Standardized Patient

Western University of Helth Science
February 19, 2023
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Offerd Salary:$17.00
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Posting Details

In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to the position's level, core duties, job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Classification Series Details

Function College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Family Academic Support Services Classification Series Title Standardized Patient

Classification Pay Scale

Minimum $17.00

Maximum $27.04

Posting Details

Posting Number S00872

Position Title Standardized Patient Position Status Part-time Campus Western University Campus-Pomona, CA Department 1430-Standardized Patients – COMP Job Summary

The major responsibility of this position is to apply various acting, communication, and feedback skill sets as set forth by the parameters of a given event or exercise. Standardized Patients (SPs) perform for learners from various colleges on the WesternU Pomona campus as well as outside clients as needed. Performances require a realistic portrayal of a patient or client involving simulating physical signs and symptoms, responding to verbal cues from the learner in a standardized manner that is dictated by the case materials, and/or providing an accurate assessment of the learners' clinical and interpersonal skills verbally and/or through documentation. SPs will often participate in non-invasive physical examinations with learners as part of the learning experience. The SP must be able to perform and assess repeatedly throughout a session without losing accuracy or standardization from previous encounters or fellow SPs.

The SP reports directly to the Director and Assistant Director of the Office of Medical Simulation. For individual learning events, employee will be scheduled, trained, and supervised by the Standardized Patient Educator leading the event.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Must be highly dependable and punctual
  • Must demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and reliability with: - Scheduling and assignments - Performances; encounters require varying skill sets depending on the college, overseeing faculty, and level of learner

  • Must possess strong communication skills, both written and spoken, and be able to: - Understand and follow instructions - Work in a professional manner when interacting with learners, faculty, supervisors and peers - Accept ongoing feedback from facilitators and incorporate this into case simulation - Provide constructive feedback to learners and colleagues

  • Must have strong reading and writing skills in order to: - Absorb and use the detailed case training and exam procedural information - Accurately and consistently complete assessments

  • Must have excellent ability to recall learned performance.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to learn and adjust to feedback from Coaches and Standardized Patient Educators and consistently simulate a case scenario in an accurate, reliable and professional manner.
  • Must be comfortable participating in repeated physical examination maneuvers. This includes: - Simulating all aspects of scenarios, including history of current problem, affect/behavior and physical findings, in a standardized, accurate, and reliable manner - Wearing a hospital gown with only undergarments underneath, while on camera and/or observed live through an observation window or video monitor - Being willing to be recorded during simulations

  • Strong attention to detail is essential

  • Required Qualifications

    Experience with software programs and computer skills required.

    List comments regarding work hours

    Flexible Hours – events are primarily held on weekdays between 8am-6pm

    Posting Date 09/17/2020 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Essential Job Duties

    Job Duties

    Perform for learners from various colleges on the WesternU Pomona campus including: COMP, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Dentistry as well as outside clients as needed. Apply various acting, communication, and feedback skill sets as set forth by the parameters of a given event or exercise. Performances require a realistic portrayal of a patient or client involving simulating physical signs and symptoms, responding to verbal cues from the learner in a standardized manner that is dictated by the case materials, and/or providing an accurate assessment of the learners' clinical and interpersonal skills verbally and/or through documentation.

    Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duties

    Participate in non-invasive physical examinations with learners as part of the learning experience. The SP must be able to perform and assess repeatedly throughout a session without losing accuracy or standardization from previous encounters or fellow SPs.

    Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duties

    Accurately and consistently complete assessments and provide constructive feedback to learners and colleagues

    Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duties

    Other duties as assigned

    Percentage Of Time 10

    Physical Demands

    Physical Demands

    Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? Yes

    If yes, list maximum weight and duration

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is often required to sit and view a computer screen for prolonged periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to stoop. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and must occasionally move or push by cart up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    Employee may occasionally participate in the standardized patient role of having a simulated client/patient interview and physical examination while in a gown with undergarments on. The physical exam may include, but is not limited to: listening to the heart and lungs with a stethoscope; pressing on your abdomen, neck, face, and limbs to assess tenderness; using a scope to look in your ears, eyes, nose, and throat; taking your pulse, respiration, and blood pressure; checking muscle strength, reflexes, range of motion, and gait. The employee must be comfortable raising or lowering his/her gown to expose areas of the body (chest, abdomen, hip, etc.) for students to perform an adequate physical exam.

    Describe Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Duties of the position are normally performed in a lab or lecture hall setting. The noise level in this setting ranges from quiet to high noise level depending on the activity at hand.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

    Optional Documents

  • Resume
  • Additional Applicant Document
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you hear about WesternU's Standardized Patient Program?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Why are you interested in serving as a Standardized Patient?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have previous experience working as a Standardized Patient?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please describe any previous experience in any or all of the following: acting, teaching/tutoring/coaching/evaluation, medicine.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • This position requires audio and video recordings of job duties being performed; recordings are used solely for educational purposes and will never be released to the public. Are you comfortable being video and audio recorded in this capacity?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Would you be comfortable performing job duties in a hospital gown and undergarments and lifting/lowering the gown in order for students to properly perform certain examinations (listening to heart, lungs, abdomen, etc.)?
  • Yes
  • No
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