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Standardized Patient

Company: Des Moines University
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

At DMU you will make a meaningful contribution to the dynamic future of Medicine and Health Sciences. In a clinical-like setting (in-person or online), Standardized Patients portray cases similar to what learners would encounter in actual clinical settings. Simulated patients are expected to consistently and accurately portray trained cases including typical emotions, behaviors and symptoms. Responsible for memorizing a script and recalling actions performed by learners to document performance and skill level of each learner consistently and accurately. Case portrayals may include communication, physical examination or both. Simulated patients may also provide feedback and/or assess learners using specific measurement tools. Participation in group or individual training is expected in order to prepare for case portrayal. Work hours are variable and on an on-call basis. What you'll do:

  • Commit to being highly dependable and punctual.
  • Attend required, scheduled training sessions.
  • Accurately memorize, retain, and recall case/script facts.
  • Portray and simulate medical/mental health patients in an accurate, standardized, and consistent way repeatedly during an event.
  • Observe and accurately document a focused and objective evaluation of each student's performance on skills checklists and rating scales.
  • Provide feedback, debriefing, and/or direct teaching to students regarding interpersonal communication and physical examination skills. What we're looking for:
    • High school degree or equivalent.
    • Experience in portraying and/or ability to portray person/s other than him/herself effectively in a standardized, accurate, and consistent manner.
    • Able to maintain and preserve confidentiality.
    • Must be comfortable having repeated physical examination maneuvers performed on self.
    • Basic computer skills required.
    • Excellent ability to memorize and recall case script accurately and consistently.
    • Excellent recall for comprehending and accurately recording details of encounters. *To see the full job description go to Position Description at the bottom of this posting. Total Rewards: Our employees are what make DMU special, so we treat them well! Our Total Rewards reflect this commitment. Qualified faculty and staff enjoy 90% employer-paid medical, 10% retirement match, flexible work arrangements, community service time, tuition assistance, professional development funding, and access to wellness facilities with programs that promote a well-balanced lifestyle. Visit www.dmu.edu/employment to learn more about our benefits. About: Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is a premier medical and health sciences institution comprising three colleges- College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health Sciences - offering ten graduate degree programs. In 2023 Des Moines University (DMU) relocated to a new 88-acre campus in West Des Moines, Iowa. This state-of-the-art campus includes technology-rich, flexible education spaces that support innovative teaching methods and connect faculty and students across all of our programs. Our new research facilities include a vibrant and spacious open laboratory, designed to foster collaboration and innovation. Required Documents: Resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references required at time of online submission. Apply at . Department: Simulation Center Location: 8025 Grand Ave Status: Non-Exempt Work Schedule: Varies Pay Rate: $19.00

Keywords: Des Moines University, West Des Moines , Standardized Patient, Other , West Des Moines, Iowa

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