Standardized Patient Model - Klamath Falls Campus

Oregon Health & Science UniversityOregon Health & Science University

Klamath Falls, OR, US
Job Description

Department Overview

Based on prior instruction, the Standardized Patient Model (SPM) accurately portrays specific emotions, behaviors, and disease symptoms while interacting with School of Nursing students during simulated patient encounters. The objective of the SPM is to enable experiential learning and/or assessment of students' skills.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Presents case information in a standardized manner during simulated interactive patient history and/or medical examinations. (25% of Duties)
  • Remains in a specific patient character as trained when responding to student questions. (25% of Duties)
  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to cases, student behaviors, and feedback evaluations. (25% of Duties)
  • Memorizes a case script detailing specific emotions, behaviors, and disease signs/symptoms for presentation during simulated learning situations. (10% of Duties)
  • Provides constructive verbal feedback within a structured format, as appropriate to the position. (10% of Duties)
  • Participates in group training and/or mentorship of newly hired standardized patients. (5% of Duties)

Required Qualifications

Job-Related Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Competencies):

  • Ability to accurately maintain a specified character as trained.
  • Ability to work flexible hours on a scheduled and on-call basis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to recall case information, as cued by students in a role-play situation.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of case and student information
  • Ability to understand and follow directions and incorporate trainer feedback.


  • Code of conduct
  • Respect in the workplace
  • Applicable policies, procedures, and agreements related to position, department, or OHSU as a whole

Preferred Qualifications


  • Previous experience as a standardized patient or actor.

Job-Related Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Competencies):

  • Knowledge of healthcare terminology.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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