Classified Title: Standardized Patient/GUTA
Working Title: Physical Exam Teaching Associate
Starting Hourly Rate: $20.00
Employee Group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Sometimes short travel to off site locations.
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus
Department Name: General Administration, Simulation Center
Personnel Area: School of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center is a state-of-the-art medical training facility that incorporates Instruction and assessment of medical students, residents, and other clinicians (aka learners). The main goal of the Simulation Center is to improve safety within patient care. Current and future health care professionals “practice on plastic” honing their skills, refining advanced techniques and learning valuable social interactive tools for delivering important news to patients. This translational research becomes vital for creating the gold-standard in patient safety and medical teaching.
There are three different roles an individual may have as part of the job. An individual may do more than one role.
Standardized Patient (SP)
- Standardized portrayal of the emotional and physical aspects of real patients or patient family members, for the instruction and assessment of clinical learners.
- Accurate evaluation of learners.
- Delivery of written and/or verbal feedback.
Genitourinary Teaching Associate (GTA)
- Females: Utilization of your body to instruct learners on the correct techniques for performing a routine female breast and pelvic examination. Instruct learners in physician/patient communications.
- Males: Utilization of your body to instruct learners on the correct techniques for performing a routine male genital and rectal examination. Instruct learners in physician/patient communications.
Physical Examination Teaching Associate (PETA)
- Utilization of your body to instruct learners on the correct techniques for performing some or all of the following examinations; Neurological, Abdominal, Heck & Neck, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Musculoskeletal.
- Evaluate learners’ skills to perform these examinations.
High School Diploma or GED required. Experience as a standardized patient, a health professional, an instructor, or an actor preferred.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Communicate articulately. Provide constructive feedback. Observe and remember learners’ behavior for accurately evaluating their competencies. Possess interpersonal skills for working with clinical learners.
If an SP, must be able to portray real patients. Complete checklists on a computer. If a GTA or a PETA, must be comfortable with discussing and demonstrating her/his own anatomy with others. GTA females must have uterus, breast and ovaries intact. Breast implants are acceptable, as are variant anatomical presentations. GTA males must have must have reproductive organs and rectum intact.
Possible exposure to communicable diseases, with little likelihood of harm if established health precautions are followed. Sometimes short travel to off site locations.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
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