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Standardized Patient - Electronic & Clinical Resource Center

Apply now Job no: 498329
Work type: Part-Time
Location: Center City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions

Job Summary

Standardized Patients (SPs) work directly with students enrolled in various programs with Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions and report to the Lab Manager.

Essential Functions

  • SPs are trained to simulate and portray a patient or client in a medical or clinical situation with signs and symptoms of various diagnoses, consistent with the needs of each program. Character portrayals can include, but is not limited to, a family member of a patient in a hospital, a client in a counseling center, a patient about to undergo surgery or a medical procedure, or a patient in a doctor’s office setting.
  • Typically, an SP will learn a case that is based on a real patient, then be interviewed by students as though they are in an actual medical setting (such as a doctor’s office, urgent care center, emergency department, counseling center, etc.). All encounters are non-invasive and do not include the use of sharps or medications.
  • SPs are expected to provide a safe space for students to learn and perform skills. SPs must provide professional and constructive feedback to students and/or complete checklists after most encounters.
  • This is a part-time, as-needed position with no set schedule and no minimum hours of work guaranteed.

Required Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent

 0-2 years experience

Other requirements

  • Able to simulate a medical patient within designated parameters of each case assignment
  • Solid communication skills
  • Able to memorize scripts
  • Willingness to undergo repeated physical examinations
  • Ability to work with basic functions of a computer
  • Ability to work comfortably with healthcare professionals and students
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Willingness to wear a patient/hospital gown with only undergarments underneath, while on camera and/or observed live through an observation window or video monitor
  • Able to adjust portrayed characters as needed based on faculty feedback and guidance
  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to cases, student behaviors, and feedback evaluations

Preferred Qualifications

Background in acting and/or improvisation

Teaching or training experience

Experience with Educational Management Solutions (EMS)

 Physical Demands

Typically sitting at a desk/table/standing/walking

Job Location

Center City, Philadelphia

Additional Information

This is a part-time as needed, non exempt position paid on a bi-weekly basis and does not qualify for benefits.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applications  will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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