You can make a difference in people’s lives every day. When you join UCLA Health, you’ll be working at an institution that provides leading-edge care to the people of L.A. and throughout the world. We provide our team members with the environment and support to do amazing work, because each and every one of them plays a vital role in our commitment to care.
As our Standardized Patient Educator, you will support all aspects of the Standardized Patient/Participant (SP) Program, including auditioning, orienting, recruiting, training, and monitoring Standardized Patients/Participants in meeting the needs of courses and testing for the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) and other UCLA Health entities and assisting in the development and implementation of SP-related courses and curricula as well as evaluating effectiveness and recommending modifications/improvements of same.
In this role, you will interact with faculty, staff, students and the public on a regular basis as a professional representative of the UCLA Simulation Center.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
- Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred (preferably in health-related field, theater or performing arts), Master’s degree preferred.
- Strong interpersonal skills to interact and communicate clearly and effectively with SPs, faculty, staff and students.
- Experience working as SP Educator, trainer, or SP.
- Ability to train actors/ actresses as directed for their roles in the training and testing of students and for faculty development.
- Ability to assess SP performance and skill in acting techniques to coach for improved performances.
- Familiarity with the elements involved in the physical examination preferred
- Familiarity with medical terminology.
- Ability to coordinate the logistics of scheduling SPs, rooms, faculty, and students for all events.
- Ability to set priorities in order to meet varying demands and competing deadlines.
- Ability to maintain accurate records and schedules.
- Skill in using MAC or PC computer, as well as software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Ability to learn to set up proprietary software such as WebSP/Intuity or B-Line for clinical assessments.
- Ability to work evening/weekends. Willingness to perform occasional overtime to meet needs