Position Number: S-2845 Type of Recruitment: External
Position Summary: Standardized patient simulation involves the use of individuals trained to portray the roles of patients, family members or others to allow students the opportunity to develop, practice and enhance their interviewing skills, communication skills, physical exam/evaluations, and history taking techniques. Students participate in multiple standardized patient exercises throughout their healthcare education.
Using a creative and innovative approach, a Standardized Patient (SP) is a person carefully recruited and vigorously trained on assigned cases to take on the characteristics of a real patient thereby affording the student an opportunity to learn and to be evaluated on clinical skills in a simulated clinical environment.
The IPEP Center has an ongoing process of hiring and training a diverse and comprehensive group of Standardized Patients, encompassing all ages, races, ethnic groups, religions, genders, etc. They will be classified as a temporary employee and will not receive any additional benefits associated with the University.
Working as a Standardized Patient (SP) provides a unique opportunity to be involved in shaping the medical education of tomorrow's health professionals.
Required Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have the ability to portray a person other than themselves effectively in a standardized way, and have the ability to accept ongoing feedback from supervisor or trainer and incorporate that feedback into case simulation. They must be comfortable having physical examination maneuvers performed on themselves, must have reading and writing skills necessary to absorb and use detailed case training, and must have excellent recall in order to comprehend and accurately record details of encounters. Candidates also must have good interpersonal skills, be comfortable with their own personal health so that it does not interfere with the patient being portrayed, and have basic computer skills. No acting or medical experience is necessary.
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to act or portray as a patient according to directions. Willing to be examined by students in a non-invasive way. Good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to use computers to watch videos, complete checklists, and type comments. Must be reliable, punctual, and dependable. Prior experience as a Standardized patient preferred but not required. Comfortable working with a diverse student and faculty population.
Duties & Responsibilities: During an interaction with a student the SP may:
Present case history in response to questioning by the student. Undergo a limited physical examination at the students direction. Assist students in developing their communication and clinical skills. Assist students in working through difficult emotional situations in a safe environment.
Must be willing to wear a hospital gown while on camera and/or observed live through an observation window or video monitor. Potentially awkward and/or uncomfortable performance of physical examination maneuvers will be experienced by the SP when examinees perform the physical portion of the exam. Must be comfortable with a physical examination of SPs entire body by health professions students. Any physical health conditions contradicting the assigned case must be disclosed before signing up for an encounter. The physical demands of this position include standing, sitting, walking, bending, reaching and lifting.
Supervision Exercised: None
Employee Group: Temporary Staff Staff Pay Level: 00 Pay Range: Division: Academic Affairs Department: The HH & GA Dow College of Health Prof IPEP CenterThe Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions consists of five academic units (Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Education and Sport, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Science). It offers undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in athletic training, audiology, communication sciences and disorders, exercise science, environmental health and safety, health administration, physical activity specialist, physical education, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, school and public health education, speech-language pathology, and sport management, delivered by 100+ faculty/staff. CMUs website is http://www.cmich.edu. The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions website is http://www.chp.cmich.edu. Position Status: Temporary Position End Date: Employment Status: Part Time FTE: 0.00 Position Type: Other Weekly Work Schedule: TBD Location: Mount Pleasant, MI Posting Ends: Open Until Filled: Yes
About the Department: The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions consists of five academic units (Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Education and Sport, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Science). It offers undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in athletic training, audiology, communication sciences and disorders, exercise science, environmental health and safety, health administration, physical activity specialist, physical education, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, school and public health education, speech-language pathology, and sport management, delivered by 100+ faculty/staff. CMUs website is http://www.cmich.edu. The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions website is http://www.chp.cmich.edu.
About CMU: Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 17 mens and womens Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. Its part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the states largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.
Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions - Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more - are within easy reach of the citys central location in Michigans Lower Peninsula.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
CMU Leadership Standards: Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.
We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.
Message to Applicants: Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.
You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.
Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https://www.cmich.edu/offices-departments/OCRIE). If you wish to see 'EEO is the Law' posters, please click here. CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter. Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMUs Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Educations Assistant Secretary, or both. CMUs Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:
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Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfil...ling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling. Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.