Standardized Patient (SP)

Aug 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Standardized Patient (SP)

Union Level:
Department: Provost
Campus: Stockton
Posting Number: 201301129P
Full or Part Time: Part Time
Number of Months: 9
Work Schedule: No standard workweek or days. Scheduled for slots on a first-come, first-serve basis according to program needs.
Position End Date:
Open Date: 08/15/2017
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions:

Primary Purpose:
The Standardized Patient (SP) is a temporary, part-time position which includes the option of evening and weekend work. SPs are trained actors who portray a patient case or scenario in preset time constraints during a clinical encounter with the pharmacy student. SPs are scheduled for slots on a first-come, first-serve basis according to program needs and date and times they are available to work. There is no minimum or maximum number of hours per semester in which a SP must and/or will be scheduled work. SP positions are for one academic year and may be renewed annually. SPs will receive ongoing evaluation and critique, which will be used by the program to determine if continued services will be requested.

Essential Functions:
Pharmacy students usually perform a history and physical on patients including non-invasive exams (i.e. exam of heart, lungs, feet, etc.). On some occasions, SPs may be asked to wear a medical gown, but will not be asked to disrobe beyond undergarments. Bike shorts or other undergarments are always allowed for standard examinations. On some occasions the SPs will be asked to portray an unhappy or angry patient to simulate conflict mediation scenarios.
SPs will be asked to sign an agreement indicating consent and waiver in connection with the work they will perform, and an acknowledgement that they are not receiving treatment of any kind.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Interact with examinees.
2. Observe and evaluate examinee’s technique and behavior.
3. Provide appropriate feedback to examinees.
4. Follow all written and oral directions provided by the Pharmacy Program.
5. Organize, distribute and collect all test materials as directed by the Pharmacy Program.
6. Maintain confidentiality, integrity of exam materials, and exam procedures.
7. Maintain a professional and pleasant atmosphere to create an environment for optimal test performance for all examinees.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Standardized Patients (SP) must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Standardized Patients (SP) must be comfortable with dealing with difficult situations.
  • Reliability is essential; Standardized Patients (SP) must be on time and dependable.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Provide excellent, professional customer service and possess strong people skills.
  • Have the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing and follow written instructions.
  • Work in a team atmosphere with frequent interruptions.
  • Work effectively with a diverse population.
  • Uphold the confidentiality and integrity of all exams.

    Physical Requirements:
    The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Lifting of materials (15 lbs or less)
  • Bending, stretching, reaching required
  • Sitting for long periods of time

    Hiring Range: $25.00 per hour

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    Background Check Statement:
    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

    AA/EEO Policy Statement:
    University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.