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Standardized Patient (SP)

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Standardized Patient (SP)
Union Level
Department Physician Assistant Program
Campus Sacramento
Posting Number 201300899P
Full or Part Time Part Time
Number of Months 12
Work Schedule
Position End Date
Open Date 10/21/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose

The Standardized Patient (SP) is a temporary, part-time position which includes the option of evening and weekend work. Standardized Patients (SP) are trained actors who portray a patient case or scenario in preset time constraints during a clinical encounter with the Physician Assistant (PA) student. Standardized Patients (SP) are scheduled for exam slots on a first-come, first-serve basis according to Program needs and date and times they are available to work. There is no minimum or maximum number of hours per semester, in which a Standardized Patients (SP) must and/or will be scheduled work. Standardized Patient (SP) positions are for one academic year and may be renewed annually.

Essential Functions

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Interact with examinees.
2. Observe and evaluate examinee’s technique and behavior.
3. Provide appropriate feedback to examinees.
4. Follow all written and oral directions provided by the Physician Assistant Program.
5. Organize, distribute and collect all test materials as directed by the Physician Assistant Program.
6. Maintain confidentiality, integrity of exam materials, and exam procedures
7. Maintain a professional and pleasant atmosphere to create an environment for optimal test performance for all examinees.

Minimum Qualifications

• Provide excellent, professional customer service and possess strong people skills.
• Have the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing and follow written instructions.
• Work in a team atmosphere with frequent interruptions.
• Work effectively with a diverse population.
• Uphold the confidentiality and integrity of all exams.
• Be comfortable with dealing with difficult situations.
• Reliability is essential; must be on time and dependable.
• Intermediate computer skills required.
• Standardized Patients (SP) must be at least 18 years of age.
• Special Considerations: Exams are occasionally conducted in the evenings and on Saturdays.

Preferred Qualifications

See minimum qualifications

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Lifting of materials (25 lbs or less)
• Bending, stretching, reaching required
• Sitting for long periods of time

Hiring Range
Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

AA/EEO Policy Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression or mental or physical disability.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application