University of Utah Simulation Standardized Patient in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/24/2015

Requisition Number PRN05000N

Job Title Performing Artist

Working Title Simulation Standardized Patient

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 4-12

Full Time or Part Time?


Work Schedule Summary

Variable hours per week

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area




Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.00

Close Date

Job Summary

Course Mentors are responsible for specific training for SP’s. Each course mentor has a unique specialty that only they can provide the SP with. 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.

Hours and payment are coordinated by the Intermountain Healthcare Simulation Learning Center Staff.


• Educational training and/or professional experience in acting, health professions, communication, behavioral sciences or education preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

• Acting. Accurately and convincingly maintain a specified character as trained.

• Work flexible hours on a scheduled on-call basis.

• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Recall case information, as cued by students in a role-play situation.

• Maintain confidentiality of case and student information.

• Understand and follow directions and incorporate trainer feedback.

• Recall and accurately score student behaviors.

Conditions of Employment

• The posting for an actual position opening may require specific physical attributes and/or characteristics designed to meet the role of the character being portrayed.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

• Must move all extremities without difficulty, step up and down from an exam table, and quickly change from a gown to clothing.

• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

• No or very limited physical effort required.

• Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Two year theatrical diploma preferred but not required

2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

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