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Standardized Patient (Part Time/Multiple Positions) (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Health and Medical Services

Posting Number: req7835

Department: COM Phoenix Academic Affairs

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 435 E. 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona, College of Medicine - Phoenix has an ongoing process of hiring and training a diverse and comprehensive group of Standardized Patients (SPs). SPs are integral to medical education for students to learn, develop and practice important communications skills and the art of the medical interview. Students also practice their newly acquired physical exam skills to gain confidence prior to working with actual patients. The SPs are carefully recruited and trained to take on the characteristics of real patients and to portray a specific case(s). Students will do a brief medical interview and/or a focused physical examination, and have the opportunity to learn and to be evaluated in a simulated clinical environment.

Standardized Patient activities enable students to learn about medical issues that are sometimes specific to age, gender or other criteria that may not be suited to all Standardized Patients. These individuals are carefully recruited and trained to take on the characteristics of a real patient thereby affording the student an opportunity to learn and to be evaluated on learned skills in a simulated clinical environment. Once the College of Medicine - Phoenix Medicine faculty or staff selects cases for an event, Standardized Patients are matched with the cases using specific criteria. Each simulation is designed to be as realistic as possible to enhance the learning experience.

There are various types of SPs in which you can play a significant role in helping shape the health care providers of tomorrow. In addition to our SPs that performed brief medical interview and/or a focused non-invasive physical exams, we also select and carefully train a small portion of our SP employees to perform specialized duties as Gynecological Teaching Associate (GTA) or Male Urological Teaching Associates (MUTA). More information about GTA and MUTA opportunities will be discussed at the interview.

This position has physical requirements which include:

* The ability to participate in student exam by getting on and off a standard exam table, performing range of motion with your arms, legs and hips and putting on and tying a patient gown.

* Normal range of vision, hearing and speech.

Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
All University employees, including student
workers and graduate assistants/associates, must verify that they are fully
vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or
disability/medical accommodation.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix anchors
the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun.
The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians,
scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. The
Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University's priorities of engagement,
partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research
initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Act as a client or patient in encounters with medical
    students and respond with programmed responses according to the questions
  • Portray a particular case or patient presentation
    accurately and consistently.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of the interview and
    communication skills by filling out a checklist, and also by giving verbal
    and/or written feedback following each encounter.
  • Represent patient viewpoint and provide individualized
    feedback to medical students on clinical, interpersonal skills, and
    professionalism in a constructive manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent
    learning attained through experience required.
  • Must be able to use a computer and enter information as
    it relates to the program.

Preferred Qualifications

* At least one year of technical experience working in a remote or virtual environment using video conferencing software, preferably Zoom.

* Knowledge on how to use data entry systems and scoring rubrics; giving, and receiving feedback, using video capture software and recordings in an education/training environment.

* Previous job experience where customer service is a key component of the job.

* Previous experience as a Client Patient Simulator / Standardized Patient.

* Experience teaching, tutoring, coaching or evaluating.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: Varies

Job FTE: 0.10

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Academic Administration

Benefits Eligible: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: $20.00 Per Hour

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Med Education Prgm

Job Function

Academic Administration

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 0

Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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