• Standardized Patient

    Location BB-Bridgetown
    Job ID
    2018-104605
    Institution
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Department
    Academics
    Employment Type
    Temporary Part-Time
    FLSA Status
    No FLSA Required (Ross Islands Only)
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    Ross University School of Medicine, slated to permanently relocate the Medical Sciences campus to Bridgetown, Barbados in January 2019, invites applications for Standardized Patients. The academic center will leverage existing facilities in the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Center, which is centrally located in the vibrant capital city.

     

    We are seeking adults of different age groups and backgrounds for their Standardized Patient Program. A Standardized Patient (SP) is a healthy person who has been trained to portray a patient in a medical situation. If you are interested in role-play and acting, can learn quickly and memorize, if you have excellent communication skills, accept direction, you are flexible and reliable, and you don’t mind being dressed sometimes in a hospital gown, then being a Standardized Patient can be the right position for you.

     

    This is a part-time, seasonal, hourly paid position at $30 BBD per hour. Standardized patient activities are scheduled during the week between 8 am to 4 pm. A standardized patient can expect to work one to eight hours per week depending on the schedule.

    Responsibilities

    The major responsibility of this position is to portray/act – in a clinical setting – consistently, accurately and independently specific emotions, behaviors and disease symptoms while interacting with medical students during standardized patient encounters designed to enable experiential learning and/or assessment of students' skills.

     

    • Memorize a case script detailing specific emotions, behaviors, and disease signs/symptoms
    • In a standardized, accurate, and reliable manner present/act all aspects of case information, including history of current problem, affect/behavior and physical findings
    • Ability to accurately and convincingly maintain a specified patient character as trained when responding to student questions
    • Be highly dependable and punctual
    • Demonstrate flexibility and reliability with scheduling and assignments
    • Work in a professional manner when interacting with learners, faculty, trainers and peers
    • Participate and engage in group training
    • Ability to understand and follow directions and accept ongoing feedback from SP program trainers and incorporate it into case presentation
    • Follow written and verbal instruction and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    • Be willing to be audio and videotaped during student sessions
    • Be willing to wear a hospital gown with only undergarments underneath, while on camera and/or observed live through video monitor
    • Maintain confidentiality of information related to cases, student behaviors and feedback evaluations

     

    Please note, standardized patients will often be physically examined by students as part of the medical students’ learning experience. These examinations may include: listening to heart and lungs with a stethoscope; pressing on the abdomen, neck, face and limbs to assess tenderness; using a scope to look in ears, eyes, nose and throat; taking pulse and blood pressure; checking muscle strength, reflexes, range of motion, and gait. The following examinations will not be performed: breast, pelvic, genital or rectal examinations and invasive procedures like blood draw, X-ray, or throat cultures. SPs are required to wear hospital gowns wearing underclothing like shorts and bra under their gown during the sessions.

     

    Qualifications

    • Memorize a case script detailing specific emotions, behaviors, and disease signs/symptoms
    • In a standardized, accurate, and reliable manner present/act all aspects of case information, including history of current problem, affect/behavior and physical findings
    • Ability to accurately and convincingly maintain a specified patient character as trained when responding to student questions
    • Be highly dependable and punctual
    • Demonstrate flexibility and reliability with scheduling and assignments
    • Work in a professional manner when interacting with learners, faculty, trainers and peers
    • Participate and engage in group training
    • Ability to understand and follow directions and accept ongoing feedback from SP program trainers and incorporate it into case presentation
    • Follow written and verbal instruction and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    • Be willing to be audio and videotaped during student sessions
    • Be willing to wear a hospital gown with only undergarments underneath, while on camera and/or observed live through video monitor
    • Maintain confidentiality of information related to cases, student behaviors and feedback evaluations

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Medicine is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Founded in 1978, Ross is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the U.S. healthcare system. With more than 12,000 alumni, Ross is an important contributor to healthcare in North America. Students complete their foundational studies in Bridgetown, Barbados before completing their clinical training in one of Ross’s affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States.

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