(Temp) Standardized Patient

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-01-07
Req: R100043547
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The department of Medical Student Education on the UHealth campus is actively seeking 11temporary, part-time Standardized Patients. A Standardized Patient (SP) is a person who is carefully trained to accurately, repeatedly and realistically recreate the history, physical findings and emotional responses of an actual patient in simulated "clinical" encounters. In addition, an SP is trained to evaluate and teach communication techniques that help a healthcare professional elicit information necessary for diagnosis and treatment, while establishing trust and rapport with the patient. The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine employs Standardized Patients in the training and evaluation of health care professionals, including: medical, nursing, prehospital, public health, and social work students. Standardized Patients are interviewed and examined by male and female health care students. They are able to give a consistent and pre-defined account of their condition and to answer the full spectrum of questions about themselves. SPs are highly effective for early learners (e.g. medical students) just acquiring the skills of history taking and physical examination, but also for more advanced personnel needing practice or assessment in handling complex or difficult patient encounters (for example "end-of-life" discussions or the delivery of "bad news"). SPs are appropriate simulators in clinic or ward-like settings where no interventions or therapies are provided on the spot and in which dynamic changes in the patient's condition over minutes or hours will not occur. For the latter kinds of situations, other simulation modalities are used. SPs can also be used to create special teaching movies to stimulate discussion, which have been used for example to help teach physicians about how best to conduct conversations with patients and families about end of life issues.


  • Simulate all aspects of scenarios, including history of current problem, affect/behavior and physical findings, in a standardized, accurate, and reliable manner
  • Role may vary from undergoing complete medical exams to evaluation for disease-specific illnesses, or to portraying a person in a crisis situation in need of a healthcare professional
  • Accurately and consistently complete checklists
  • Provide constructive feedback both verbal and written to medical students and colleagues
  • Work in a professional manner when interacting with learners, faculty, supervisors and peers
  • Accept ongoing feedback from facilitators and incorporate into case simulation
  • Promote positive communication about the Miller School of Medicine and its programs within the health care and local community
  • Participate in presentations to a variety of community, political and medical audiences
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Be comfortable having repeated physical examination maneuvers 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
  • Must possess strong communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Must have strong reading and writing skills to absorb and use the detailed case training and exam procedural information
  • Be willing to be audio and video-recorded during simulations
  • Be highly dependable and punctual
  • Must have excellent recall of learner performance
  • Attention to detail is essential
  • Must be flexible regarding scheduling and assignments; available to work evenings and weekends if needed
  • Must have the ability to understand and follow instructions
  • 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
  • Experience with software programs including MS office required
  • Must be able to work successfully in a team situation with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 12/30/2020
Application Due: 2/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time