Standardized Patient - Kodiak

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Classification:Temporary Service Casual
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 76
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Health
Location: Kodiak
Categories: Health Profession, Other

Position Summary:

This is a pool of applicants which the Health Sciences Simulation Center will draw from when Standardized Patients are needed to perform as patients or patient family members for students. This position is temporary and work is assigned as needed. Students in College of Health programs work with SPs to develop examination, interviewing, and therapeutic skills. Standardized Patients should have a commitment to the education of healthcare professionals and lack bias towards the healthcare system.

Duties:

Current UA faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, and student workers are not eligible to apply.

Summary:
This is a pool of applicants which the Health Sciences Simulation Center will draw from when Standardized Patients are needed to perform as patients or patient family members for students. This position is temporary and work is assigned as needed.  

Qualified applicants will be placed into a hiring pool from which Standardized Patients will be hired for the Acceptance into the qualified applicant pool does not constitute an offer of employment. Those hired must sign a Consent and NonĀ­ Disclosure Agreement. 

Standardized Patient Positions:
A Standardized Patient (SP) portrays a patient for the clinical education and training of healthcare professionals. There are varied SP positions:

  • 1: Patient Model (SP level 1): $12.50/hour - participates in workshops where students practice routine physical assessments, positioning, and or use of medical equipment.
  • 2: Standardized Patient Performer (SP level 2): $25.00/hour - is an actor who accurately and consistently recreates the history, personality, physical findings, emotional structure and response pattern of an actual patient or family member.  
  • 3: Medical Model (SP level 4): $50.00/hour - participates in genitourinary examination training workshops which includes the breast, pelvic, genital and rectal areas. 

Applicants may be appointed for one, two, or all three position(s).

Students in College of Health programs work with SPs to develop examination, interviewing, and therapeutic skills. The encounters may be recorded for student analysis and reflection. Some roles call for SPs wear hospital attire and or make-up called medical moulage. Invasive procedures such as obtaining blood specimens and X-rays are NOT performed. Standardized Patients should have a commitment to the education of healthcare professionals and lack bias towards the healthcare system.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to follow direction of Faculty and SP Educators to consistently portray a case scenario in a standardized, accurate, and reliable manner.
  • Ability to work in a professional manner when interacting with students, faculty, supervisors and peers.
  • Ability to accurately and consistently complete checklists.
  • Ability to monitor other standardized patients for quality assurance and communicate with faculty and staff about simulation inconsistencies.
  • Ability to accept ongoing feedback from supervisor/trainer and incorporate into case simulation.
  • Ability to provide feedback to learners and colleagues in a constructive manner.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English sufficiently to perform the functions of the job.

Required Experience:
No experience is required.

Education/Training:
Must be 18 years of age or older.

 

The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.

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