Standardized Patient Educator - SC at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas

Posted in Other 23 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Summary

UT Southwestern has an opening for the positions of Standardized Patient Education of the Simulation Center

The Standardized Patient Educatoris needed to meet the University of Texas Southwestern strategic priorities for the new curriculum. This position will be used to assist in the training, practice and assessment of the medical students in their physical exam skills. This position will also train standardized patients to portray of a patient with an illness and to assess medical students in their history gathering, physical exam, communication and interpersonal skills



  • High school and five years of experience as either a standardized patient or standardized patient trainer in medical education curricula required.

  • Experience in recruitment, coaching, training or teaching required.

Job Duties:

  • Supports the development, implementation, monitoring, and enhancement of operational elements of the simulation curriculum using standardized patient methodology.

  • Recruits, interviews, and on boards, a diverse group of individuals to use as standardized patients in the teaching and assessment of clinical skills to learners.

  • Trains and coaches standardized patients for purposes of assessment and training for instructional, formative and summative educational programs.

  • Develops and teaches standardized patient constructive verbal and written feedback classes for all standardized patients for communication to learners.

  • Supports, implements, enforces and maintains SP policies, procedures, guidelines that meet institutional goals and standards.

  • Provides training to standardized patients to include but not limited to feedback training, best practices for SP Education, current training techniques, and quality control procedures.

  • Coordinates, manages, and supervises teaching and assessment activities for learners that support integration into curriculum. Includes assisting in the designing of cases with faculty in format that is easy for standardized patient learning case materials, case checklists and strategies to ensure constructive communication to learners.

  • Collaborates with department and faculty on the training materials for standardized patient activity related to simulation and standardized patient methodology.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Work requires familiarity with teaching and assessment methods and technologies involved in the Standardized Patient methodology.

  • Work requires excellent communication, administration, and leadership skills.

  • Work requires effective interpersonal, organizational and planning, team-building, and problem-solving skills.

  • Work requires proficient with database management and creating report.

  • Work requires experience in case design and development, implementation and assessment methodology.

  • Work requires medical terminology and knowledge of basic non-invasive diagnostic equipment as well as a general understanding of basic physical examination.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed primarily in office area.


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

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