Standardized Patient Trainer

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Updated: June 27, 2018
Job ID: 214064
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Location: Silver Spring, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Standardized Patient Trainer to support the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center located at the Forest Glen Annex in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center. Incumbent assists with recruiting, training and supervising Standardized Patients (SPs).  Incumbent also assists in managing, coordinating, and monitoring exercises involving SPs.


  • Assists in managing, coordinating and monitoring SP exercises.
  • Collaborates in case development and scenario design and in teaching and evaluation exercises.
  • Develops training case scripts for SP scenarios with physicians and staff for learners in the Clinical Skills Department.
  • Logistical planning for SP simulation events which include organizing equipment, and other Clinical Skills resources in preparation for data gathering during training events.
  • Develops and participates in SP research activities.
  • Participates in quality assurance activities to include psychometric evaluation of teaching and assessment methods.
  • Codes and transcribes participant observation data.
  • Attends research team meetings with Director of Clinical Skills and USUHS faculty.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of applicable strategies and approaches   to contemporary medical education; excellent communication skills; ability to troubleshoot technical procedural concerns; an ability to work independently and supervise others.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in education, allied health, social services or other related field. Equivalent experience as an SP trainer or in management, teaching and healthcare may serve as a substitute. M.F.A. in Acting, Theatre or a closely related field highly preferred.

Minimum Experience:  2 to 4 years of experience.

Physical Capabilities:  Walking, including escorting patients, standing, bending, and carrying of light items.

Work Environment:  Clinical research setting involving patient care.

HJF is an equal opportunity and 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.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.