Standardized Patient Advisor

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Job Title: Standardized Patient Advisor
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 226314
Job Summary A Standardized Patient (SP) Educator is an individual trained to participate in overseeing and training the work of standardized patients used in multiple educational programs in order to meet educational objectives and program requirements. This is a multi-incumbent position with duties including, but are not limited to recruiting, training, setting up events, assigning work, and performing quality assessment of the Standardized Patients. They will directly report to the Standardized Patient Program Director.Responsibilities

  • Provides the training of all Standardized Patients in all aspects of case portrayal, checklist item recognition, physical exam procedures, feedback training and communication. This includes human, hybrid, virtual, and mixed modality simulation.
  • Attends and participates in appropriate organizational workshops to keep current on educational theory and practice in the use of simulation and Standardized Patients in medical education (example - ASPE).
  • Develop and perform continuous quality improvement activities for the Standardized Patient Program including video review, checklist review and providing feedback to SPs.
  • Operates all technical resources to facilitate teaching and evaluation of medical students, nursing students and other health professions/ students.
  • Serve as a backup Standardized Patient as needed.
  • Coordinates dissemination of activity material to Standardized Patients.
  • Assists Program Coordinator with the recruitment of Standardized Patients (SP) for scheduled activities.
  • Functions as part of team that runs OSCE and other simulation-related events.
  • Works closely with Educational Simulation directors, staff, SPs, students and faculty to plan and implement educational programs that use SPs, and to ensure that the Standardized Patient Program meets the needs of all concerned. Prepares and updates materials for each standardized patient encounter, such as assignments, scenarios, checklist, handouts, evaluations, schedules and room assignments.
  • Monitors Standardized Patients exercises for portrayal and documentation accuracy in student performance (quality assurance).
  • Assists faculty with case and script development.
  • Observes Standardized Patients performance and provides timely effective feedback to support performance goals.
  • Collects and analyses data for annual Standardized Patients evaluations under the guidance of program director.
  • Recruits, auditions and assists in selecting Standardized Patients for employment and participates in new SP orientation.
  • Assists students, Standardized Patients and faculty in troubleshooting computer problems during activities including issues with Learning Space & Zoom.
  • Organizes rooms and equipment (task trainers and simulators) set up for learner activities.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned
Required Qualifications High School Diploma with at least five (5) years of relevant work experience as a standardized patient or relatable work in this field.Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in healthcare education either as an Standardized Patient trainer/educator or patient educator.
  • Professional simulation experience in an academic setting.
  • Special Simulation training or certification.
  • Experience in education, theater/performance, or healthcare.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance methods.
  • Public speaking/platform skills; experience giving presentations to groups.
  • Previous experience with simulation technologies, including high-fidelity mannequins and task trainers.
Proposed Salary Shift: Days/M-F (Work outside of the normal business hours may be required) Pay Grade: 15 Minimum salary: $18.71/hour - $25.26/hour Salary to be commensurable with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the
position Recruitment Period: 04/20/2021 - Until FilledKnowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability to train Standardized Patients as directed for their roles in various scheduled activities.
  • Ability to coordinate the logistics and scheduling SPs, rooms, faculty and students for all events.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to interact and communicate effectively with SPs, students, faculty and staff.
  • Must be able to provide constructive feedback and communicate articulately.
  • Must be able to observe learners' and standardized patients┬┐ behavior and performance for accurately evaluating their competencies.
  • Work requires basic medical terminology and a general understanding of basic physical examination.
  • Must be comfortable with a range of technologies (AV, computer, electronics, and medical equipment).
  • This position requires some lifting, walking, and standing for prolonged periods of time.
Conditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.Other Information This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.




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Posted: 4/28/2021
Application Due: 6/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time