Temporary Simulated Participant

Temporary Simulated Participant

  • 528722
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Temporary
  • Closing on: Jun 28 2025
  • Temporary Staff Grade 72
  • UAA College of Health

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, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Mat-Su, Nome, Petersburg, Sitka, 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. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified. Those hired must sign a Consent and Non­ Disclosure Agreement. 

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. 

No experience required for this role. However, candidates should have 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum of 18 years of age.

Position Details:

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. 

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


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.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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


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


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Marissa Beninati, Simulation Manager, at mcbeninati@alaska.edu.

All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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