Temporary Simulated Participant

Temporary Simulated Participant

  • 524830
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • Remote
  • Remote within Alaska
  • Temporary

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  • Temporary Staff Grade 72
  • UAA College of Health

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

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 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.
Preferred Experience & Education:
No experience required.
Required Experience & Education:

Minimum of 18 years of age.

Salary Information:

This is a temporary, non-exempt (hourly), part-time position, not eligible for healthcare. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year. 


*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 AA/EO employer and educational institution 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.

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