Job Information

University of Utah Actor - Medical Simulation Lab Standardized Patient in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 08/27/2020

Requisition Number PRN10626N

Job Title Performing Artist

Working Title Actor - Medical Simulation Lab Standardized Patient

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week Varies

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15/hr

Close Date

Job Summary

The SP – Standardized Patient will “act” like a patient in the simulation lab while interacting with healthcare students, following a script with specific behaviors meant to portray specific medical issues.

The working environment is in a clinical setting. SP’s must work independently, consistently and accurately in order to portray specific emotions, behaviors and disease symptoms while interacting with students in the health care field during simulated patient encounters. These encounters are designed to enable experiential learning and/or assessment of students’ skills. Assesses student behaviors using standardized measurement tools provided by course lead instructor, and participates in group training and/or mentorship of entry-level standardized patients. Works varied hours on an on-call basis, as needed.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the work site if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


- Memorizes a case script detailing specific emotions, behaviors, and disease signs/symptoms for presentation during simulated learning situations.

- Presents case information in a standardized manner, as elicited by students during simulated interactive patient history and/or medical examinations.

- Remains in a specific patient character as trained when responding to student questions.

- Accurately remembers encounters with students for the purpose of scoring student behaviors.

- Participates in group training and/or mentorship of entry-level standardized patients.

- Maintains confidentiality of information related to cases, student behaviors and feedback evaluations.

- Provides educationally constructive verbal feedback within a structured format, as appropriate to the position.

- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


- Two year theatrical diploma preferred but NOT required

- Formal training and/or certification with significant experience in areas such as theatre, dramatic script, acting for film/TV and vocal performance is preferred but not required.

- Experience working in a variety of theatrical and multimedia settings preferred.

- Eclectic theatrical experience that may include live stage performances of the classics and community theatre to soap operas, radio work and film parts preferred.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.