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Standardized Patient Actors

Company: Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine
Location: Provo
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Noorda College of Osteopathic MedicineStandardized Patient ActorThe Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine in Provo Utah is looking for local talented individuals who have acting ability or the desire to learn how to portray patients in a medical setting with student doctors. This position is flexible, and training is available.Summary of PositionStandardized Patients - "SPs" are required to accurately portray a patient, family member, guardian or other role that assists in providing realistic simulated experiences in a medical setting utilizing specific behaviors, emotions and/or disease symptoms while interacting with students. They also provide valuable feedback as the objective is to enable experiential learning and/or assessment of students' skills. The actor must be comfortable in both a live setting as well as being filmed for recordings that aid in the education of student learners.The setting for the simulation can be in various locations such as a clinical exam or "doctor's office" as well as inpatient/outpatient settings. There may be times where the simulation could take place in other locales such as outdoors or a simulated residence of a patient. The performing artist will use standardized measurement tools provided by the college to allow for consistent evaluation and feedback to the student.Responsibilities:Under the direction of and in collaboration with the Director of Medical Simulation: 1. Prepares for and participates in simulation events and activities. 1.1 Collaborates with Director of Medical Simulation for scheduling of simulated events and activities as needed.1.2. Standardized Patients (SP) will be provided with case specific scrips detailing specific emotions, behaviors, and disease signs/symptoms for presentation during simulated learning situations and be allowed time to memorize and prepare.1.3. Presents case information in a standardized manner, as elicited by students during simulated interactive patient history and/or medical examinations.1.4. Remains in a specific patient character as trained when responding to student questions.1.5. Because of the way in which data is collected, SP's must also be able to recall actions and dialogue that may have occurred during an interaction with the student trainee. Must be able to be trained to give feedback regarding the interaction.1.6. Participates in group training and/or mentorship of entry-level standardized patients that are less experienced as needed.1.7. Participates in cooperative working relationships with faculty who have expertise in education resources, practice techniques and evidenced based treatment modalities related to the simulated scenarios and medical simulation activities.1.8. Be able to follow directions in achieving the portrayal, be highly dependable in their work, including being punctual to scheduled appointments and meetings.1.9. Maintains confidentiality of information related to cases, student behaviors and feedback evaluations.Qualifications: Education: High School Diploma or equivalent GED Required. Experience: Previous Standardized Patient experience preferred but not required. Formal training and/or certification with significant experience in areas such as theatre, dramatic scrip, acting for film/TV and vocal performance is preferred but not required. Experience working in a variety of theatrical and multimedia settings preferred. Ability to provide own transportation as some travel may be required.Skills &Abilities: Highly professional with honest, genuine, direct communication style, excellent interpersonal skills and emotional maturity with the essential ability to demonstrate tact, discretion and job diplomacy. Ability to institute and create the safe learning environment necessary to maintain a dynamic experience for students. Must have the ability to work diplomatically and effectively with a variety of internal and external constituents. Proven track record of quality, integrity and trustworthiness. Ability to make common sense, consistent and fair decisions (based on fact and data), and to have the courage of one's convictions and tolerance for ambiguity. Must be: Able to institute a safe learning environment necessary to maintain a dynamic curriculum. Self-confident, with strong leadership skills, skilled decision-maker with ability to lead by influence and effectively communicate with various constituencies across the College. Self-motivated, self-disciplined, have a strong work ethic and capable in establishing priorities in a high-profile and executive setting. Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and effectively handle frequent interruptions. Able to work independently and be an effective participant in cross-functional and interprofessional teams. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication in daily interactions. Skilled at writing, listening to, and detailing of information in multiple forums and to a wide range of audiences. Innovative, resourceful, detailed oriented, with excellent follow through skills.Physical Demands: Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving. Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot. Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs. Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs. from one level to another Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward. Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders. Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands.Note: Some minimal medical examination techniques may be used such as taking pulse, listening to heart/lungs, and physical examination of joints, bones, tissues, and muscles as part of the simulated diagnostic experience.Salary & Schedule$20.00 per hourPart-time, Schedule varies with course needs. Outside of preparation time, the work will be performed on our campus in Provo Utah. Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against individuals in any phase of the application or employment phase on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including medical characteristics, marital status, veteran status, economic status, genetic identification, political belief, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Keywords: Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine, Provo , Standardized Patient Actors, Other , Provo, Utah

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