In a clinical setting, independently, consistently and accurately portrays specific emotions, behaviors and disease symptoms while interacting with students in the health care fields during simulated patient encounters designed to enable experiential learning and/or assessment of students' skills. Assesses student behaviors using standardized measurement tools, and participates in group training and/or mentorship of entry-level standardized patients. Requires appropriate SP attire and non-invasive physical examination(s) performed by trainees of all levels. Works varied hours on an on-call basis, as needed.
Portray a patient in an accurate and standardized way
Observe and accurately document student performance on skills checklists
Communicate with students in a straightforward and positive way
Adapt to quick changes and work in a dynamic environment
Maintain a positive attitude and work well with students, staff, and colleagues
Maintain student and case confidentiality
Maintain confidentiality with the training and assessment materials you receive
Wear the appropriate SP attire and be physically examined
Participate in sessions, activities that will be videoed and reviewed by staff, fellow standardized patients, and others
Ability to accurately and convincingly maintain a specified character as trained
Ability to work flexible hours on a scheduled on-call basis
Ability to recall case information, as cued by students in a role-play situation
Ability to understand and follow directions and incorporate trainer feedback
Ability to recall and accurately score student behaviors
Demonstrate basic to intermediate computer skills and proficiency
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Comfortable with being audio and video recorded for educational and promotional purposes.
Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other equipment including items stored at various levels, including overhead
Be able to frequently change positions during a simulated exam (i.e. sit, stand, squat, twist, lie down)
Be able to move all extremities without difficulty, step up and down from an exam table, and quickly change from a gown to clothing
Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
Be able to lift up to 20 pounds
Be able to sit on an exam table or stand for up to four consecutive hours without a break
Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions
The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.