Standardized Patient (SP) Coordinator/Trainer

Stony Brook, NY
Sep 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Standardized Patient (SP) Coordinator/Trainer-1702787

Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)

Bachelor’s degree in theatre, communications, teaching or a health profession required. Minimum (3) three years of full-time experience in Simulation/Standardized Patient training or related experience in an education/training environment. . Familiarity with teaching and assessment methods. Experience with quality assurance and evaluation of performance and feedback. Proficiency in MS software applications, Internet and database use required. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Strong customer service skills also required. Ability to work independently on self-managed tasks and reach projected goals and deadlines, as well as part of a team. Ability to work in a fast paced and at time high stress environment, multitasking complex projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with simulation technology and computer systems. Experience in staff recruitment, interviewing and/or casting. Experience working with multicultural students/faculty/staff. Experience in conducting workshops and seminars.

Brief Description of Duties:

The Instructional Support Specialist will coordinate the Standardized Patient (SPs) program under the supervision of the Director of the Clinical Simulation Center (CSC). The incumbent will hire, train, manage and supervisor all SPs involved in the teaching and assessment activities in the CSC which includes objective structured clinical evaluations as well as high fidelity hybrid simulations. The incumbent will be responsible for the development and revision of case materials, maintenance of SP training database, feedback training, best practices for SP education, current training techniques, evaluation of SP performance and quality assurance program.


Training and Development: Develop and conduct training sessions for Standardized Patients (SPs) for teaching and assessment sessions. .SPs are trained in all aspects of case portrayal, accurate evaluation of student’s communication, performance and medical knowledge. Will also train SPs for delivery of performance feedback to students and the proper documentation of the student performance. Develop training protocols, commit those protocols to writing and carries out such protocols independently as needed. Maintain a training database/log detailing what Standardized Patients are trained and able to perform each cases.

Design and Planning:

Consult with the Director of the Center, faculty and staff in order to develop, revise and finalize educational and assessment materials for use in the SP activities. This includes detailed SP scenarios/case materials, valid and reliable assessment tools to measure student medical knowledge and communication skills, and updating existing educational and assessment materials based on current literature and clinical practices. This will include researching medical terminology and entry of case materials into Bline system.

Program Evaluation:

Evaluate the effectiveness of the training. Assist in program quality improvement initiative. Evaluate Standardized Patients in real time/video review and provide immediate constructive feedback to Standardized Patients on performance. Validate student scores on educational and assessment exercises by reviewing student performances and SP evaluations. Provide Standardized Patients quarterly feedback on case portrayal/performances, student assessment and appropriateness of student feedback. Provide remediation of Standardized Patients as needed.

Supervision: Recruit, interview, and select individuals to serve as SPs based on specific criterion. Establish and maintain relationships with community organizations to facilitate recruitment of Standardized Patients from diverse backgrounds. Conducts Standardized Patients orientation sessions and provides program policies and procedures. Informs SPs of any updates/changes to Center policies. Monitor utilization of Standardized Patients and assign them appropriately to cases, evaluate outcomes and generate reports when requested.

Activity/Coordination: Assist with coordination/execution of clinical learning activities/objective structured clinical examinations. Assists with technical, professional, materials and logistical requirements for all activities associated with SP’s in a health care environment.

Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes: FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evening and weekends in order to meet the needs of Clinical Simulation Center.

About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Official Job Title: Instructional Support Specialist
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: SOM - Clinical Skills Center-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 - 5:00SOM - Clinical Skills Center-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Sep 29, 2017
Posting End Date: Oct 13, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $77,000-$90,000 / Annual @ 1.0 FTE CWE
Salary Grade: SL4


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