Standardized Patient Emulator-PRN at Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Gainesville, Georgia

Job Description:

Improving the health of our community in all we do

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS)is a non-profit community health system on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. Our team cares for more than 1 million people across the region through four hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations. Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has campuses in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega - with a total of more than 700 beds and more than 1,100 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. NGHS also encompasses Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, a multi-specialty group with more than 65 locations, and The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, a cardiology practice with more than 15 locations.


Standardized Patient Emulator-Lanier Park Campus

PRN- Actual shifts and assignments may vary

Job Summary:

The Standardized Patient Emulator will play the role of a patient or medical staff member to facilitate the training of physicians, nurses, and other health professionals. He/she will follow scripting and direction to display signs/symptoms of various medical conditions. He/she will support healthcare providers in learning the value of connection, empathy, and astute inquiry and assessment in patient care. Must be willing and able to participate in a series of physical exams while dressed in a hospital gown in a simulated patient room. Does not involve invasive procedures. Hours of work will be on an as-needed basis according to the training schedules and needs of the Simulation Center.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Experience or training in acting (theatre or drama) is preferred.

  • Multi-lingual proficiency preferred.

  • No experience as a Standardized Patient required.

Education requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Accurately portray a patient and simulate and/or verbalize a variety of physical symptoms and behaviors.

  • Participate in a series of physical exams while wearing a hospital gown (with undergarments beneath).

  • Memorize detailed simulated patient history and case information to accurately respond to assessment questioning. Confidentially evaluate learners through utilization of a written checklist of performance standards.

  • Be willing to be videotaped and/or observed during physical examinations.

  • Be flexible in scheduling and able to commit to scheduled shifts.

Physical Demands:

  • Occasionally lifting up to 20 lbs

  • Frequently kneeling/stooping/bending

  • Frequently standing/walking

  • Occasionally pushing/pulling

  • Frequent intensive work, requires reading, writing, reasoning, & talking

Working at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals.

NGHS: Opportunities start here.

Since first opening its doors in Gainesville in 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center has added hospital campuses in Braselton, Barrow and Dahlonega - and become Georgia's most awarded hospital. Some recognitions include being named to these lists:

America's 50 Best Hospitals- Healthgrades

100 Top Hospitals- Truven Health Analytics

100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs- Beckers Hospital Review

America's Top Quality Providers- Carechex

Atlanta's Top 150 Workplaces- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Healthcare's Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems- Hospitals & Health Networks magazine

NGMC has also been recognized in recent years as Georgia's #1 Hospital for overall hospital care, overall surgical care, heart care, orthopedic surgery, women's care and more.
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