Standardized Patient

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Part time / Adjunct Health & Medical Services

Job Description


Standardized Patient

Job ID: 218138
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Part Time


About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University -Our Health Sciences Campus:1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information
The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine, and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

Job Summary
Job Posting Refresh 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). 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 workdays. Must be able to portray a person other than him or herself effectively and consistently in a standardized way.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Follow the rules and procedures for the exam. Must be willing to receive instructions for needs of the program. Recall actions and dialogue that may have occurred during an interaction with the trainee. Provide feedback to learners in a constructive manner as coached. Accurately and consistently completes Communications Skills, History, and Physical checklists indicating areas addressed or not addressed by the learner during the scenario assessment. Participate with learner in mock interview, counseling, and/or physical examination. Simulate all aspects of each clinical scenario including a patient's appearance, demeanor and affect, communication style, chief complaint, past medical history, and physical findings. Know the history of the presenting illness, past medical history, physical exam results as well as their body language, emotional state and personality. Will have to wear a hospital gown with only undergarments underneath, while on camera and/or observed live through an observation window or video monitor. Must be comfortable with a physical examination of SP's entire body by health care professionals, along with repeated physical examination maneuvers performed on self. Must be objective when interacting with and rating examinees of all backgrounds. Must be willing to work a varied schedule. Perform all other related duties/tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications
High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent from a State or Federal accrediting organization.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience as a standardized patient, a health professional, an instructor or relatable work in this field.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases. Must be able to provide constructive feedback and communicate articulately. Must be able to observe and remember learners' behavior for accurately evaluating their competencies.

This is a part-time position equaling 19.60 hours per week and the possibility of a varied scheduleShift: Days/M-F; Must be willing to work a varied schedule, maximum of 19.60 hours a week.
Salary Minimum (Min-Mid or list up to the budgeted amount which should not be more than the midpoint).
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position
Recruitment Period: Until Filled
Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.
Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today! search Job ID: 218138.Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university.Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365.

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