Position Summary(Basic Job Function)
This is a temporary or an on-call position. Functions as a mock patient, responding verbally in a medical interview situation to questions directed by student physicians; provides constructive feedback regarding the students' interviewing techniques; may also be required to disrobe, responding physically and verbally to an examination of the body.
Unit Position Summary
In a clinical-like setting (in-person or online), portrays 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. 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.
*Located at The Secchia Center in Grand Rapids
Commit to being highly dependable and punctual.
Demonstrate flexibility and reliability with scheduling and assignments.
Follow written and verbal instruction
Provide constructive feedback to healthcare professional students and colleagues.
Work in a professional manner when interacting with learners, faculty, supervisors and peers.
Be comfortable having repeated physical examination performed on self.
Be willing to wear a hospital gown with undergarments underneath while on camera and/or observed live through an observation window or video monitor.
Recall case details and simulate all aspects of scenarios, including history of current problem, affect/behavior and physical findings, in a standardized, accurate, and reliable manner.
Accurately and consistently complete checklists.
Accept ongoing feedback from educators and/or facilitators.
Be willing to be audio and videotaped during simulations.
Complete required university and departmental trainings in a timely manner.
Maintains confidentiality of information related to cases, student behaviors and feedback evaluations.
Proficiently utilizes technologies such as e-mail, internet, and web conferencing software.
Other duties as assigned
High school education.
Basic computer knowledge.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Summary of Health Risks
Mildly disagreeable working conditions involving possible exposure to infectious diseases.
Summary of Physical Demands
Sitting or standing for long periods of time.