Job Description

Standardized Patient/Trainee

Requisition IDreq10471
Working TitleStandardized Patient/Trainee - For the age portrayal range of 46 to 55.
Position Grade07
Position SummaryThis posting is currently recruitingapplicants for the case portrayal range of 46 years of age to 55 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 trainedto portray a simulated patient case in a standardized manner. Requirements forthis on-call position include the capacity for standardizing with other SPs whoare cast in the same simulated patient case. These cases are used to teach andtest clinical students’ patient care and communication skills. Therefore, to bestandardized, SPs must have matching physical attributes for the availableroles.
The capacity for standardization may be limited by certainphysical characteristics or medical conditions such as surgical scars, tattoos,prosthetic limbs, muscle weakness, hearing loss, etc. SPs must be able to stepup and down from an examination table, quickly change clothes, in and out of agown, and perform physical tasks, which require full range of motion of limbs,such as raising arms overhead. SPs are required to provide ethnicity, age, genderand medical history in order to be cast in cases in a standardized manner.

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 fortimely response to communication of upcoming case portrayals.
2. Willing to complete a questionnaire, which includes information about yourdemographics and medical history to better match you with specific standardizedcases.
3. Willing to have the standardized case portrayal filmed for educationpurposes.
4. Willing to wear a hospital gown with or without undergarments, as needed forcase portrayal.
5. Willing to undergo interviews and/or multiple non-invasive physicalexaminations 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 RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date
Application InstructionsIn your cover letter, please address each of the following items: 1. 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.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online