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University of Louisville Temporary Standardized Patient in Louisville, Kentucky

Minimum Requirements:High school diploma or equivalent.Position Description:Standardized Patients (SP) are trained to accurately and consistently recreate the history, personality, physical findings, and emotional structure and response pattern of an actual patient at a particular point in time; assess/document learner performance; provide individualized feedback on clinical and interpersonal skills; and represent patient satisfaction. In this capacity, an SP will be interviewed and physically examined by learners or health professionals in the same manner that would occur if they were an actual patient. Additional training is provided to select Standardized Patient to teach and refine physical examination skills in which the Standardized Patient uses their own body as the model.Job Responsibilities:Responsibilities include simulating a patient case, instructing and assessing health providers at multiple levels (undergraduate, post graduate and practicing providers) in clinical and communication skills. This may include the instruction of correct physical examination techniques. Additional responsibilities include responding to email messages promptly, demonstrating professional behavior and accountability for actions, working as a team and keeping commitments to the SP Program.Work Settings:Settings will be assigned based on instructional needs rather than employee preference. Standardized Patients may be asked to work virtually using videoconferencing platforms, or in person in labs, classrooms, small conference rooms, lecture halls, or auditoriums.Major Duties/Critical Tasks:Simulate all aspects of the patient scenario, including history of current problem, affect/behavior and physical findings in a standardized, accurate and reliable manner.Teach and assess clinical skills of medical students and other learners.Accurately and consistently document skills of learners, using a computer.Provide written and face-to-face verbal feedback to learners.Monitor other Standardized Patients for quality assurance.Accept ongoing feedback from supervisor and incorporate that feedback into case simulation.Personal and Professional Skills:Excellent memory and ability to recall events accurately for assessments resulting in learner grades.Ability to retain large amounts of knowledge and information.Excellent attentionSuperior communication skills and excellent listening skillsAbility to be well organized in all work aspects.Ability to work effectively as part of a team and work independently.Lack of bias towards the healthcare systemPunctuality and reliability in attendanceCapacity for flexibility and adaptability in different work situationsComfort with their own body and examinations by health personnel.Intermediate computer skills for email communication, document printing, checklist documentation, and videoconferencingConduct themselves professionally with faculty, staff and students in a healthcare environment.Compensation will be commensurate to candidate experience.Equal Employment OpportunityThe University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at employment@louisville.edu or 502.852.6258.Assistance and AccommodationsComputers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 215 Central Avenue, Ste 205 - Louisville, Kentucky 40208.If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, please contact us by email at employment@louisville.edu or by phone 502-852-6258.