• Standardized Patient

    Position Number
    Sentara Simulation Center
    Location : Location
  • Overview

    A standardized patient (SP) is defined as, “A person trained from a standardized case to present a social and emotional history, as well as specific findings on physical examination with such realism that even an experienced clinician can rarely detect the simulation. They are people from the community who perform four roles: to portray a patient case, document learner performance, provide feedback on clinical and interpersonal skills and represent patient satisfaction.”


    Standardized Patients (SPs) instruct and assess health providers at multiple levels (undergraduate, post graduate, and practicing providers) in clinical and communication skills, physical examination techniques and procedural skills. SPs may also work with non-medical professionals to instruct and assess communication skills. In addition to teaching and assessment, SPs will provide detailed feedback on learner performance and perform various duties as assigned. All SP events and activities will be recorded for teaching and assessment purposes.


    This is a transient position, working no more than 20 hours per week. Hours are not guaranteed. 


    Interviews will be held several times throughout the year.  Start dates are as follows: December 12, 2018, May 8, 2019, and August 14, 2019.  Interviews will take place in the weeks prior to these start dates. 



    Teaching, assessment and feedback of clinical skills

    Teaching, assessment and feedback of physical examination skills and procedural techniques

    Teaching, assessment and feedback of communication and interpersonal skills

    Performs other duties as assigned


    Standardized Patients will be recorded for teaching and assessment purposes


    HS diploma or GED and strong communication skills required.

    Location : Location



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