Standardized Patient

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 31, 2021
Public Health

Job Description

Position Description

Incumbents in this position are trained to portray specific sets of health problems and symptoms that will aide students in learning the proper techniques and procedures for taking medical histories, performing medical examinations, determining diagnoses and learning the appropriate way to educate and inform patients of diagnoses.

Major/Essential Functions

PLEASE NOTE - We are looking for individuals who will be able to work on multiple campuses in the Dallas area including MANSFIELD and FRISCO.
  • Perform a variety of duties in order to accurately and consistently portray specific types of symptoms as defined by a patient case. This may include memorizing the history of their present illness, past medical history, physical exam results as well as demonstrating appropriate body language, emotional status, and personality characteristics.
  • Simulate a variety of clinical scenarios including a patient's appearance, demeanor and affect, communication style, chief complaint, symptomatology, patient medical history, and physical finding.
  • Demonstrate interviewing skills with students of the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, or other students utilizing the simulation center.
  • Instruct and practice interviewing and some superficial physical assessment skills with medical students.
  • Give feedback after interviewing the student.
  • Evaluate and assess the student's skills.
  • Deliver feedback in person verbally, written, or electronically.


Required Qualifications

  • No acting or direct experience is required.
  • The minimum age eligible for hire is 14 years old.
  • Must have the ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Must have the ability to memorize and be improvisational.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic computer skills.
  • Prior experience in a simulation environment.


Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Job Address

Dallas, Texas United States View Map