The major responsibility of this position is to portray all the characteristics of a real patient, simulating the signs and symptoms. Standardized patients will often be physically examined by students and faculty as part of the medical students learning experience. This is performed in a simulated in-person environment. The role provides students the opportunity to learn and to be evaluated on learned skills in a simulated clinical environment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.)
Standardized patient simulation involves the use of individuals trained to portray the roles of patients, family members or others to allow students to practice physical exam skills, history taking skills, communication skills and other exercises. This role will represent a patient's condition (eg, symptoms or social situation) and may also provide informative feedback.
During an interaction with a student the SP may:
- present case history in response to questioning by the student
- undergo a limited physical examination at the student's direction
- assist students in developing their communication and clinical skills
- assist students in working through difficult emotional situations in a safe environment
SP's need to be able to accurately and reliably simulate particular clinical scenarios
Follow written and verbal instruction
May provide written and/or verbal feedback to students and faculty.
Will need to be able to simulate all aspects of the provided medical senarios; including history of current problem, affect/behavior and physical findings, in a standardized, accurate, and reliable manner
Accurately and consistently complete checklists and other paperwork
Accept ongoing feedback from facilitators and incorporate into case simulation
Be willing to be audio and videotaped during simulations
High School diploma or equivalent is required.
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