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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Per Diem Standardized Patient Participant.
A Standardized Participant (SP) is an individual trained to portray a patient, family member, health care team member, etc. He/she will be employed for purposes of training and/or assessing health care professionals (e.g., medical students, residents, and nurses). Selected candidates will be trained to simulate symptoms and illnesses for routine medical examinations, and assess clinical skills of participating health care professionals. During teaching or assessment activities SPs should expect that the learner may interview, counsel and/or physically examine them. In this role, SPs may portray various medical, behavioral and emotional scenarios involving established/scripted scenes in support of training clinical professionals throughout the health system. SPs may provide feedback to clinical professionals (learners) regarding their conduct, response and medical assessment to ensure they are providing excellent service for patients.
- Perform a variety of duties after training and rehearsal to accurately and consistently portray various medical scenarios or cases.
- Know the history of the presenting illness, past medical history, physical exam results as well as their body language, emotional state and personality.
- Simulate all aspects of each clinical scenario including a patient’s appearance, demeanor and affect, communication style, chief complaint, symptomatology, past medical history, and physical findings.
- Participates with learner in mock interview, counseling and/or a physical examination.
- Provides feedback to learners in a constructive manner as coached.
- Uses ongoing feedback from the supervisor/trainer, incorporates it into the case simulation, and is open to continual retraining regarding portrayal and ratings.
- Accurately and consistently completes Communications Skills, and History & Physical checklists indicating areas addressed or not addressed by the learner during scenario assessment.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- Recall actions and dialogue that may have occurred during an interaction with the trainee.
- Must be reliable in following rules and procedures for the exam.
- No minimum education requirement
- Must have strong reading and writing skills to absorb and use the detailed case training and exam procedural information.
- General computer skills. Must be able to use a simple computer program, mainly involving clicking the “mouse” and typing on the keyboard.
- An SP must be able to follow directions in achieving the portrayal, be highly dependable in their work, including punctuality. Must be responsible about keeping track of scheduled work days.
- Must be able to portray a person other than him or herself effectively and consistently in a standardized way.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
- Must be willing to wear a hospital gown with only undergarments underneath, while on camera and/or observed live through an observation window or video monitor.
- Comfort with a physical examination of SP’s entire body by health care professionals with exception of rectal, pelvic, genital, female breast and corneal reflex examinations. Must be comfortable having repeated physical examination maneuvers performed on self.
- Must be objective when interacting with and rating examinees of all backgrounds.
- Able to be flexible regarding assignments and scheduling. Must be willing to work a varied schedule due to a potential 7-day per week, schedule of exams for AM and PM shifts.
Experience as a standardized patient desirable
Experience in theatre, medical field or educational field desirable
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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