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Standardized Patient

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Job Location:
Health and Medical Services


Position Description
Incumbents in this position are trained to portray specific sets of health problems and symptoms that will aide students in learning the  proper techniques and procedures for taking medical histories, performing medical examinations, determining diagnoses and learning the appropriate way to educate and inform patients of diagnoses.

HSC - Amarillo

Department: Simulation Program Ama

Major/Essential Functions
  • Performing a variety of duties in order to accurately and consistently portray specific types of symptoms as defined by a patient case. This may include memorizing the history of their present illness, past medical history, physical exam results as well as demonstrating appropriate body language, emotional status, and personality characteristics.
  • Simulate a variety of clinical scenarios including a patient's appearance, demeanor and affect, communication style, chief complaint, symptomatology, patient medical history, and physical finding.
  • Demonstrate interviewing skills with students of the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, or other students utilizing the simulation center.
  • Instruct and practice interviewing and some superficial physical assessment skills with medical students.
  • Give feedback after interviewing the student.
  • Evaluate and assess the student's skills.
  • Deliver feedback in person verbally, written, or electronically.
Occasional Duties
Hired standardized patients are required to check email at least 3 times a day, TTUHSC email is SimCentral's primary source of communication. There is no specific minimum number of hours guaranteed, our SP program provides needs specific to the academic year curricula and schedules. Flexibility in daily schedule is required, being available at least 3 half days during the work week is essential, some exceptions made for various circumstances.

Required Qualifications
  • No acting or direct experience is required.
  • The minimum age eligible for hire is 18 years old.
  • Must have the ability to understand and follow  instructions.
  • Must have the ability to memorize and be improvisational.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Prior experience in a simulation environment.
Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Pay Basis: Hourly

Pay Grade Minimum

Pay Grade Maximum

Schedule Details
Common shifts, 7:30AM-12:00 and 12:30PM-5:00PM, or meeting the requirements set forth by participating institutions.

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: No
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