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Standardized Patient Educator - Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

Location: Pasadena, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 813682 Date posted: 07/25/2019

By joining the team
that is designing and implementing the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine,
you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to create a medical school that
will educate physicians for the 21st century and beyond and be a catalyst for
change in medical education. This position will be working as a part of an
extremely dynamic team of professionals supporting all aspects of the School of
Medicine and the creation of the infrastructure, process, and procedures for
the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. The team works from an interdependent
model of practice and we are looking for someone who thrives in a highly
challenging role within a high functioning team-based environment.

The Kaiser Permanente
School of Medicine will offer more than a conventional medical education. It
will provide students with the unique opportunity to be taught by the
physicians of Kaiser Permanente and immersed in one the nation-s
highest-performing health care organizations. Students will gain critical
knowledge and real-world experience and benefit from unprecedented access to
Kaiser Permanente's people, data and technology. This unparalleled approach,
plus our deep commitment to resilience, well-being, and inclusion will create a
culture where physicians are better prepared to face the health challenges of
the future, while helping the nation-s diverse communities thrive. Learn more
about the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine at

Responsible for the day-to-day operational activities of the Simulation Center's Standardized Patient Program at KP School of Medicine. The Standardized Patient Educator directs the training and supervision of Standardized Patients. Additional duties includes assisting in the development of simulation-based curricula in the Standardized Patient program and occasionally gives presentations on the Center's programs and offerings.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Coaches and develops standardized patients (actors) to a consistent, standardized level of performance and fidelity to the written cases.  
  • Recruits and evaluates standardized patients to ensure effective training for student and faculty educational needs.
  • Ensures that the pool of standardized patients is maintained and trained at numbers that provide staffing levels required for the volume of teaching and assessment activities.
  • Ensures the accurate and timely maintenance of scheduled events and rehearsals for training of actors to effectively portray patients.
  • Collaborates with faculty and other personnel to develop and implement standardized-patient interaction experiences to meet curricular goals.
  • Facilitates timely communication with faculty, students, and standardized patients.
  • Serves as a liaison to visitors interested in standardized patient training.
  • Manages required documentation and billing related to the work of standardized patients; assists with the management and control of the budget for standardized patient events.
  • Maintains events, standardized patients, and faculty in the simulation center software.
  • Oversees the implementation of moulage and other material elements of the standardized patient encounters.
  • Evaluates standardized patient's performance and overall events and provides recommendations for quality improvement.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum one (1) year of standardized patient experience if candidate has minimum four (4) years in an acting education program or two (2) years of professional acting experience OR minimum three (3) years of standarized patient experience if candidate does not have any formal acting education or experience.
  • Education
  • Associate's degree.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:
  • N/A

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience managing and educating Standardized Patients.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degrees in theater, fine arts, film, education, psychology or related discipline preferred.
  • Able to work occasional evening/weekends.
  • Familiarity with medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medications, procedures and/or medical conditions.
  • Knowledge of simulation/acting skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in coaching, training and/or teaching adults.
  • Ability to interpret, comprehend and transmit complicated and detailed instructions.
  • Service-oriented in support of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Strong written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized self-starter, with strong time management skills; detail-oriented.
  • Proficiency in the use of technology including Microsoft Office products, learning/content management systems, and web-conferencing tools; aptitude for learning new software.                         
  • Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration 100 S. Los Robles Ave Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Education / Training Department: Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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