Standardized Patient

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • Nov 13, 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

Performing a variety of duties in order to accurately and consistently portray specific types of symptoms as defined by a patient case. This frequently includes 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. Standardized patients will be trained and monitored to ensure the proper information is given per case, professionalism is maintained as well as confidentiality to protect student privacy.

Occasional Duties

Hired standardized patients are required to check email at least 3 times a day, as this is SimCentral's primary source of communication. There is no specific minimum number of hours guaranteed, our SP program provide the needs specific to the academic year curricula and schedule. Flexibility in daily schedule is required, being available at least 3 half days during the work week is preferred, some exceptions made for various circumstances.

Required Qualifications

  • No acting or direct experience is required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
  • Must have the ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Must have the ability to memorize and be improvisational.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Must check email at least 3 times/day.
  • Must have basic computer skills (typing, navigating mouse, adjusting volume, ZOOM controls ).
  • Must have the ability to memorize content and accurately portray content via verbal responses.
  • Persons with background experience in either healthcare, veterinary or medical, office administration or the performing arts, are strongly encouraged to submit an application.


Pay Statement

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.

Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. You can locate this report through our website at: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/emergency/clery-report.aspx.

Job Address

Amarillo, Texas United States View Map