Simulated Patient

  • Kansas City University
  • Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Jan 29, 2024
Part time / Adjunct Health & Medical Services

Job Description

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Simulated Patient

R-0002204
Kansas City Campus

Job Type:
Staff

Job Description:

In a clinical setting, independently, consistently and accurately portrays specific emotions, behaviors and disease symptoms while interacting with students in the health care fields during simulated patient encounters designed to enable experiential learning and/or assessment of students' skills. Assesses student behaviors using standardized measurement tools, and participates in group training and/or mentorship of entry-level standardized patients. Requires appropriate SP attire and non-invasive physical examination(s) performed by trainees of all levels. Works varied hours on an on-call basis, as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To portray a patient in an accurate and standardized way
  • To both observe and accurately document student performance on skills checklists
  • To communicate with students in a straightforward and positive way.
  • Be flexible and have the ability to adapt to quick changes and work in a dynamic environment
  • Maintain a positive attitude and work well with students, staff, and SP colleagues
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the students
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding the training and assessment materials you receive
  • Agree to wear the appropriate SP attire and be physically examined
  • Agree to be audio and video recorded for educational and promotional purposes
  • Agree to have any sessions, activities, and videos viewed and reviewed by staff, fellow SPs, and others
  • Represent department and the University favorably and in accordance with established Core Values and expectations
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization



Supportive Functions:

  • Other administrative tasks (i.e., filing, copying, preparing documentation)



Qualifications:

  • Ability to accurately and convincingly maintain a specified character as trained.
  • Ability to work flexible hours on a scheduled on-call basis.
  • Ability to recall case information, as cued by students in a role-play situation.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of case and student information.
  • Ability to understand and follow directions and incorporate trainer feedback.
  • Ability to recall and accurately score student behaviors.
  • Demonstrate basic to intermediate computer skills and proficiency.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills



Physical Requirements:

Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other equipment including items stored at various levels, including overhead.

Be able to frequently change positions during a simulated exam (i.e. sit, stand, squat, twist, lie down).

Be able to move all extremities without difficulty, step up and down from an exam table, and quickly change from a gown to clothing.

Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting

Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)

Be able to lift up to 20 pounds.

Be able to sit on an exam table or stand for up to four consecutive hours without a break.

Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

Annual Security Report

KCU is committed to providing a safe campus for students, faculty, and staff. Our annual campus security report lists campus crimes and statistics for the campus and public areas around campus for the last three years, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Thank you for your interest in a career at KCU!


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Who is KCU?
Kansas City University (KCU), founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private not-for-profit health sciences university with Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Biosciences and a developing College of Dental Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the sixth largest medical school in the nation, the ninth most impactful medical school in primary care for the nation, the tenth most affordable of private medical colleges, and the leading producer of physicians for the State of Missouri. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has two sites strategically located on the University’s campuses in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri, to address the growing needs of both urban and rural populations. The University offers multiple graduate degrees: a doctor of osteopathic medicine; a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology; a master of arts in bioethics; a master of science in the biomedical sciences; a master of business administration in partnership with Rockhurst University; a new master of public health in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and plans to seat the first doctor of dental medicine students in 2023.






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