Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended
periods of time (4 or more hours)
Be able to lift up to 20 pounds.
Be able to sit on an exam table or stand for up to four consecutive
hours without a break.
Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate,
reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions,
make valid judgments and decisions
The essential physical and mental requirements described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
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information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy,
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