Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University


United States

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Number S-2845

Position Number 99999 Type of Recruitment External Position Title TEMPORARY CHP STANDARDIZED PATIENT 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 student's 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 SP's 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


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.

Employee Group Temporary Staff Staff Pay Level 00 Pay Range Division Academic Affairs Department The HH & GA Dow College of Health Prof IPEP Center Position Status Temporary Position End Date Employment Status Part-Time FTE 0.00 Position Type Other Weekly Work Schedule TBD Location Mount Pleasant, MI 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. CMU's website is https:// www. cmich.edu. The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions website is https:// 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, master's, 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 men's and women's 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. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's 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 city's central location in Michigan's 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.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

EEO Statement

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).

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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 CMU's Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education's Assistant Secretary, or both.

CMU's Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:

Phone: 989-774-3253

Office: 103 E. Preston St.

Bovee University Center, suite 306

Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Email: [email protected]

Posting Ends Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you first learn of this job opportunity? Please list the specific advertising source or indicate if it was word of mouth.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the university's definition?
  • Yes
  • No
  • If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
  • Not Applicable
  • Dispatcher
  • Medical Faculty
  • Office Professional
  • P&A, SO or Faculty
  • Police
  • Public Broadcasting
  • Sergeant
  • Service Maintenance
  • Supervisory/Technical
  • What is your availability?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please make any special notes about your availability.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Have you ever been a standardized patient before?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you comfortable being examined?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you comfortable being in a patient exam gown?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you comfortable being videotaped?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you comfortable evaluating students (after having been trained on the evaluation process)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have any training or experience in the health or medical field? If yes, please describe your training or experience.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have reliable transportation?
  • Yes
  • No
  • To keep our campus and community as safe as possible, Central Michigan University requires every employee to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing or be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and wear a face mask where required by CMU's COVID-19 policies. Do you agree to comply with these requirements?
  • Yes
  • No
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  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
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    Central Michigan University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

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