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Client/Patient Simulator (On Call, Part Time) (Multiple Positions) (Phoenix, AZ)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission. Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable). References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Client/Patient Simulator (On Call, Part Time) (Multiple Positions) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phoenix Academic Affairs (0663)
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

Standardized Patients (SPs) are integral to medical education for students to learn, develop and practice important communications skills and the art of the medical interview. Students also practice their newly acquired physical exam skills to gain confidence prior to working with actual patients. The Standardized Patient will be trained and will be asked to portray a specific case(s) for which the student will do a brief medical interview and/or a focused physical examination.

Standardized Patient activities enable students to learn about medical issues that are sometimes specific to age, gender or other criteria that may not be suited to all Standardized Patients.

The Center for Clinical Skills and Assessment holds group interviews for prospective SPs on an as needed basis. We have been fortunate to have had a large amount of interest in our program. We are not able to employ all of the talented individuals who contact us. SPs work on a project basis, and may work a few times a year to a few times a month.

This position is classified as “On-Call.”

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix.

The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix champions diversity as a core value central to its mission. We are committed to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in our research, clinical and educational missions to meet the needs of the students, faculty, staff and the communities we serve. We believe diversity at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix creates role models, broadens perspectives, combats negative stereotyping and optimizes our ability to provide health care for all.

Such differences include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sex, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, educational backgrounds, and geographic region. The college defines diversity as acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing, nurturing and celebrating differences among people. The College of Medicine – Phoenix values and defines diversity broadly and values variety in life experiences and circumstances. The College of Medicine – Phoenix values students, faculty, and staff who demonstrate a commitment to their communities and those who reside, practice, or provide care in rural, inner-city, and other medically underserved populations within and contiguous with the state of Arizona.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Act as a client or patient in encounters with medical students and respond with programmed responses according to the questions asked.
  • Portray a particular case or patient presentation accurately and consistently.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of the interview and communication skills by filling out a checklist, and also by giving verbal and/or written feedback following each encounter.
  • Represent patient viewpoint and provide individualized feedback to medical students on clinical, interpersonal skills, and professionalism in a constructive manner.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Must be able to read and write.
  • Must be able to use a computer and enter information as it relates to the program.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science, Education, Pre-law or related field AND one year experience in a law, medicine or instructional field; OR, five years’ experience in a law, medical or instructional field; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in a public service field.
  • Previous job experience where customer service is a key component of the job.
  • High School graduate.
  • Must be reliable, punctual and dependable.
  • Be able to memorize case materials.
  • Provide verbal and written feedback for students.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and arrive to sessions on time.
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week
Job Category Medical / Health Professions
Benefits Eligible No
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $12.313 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S21212
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix
Office of Human Resources and Business Administration
COMPHX-HRServices@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 03/07/2016
Review Start Date 03/16/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/9026
Diversity Statement

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science, Education, Pre-law or related field AND one year experience in a law, medicine or instructional field; OR, five years experience in a law, medical or instructional field; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you realize this job is located in Phoenix, Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Can you read and write?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Can you use a computer and enter information as it relates to the program?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents