Job Description

Standardized Patient/Trainee

Requisition IDreq9757
Working TitleStandardized Patient/Trainee- For the age portrayal range of 36 to 45
Position Grade07
Position Summary

This posting is currently recruiting applicants for the case portrayal range of 36 years of age to 45 years of age. This is an on-call position and not benefits eligible.

A Standardized Patient (SP) is an individual from the community who is trained to portray a simulated patient case in a standardized manner. Requirements for this on-call position include the capacity for standardizing with other SPs who are cast in the same simulated patient case. These cases are used to teach and test clinical students’ patient care and communication skills. Therefore, to be standardized, SPs must have matching physical attributes for the available roles.

The capacity for standardization may be limited by certain physical characteristics or medical conditions such as surgical scars, tattoos, prosthetic limbs, muscle weakness, hearing loss, etc. SPs must be able to step up and down from an examination table, quickly change clothes, in and out of a gown, and perform physical tasks, which require full range of motion of limbs, such as raising arms overhead. SPs are required to provide ethnicity, age, gender and medical history in order to be cast in cases in a standardized manner.

Under training and close supervision in a clinical educational setting, consistently and accurately portrays specific emotions, behaviors, and physical disease symptoms while interacting with students in the health care field during simulated patient encounters designed to enable student experiential learning and/or assessment of student skills. Works varied hours on an on-call basis, as needed.

Other skills required to perform successfully as SP include being detail-oriented, and having an excellent memory and communication skills. SPs must consent to being filmed for educational purposes. After hire, photographs will be taken and confidential maintained for casting purposes.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • The posting for an actual position opening may require specific physical attributes and/or characteristics designed to meet the role of the character being portrayed.
Minimum Qualifications

Less than high school; no previous experience required.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications1. Reliable access to e-mail is critical for timely response to communication of upcoming case portrayals.
2. Willing to complete a questionnaire, which includes information about your demographics and medical history to better match you with specific standardized cases.
3. Willing to have the standardized case portrayal filmed for education purposes.
4. Willing to wear a hospital gown with or without undergarments, as needed for case portrayal.
5. Willing to undergo interviews and/or multiple non-invasive physical examinations conducted by clinical students.
Additional Requirements1. The position will require wearing a hospital gown with or without undergarments, as needed for case portrayal. 2. The position will require the selected candidates to undergo interviews and/or multiple non-invasive physical examinations by clinical students. 3. The position will require all cases to be recorded on camera for educational purposes. 4. The selected candidates will be required to complete a medical questionnaire that will be used to better match him/her to specific cases. 5. The selected candidates must have: ability to step up and down from an exam table, movement of all extremities without difficulty, ability to quickly change from a gown to clothing.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentAssessment & Learning (524C)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeOn-Call
Term End Date
Benefits Eligible
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check Required
For Best Consideration Date
Application Instructions1. Why are you interested in working as a standardized Patient? 2. Describe any experience you have that could be considered applicable to this type of work (i.e. teaching, acting, and role-playing). 3. Please describe how you feel about the medical system.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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