Standard Patient Program Assistant Coordinator - Simulation Center

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Must be a Registered Nurse.
  • Experienced with program planning, developing, implementing, and evaluation.
  • Outstanding communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with capacity to learn new software systems
  • Flexibility in schedule is required due to Standard Patient (SP) event times.

Preferred Qualifications and Education: 

  • Master’s degree in educational technology, education, or health-related discipline preferred.
  • Experience in standard patient methodology and/or simulation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of education theory and principles and methods of adult education desired.
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator or ability to obtain within two years of employment.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

  • Assists the SP Coordinator in operational aspects of the program as requested, following all program policies and procedures.
  • Provides coverage for SP Coordinator in their absence.
  • Organize various SP events.
  • Works with SP Coordinator to create a SP schedule for each semester.
  • Coordinate several SP orientations throughout the year including invites and RSVPs from new SP’s.  Works with SP Coordinator in the creation of orientation materials and folders.  
  • Responsible for the recruiting, scheduling, hiring, confirming, and facilitating standardized patient events as assigned.
  • Responsible for all SP employment applications and forms, emailing letters of hire, and performing multiple confirmations of SP work schedules in accordance with SP Program established procedures.
  • Distribute application, background check and personnel form by email to SP’s as designated by Standardized Patient Coordinator based on initial contact with prospective SP.
  • Ensures the completion and accuracy of all required employment forms.  Processes forms according to established procedure.
  • Ensures that parking permits are created for each temporary hourly SP and delivered to parking booth prior to every event.
  • Oversee data entry of all hours worked by each SP into payroll Ultratime program.
  • Authorize bi-weekly payroll using Ultratime for temporary hourly employees and Sim Center Lab Assistants.
  • Process hours for GVSU faculty / staff to GVSU Human Resources and
  • process one time pay hours for GVSU students through GVSU Student Employment Office.
  • Work with SP Coordinator to ensure that faculty is emailed the faculty survey after each designated SP event.
  • Ensure that guest access is obtained each week and post guest login / password so SP’s can access GVSU network.
  • Work with SP Coordinator to maintain both Standardized Patient Manual and Faculty Standardized Patient Program manual.
  • Assists in the development of new and revised policies and procedures.
  • Assist SP Coordinator in the drafting of the online SP program newsletter and coordinate the distribution of newsletter.
  • Works with SP Coordinator to promote and expand the use of the SP methodology with internal and external clients.
  • Participates in simulation events, learning lab experiences, data collection, publication, and presentation of research at the local, national, and/or international level.
  • Supervise student and temporary employees.
  • Actively seeks professional development opportunities and certifications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and degree

Department/Division:  Office of the Vice Provost for Health – Simulation Center

Campus: Pew Campus: Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences

Application Deadline Date:  November 14, 2017

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume.  On the application you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.