Standardized Patient/PETA/GUTA Job at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

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  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Baltimore, MD

Job Description

We are seeking a Standardized Patient/PETA/GUTA. 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 ("learners"). The main goal of the Simulation Center is to improve safety within patient care. Current and future health care professionals use simulation to hone their skills, refine advanced techniques, and learn social interactive tools for delivering important news to patients. This is vital for creating the gold-standard in patient safety and medical teaching.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Standardized Patients portray a common complaint/condition for educational and/or assessment events.
  • Standardize the portrayal of emotional and physical aspects of patients or patient family members.
  • Allow learners to practice physical health assessment techniques.
  • Accurately evaluate learners and deliver written and/or verbal feedback.
  • In addition to being a Standardized Patient, an individual may take on advanced roles as a Physical Examination Teaching Associate (PETA) or as a Genitourinary Teaching Associate (GUTA). These are optional, specialized roles that require additional expertise.
A Physical Examination Teaching Associate (PETA) must be able to,
  • Utilize your body to instruct learners on the correct techniques for performing some or all of the following examinations, Neurological, Abdominal, Head & Neck, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Musculoskeletal
  • Evaluate learners' skills to perform examinations.
A Genitourinary Teaching Associate (GUTA) must be able to,
  • Females: Utilize 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: Utilize your body to instruct learners on the correct techniques for performing a routine male genital and rectal examination. Instruct learners in physician/patient communications.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Communicate articulately.
  • Provide constructive feedback.
  • Observe and remember learners' behavior for accurately evaluating their competencies.
  • Possess interpersonal skills when working with clinical learners.
  • If an SP, must be able to portray real patients.
  • If a GUTA or a PETA, must be comfortable with discussing and demonstrating her/his own anatomy with others.
  • GUTA females must have uterus, breast, and ovaries intact. Breast implants are acceptable, as are variant anatomical presentations.
  • GUTA males must have reproductive organs and rectum intact.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to document legibly using writing instrument or computer.
  • Must be able to sit or lie down for up to 30 minutes at a time.
  • Must be able to portray the emotional and physical aspects of a patient or family member and/or utilize body to instruct learners.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • Related work experience as a standardized patient, health professional, instructor or actor is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
  • One year of experience as a Standardized Patient/PETA/GUTA, a health professional, an instructor, or an actor.
  • Experience working with Zoom or similar teleconferencing platforms.

Classified Title: Standardized Patient
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Standardized Patient/PETA/GUTA
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/01/CA
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00 HRLY ($20.00 HRLY targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: M-F
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Admin Sim Ctr General Administration
Personnel area: School of Medicine

Job Tags

Work experience placement, Casual work,

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