OPS Standardized Patient

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Work type: OPS (Temporary)
Location: UCF HSC at Lake Nona
Categories: Health Professions

Classification Title:

OPS Standardized Patient

Job Description:

Currently accepting applications for auditions that will begin in May

The Standardized Patient reports directly to the Assistant Director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center (CSSC).

A Standardized Patient will be asked to learn, recall, evaluate, and document student medical and interpersonal skills.

These include:

  • Demonstrate the ability to be instructed by a Standardized Patient Educator (trainer) and consistently simulate all aspects of case scenarios, including history of current problem, affect/behavior and physical findings, in a standardized, accurate, reliable and professional manner.
  • As a standardized patient, he/she may be asked to sit on an exam table for up to two consecutive hours without a break, stand for up to two consecutive hours without a break, perform repetitive movements throughout the session (e.g. shoulder, hand, wrist, etc.) or frequently change positions during a simulated exam (i.e. sitting, standing, lying down).
  • Standardized Patients are required to come prepared to their face to face training by studying materials sent in advance by their Standardized Patient Educator.
  • Provide verbal or written feedback to students in clear English based on specific guidelines. Standardized Patients must possess strong communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Standardized Patients should accurately and consistently complete students’ performance checklists, attention to detail is essential.
  • Standardized Patients should be comfortable working with two or more students at a time.
  • Standardized Patients should work in a professional manner when interacting with learners, faculty, supervisors and peers.
  • Standardized Patients may be asked to be models for the Ultrasound Curriculum, proctors for written exams, or technicians for simulation sessions.
  • Standardized Patients should demonstrate flexibility, punctuality, reliability with scheduling and assignment and be highly dependable.
  • Standardized Patients are expected to respond to Clinical Skills emails within 48 hours.
  • Applicants with acting experience are encouraged to apply, though this is not an obligatory skill set.
  • Other duties as assigned.


College of Medicine

Hours of work:

Hourly/Flexible schedule

Work Schedule:

Any day, mainly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Type of Appointment:

OPS (Temporary)

Hourly Rate:

$16.00 per hour

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Be able to demonstrate basic to intermediate computer skills and proficiency.

Standardized Patient should be:

  • Comfortable being physically examined (touched on bare skin) without sensitivity by medical students.
  • Comfortable dressing as a patient based on case presentation.
  • Typical encounters require gowns, shorts, and modest undergarments (women in sports bra).
  • Comfortable lowering their gown to their hips or removing the gown being exposed with only shorts and a sports bra for women.
  • Comfortable being recorded and having their recordings reviewed by students, faculty, and staff

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach cover letter and resume.

Must have access to a computer and internet.

Able to complete the following additional training:

  • New Standardized Patient Orientation
  • Attend Case Training Sessions prior to being cast
  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act) training (once hired) - Protects student education records from review and disclosure.
  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act) training (annually) - Protects the privacy of patient health information and records. Although you generally will not have any direct exposure to patient health or student records, you need to be aware of these laws in the unlikely event you inadvertently come across such materials.


Benefit Eligibility:

State Benefits eligibility for OPS employees are subject to criteria established by the State of Florida. The state’s benefits administrator, People First, determines eligibility and coordinates enrollment. If this position becomes eligible for state benefits the employee will be notified directly by People First.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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