Job Type: Staff Job Description: 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 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
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.
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Integrity- Demonstrating respect, honesty and professionalism
Compassion- Caring for students, patients, and colleagues and all humanity
Excellence- Achieving quality in all that we do
Collaboration- Working with others to recognize diverse perspectives and achieve mutual goals
Intellectual Curiosity- Pursuing personal and professional growth
Innovation- Embracing new practices to improve outcomes
Heritage- Remain true to our Midwestern values and the guiding principles of osteopathic medicine
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 clothing.
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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