Temporary Casual Simulated Participant

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  • Job Number:521104
  • Classification:Temporary Service Casual
  • Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 72
  • Work type:Temporary
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
  • Location:Anchorage, Palmer, Dillingham, Kodiak, Valdez, Fairbanks, Homer, Soldotna, Kotzebue, Nome, Juneau, Petersburg, Sitka, Bethel
  • Categories: Health Profession

Position Summary:

Standardized Patients work with College of Health students as they learn and develop examination, interviewing, and therapeutic skills in simulated clinical encounters. Standardized Patients should have a commitment to the education of healthcare professionals and lack bias towards the healthcare system. Hired persons must sign a Consent and Non-Disclosure Agreement. This position is temporary; work is assigned as needed; and may include telework. Standardized Patients work with students located at various sites across Alaska. Positions are available at the following campus sites: Anchorage, Bethel, Dillingham, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Mat-Su, Nome, Petersburg, Sitka, Soldotna, and Valdez.

Duties:

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

Summary:
Standardized Patients work with College of Health students as they learn and develop examination, interviewing, and therapeutic skills in simulated clinical encounters. Standardized Patients should have a commitment to the education of healthcare professionals and lack bias towards the healthcare system. Hired persons must sign a Consent and Non-Disclosure Agreement. This position is temporary; work is assigned as needed; and may include telework. Standardized Patients work with students located at various sites across Alaska. Positions are available at the following campus sites:  Anchorage, Bethel, Dillingham, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Mat-Su, Nome, Petersburg, Sitka, Soldotna, and Valdez.

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 Non­ Disclosure Agreement. 

Standardized Patient Positions:
Standardized Patient temporary employees will be assigned duties as outlined in Level 1, Level 2, or Level 4 position descriptions below.

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 portrays the history, personality, physical findings, emotional structure and response pattern of an actual patient or family member.  Duties may include: staging and breaking down the training locations; helping facilitate online telehealth activities.
  • 3: Medical Model (SP level 4): $50.00/hour - participates in genitourinary examination training workshops which includes the breast, pelvic, genital and rectal areas.
Successful applicants may choose to be appointed for one, two, or all three position(s).
 
The encounters may be recorded for student analysis and reflection. Some roles call for SPs to wear hospital attire and or make-up called medical moulage. Invasive procedures such as obtaining blood specimens and X-rays are NOT performed. 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills, including use of web-conferencing applications.
  • 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.

Assignment Information:
Temporary, Non-Exempt (hourly), Part-Time, not eligible for healthcare.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

At-Will:

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Betty Hernandez, HR Coordinator, UAA School of Allied Health, at bahernandez@alaska.edu or (907) 786-0902.

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