Standardized Patient Actor (Part-time)

Job description

Portray a patient or supporting role for RINEC healthcare simulations, based on curricular case studies for Rhode Island College (RIC) and the University of Rhode Island (URI). Ideal for a person looking for part-time flexible work.

Essential duties
• Portray a healthcare patient scenario to nursing students based on the case study prepared by RIC and URI faculty.
• Portray the supporting roles of, but not limited to, a parent, sibling, significant other, friend, or child.
• Present role as patient in a standardized way throughout the length of the course to ensure
continuity of experience for all students.
• Memorize and present cases detailing specific emotions, behaviors, signs and/or symptoms.
• Undergo physical examination by nursing students as they learn health assessment, note taking, and other clinical skills.
• Attend trainings and meetings as requested by faculty leads.
• Must respect the privacy of learners and hold in confidence all information obtained during a scenario.
• Other duties as assigned.

Education: High school diploma or equivalency (required)
Experience: Applicants with acting/theater experience or previous healthcare experience are encouraged to apply.
Scheduling: Flexible regarding scheduling and assignments

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
• Must be flexible in hours worked; ideally will be available on short notice for last minute curricular needs.
• Must be highly dependable, reliable and punctual
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
• Excellent memory recall to accurately depict patients described in the case materials.
• Work in a professional manner when interacting with learners, faculty, supervisors and staff members.
• Basic computer skills.
• Ability to work with diverse populations.
• Ability to understand directions, as well as accept feedback to incorporate into case presentation.
• Demonstrated strong reading and writing skills.
• Must have comfort with own personal health so that it does not interfere with role as patient.
• Comfortable with having students perform physical examinations.
• Be willing to be recorded on audio and video during the simulations.
• Attention to detail is essential.
• Fluency in a second language (preferred).


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All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. 

It is the belief and the policy of the State of Rhode Island that the race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap/disability, age (subject to certain limitations established by law) or veteran status of an individual should neither serve as a barrier to his or her equal opportunity for employment nor be the basis of harassment in the workplace. The Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education fully endorses this basic policy of nondiscrimination.