Standardized Patient - PRN

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 107407

Job Description:

Under general supervision, portrays a patient or a patient family member in role-playing educational encounters with health-care professionals for the purpose of teaching communication skills on an “as needed” basis. During learning sessions the Standardized Patient (SP) may be interviewed, counseled and/or physically examined noninvasively (e.g., temperature, blood pressure, heart/breath sounds) by the learner. SP training sessions with the SP Educator will be videotaped. Learning sessions may also be audio or videotaped. At the conclusion of each encounter, the SP completes a learner feedback checklist and then provides face-to-face feedback to the learner.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Accurately and consistently portray a specific type of patient, knowing the chief complaint and symptoms, past medical history, physical exam results as well as the appropriate personal appearance, demeanor, communication style, body language and emotional and personality characteristics.
  2. Receives ongoing feedback from the SP Educator and modifies behaviors accordingly.
  3. Completes learner feedback checklists accurately and consistently.
  4. Provide appropriate feedback to learners and colleagues as directed by the SP Educator.



  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or GED


  • Preferred Experience:
    • Preferred Experience: Acting experience


  • Skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills; Ability to memorize and be improvisational; Ability to read, write, understand and speak English at a level which enables the individual to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job; Ability to speak a foreign language is desired; Willing to be video taped for educational purposes.
James Kane
James Kane
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

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