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Standardized Patient

New York Institute of Technology
Job Location:
Old Westbury, 11568
Health and Medical Services
Job ID: 2024-3659

Division: Academic Affairs

# of Openings: 10

Position Type: Temporary Staff

Type: Temporary Part-Time


New York Institute of Technology's six schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in in-demand disciplines including computer science, data science, and cybersecurity; biology, health professions, and medicine; architecture and design; engineering; IT and digital technologies; management; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education founded in 1955, it welcomes nearly 8,000 students worldwide.

The university has campuses in New York City and Long Island, New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world. Nearly 110,000 alumni are part of an engaged network of physicians, architects, scientists, engineers, business leaders, digital artists, and healthcare professionals. Together, the university's community of doers, makers, healers, and innovators empowers graduates to change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future.

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New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Jonesboro, Arkansas campus seeks part time / by the day, week or case Standardized Patients (SPs). The Standardized Patient reports directly to the Standardized Patient Educator. The major responsibility of this position is to portray all of the characteristics of a real patient, simulating the signs and symptoms. Standardized Patients will often be physically examined (no invasive exams) by students and faculty as part of the medical students learning experience providing constructive feedback to medical students and colleagues.

A standardized patient (SP) has the unique opportunity to shape the education of future physicians. By helping NYITCOM train our students, Standardized Patients will be a part of improving health care, and helping medical students to give empathetic care to all of their patients. This program is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, so application from underrepresented people groups is highly encouraged.

Specific Tasks

  • Be highly dependable and punctual
  • Demonstrate flexibility and reliability with scheduling and assignments. A typical assignment may be 20 - 30 hours in a week's time, based on the specifics of the case.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to be instructed by a Standardized Patient Educator and consistently simulate a case scenario in an accurate, reliable and professional manner.
  • Provide constructive feedback to medical students and colleagues
  • Be comfortable having repeated physical examination maneuvers (non-invasive) performed on self
  • Be willing to wear a hospital gown with only undergarments underneath, while on camera and/or observed live through an observation window or video monitor
  • Simulate all aspects of scenarios, including history of current problem, affect/behavior and physical findings, in a standardized, accurate, and reliable manner
  • Accurately and consistently complete checklists
  • Accept ongoing feedback from facilitators and incorporate into case simulation
  • Be willing to be audio and videotaped during simulations
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Ability to follow directions and communicate both written and verbally.
  • Strong reading and writing skills to absorb and use the detailed case training and exam procedural information.
  • Must have excellent recall of learner performance.
  • Attention to detail is essential.
  • Must have a solid internet connection and intermediate computer skills for training and scheduling.

Work Schedule: Flexible Hours, day by day or week schedule based on case requirements. Must be flexible regarding scheduling and assignments, as needed.

We offer competitive wages and flexible schedules. Paid training is provided to all Standardized Patients. Interviews take place periodically during the year. Working as a Standardized Patient is considered an hourly temporary job. The hours will depend on the needs of the events throughout the year.

 Please submit cover letter & resume for consideration

New York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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