Standardized Patient

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Lebanon, OR 97355, USA
  • Dec 27, 2023
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

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Standardized Patient

Posting Number: S00873
Position Status: Part time
Campus: Western University Campus-Lebanon, OR
Department: 14301-Standardized Patients Prog-NW

Function: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - NW
Family: Academic Support Services
Classification Series Title: Standardized Patient

Classification Pay Scale
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 job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $17.00
Maximum $27.04

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $17.00
Maximum: $20.00

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 on the WesternU Lebanon 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 of the Office of Medical Simulation, WesternU Oregon. 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
  • 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/checklists
  • 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.


Preferred Qualifications


Posting Date: 09/17/2020
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants


Essential Job Duties
Essential Job Duties



Job Duties

Perform for learners on the WesternU Lebanon campus 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

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.


To apply, visit https://jobs.westernu.edu/postings/25725






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