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Simulated Patient - Variable Rate

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Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 01
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Nursing
Department: Nursing 10033616
Sub Area: OTEE- Other EE
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: In State
Categories: On-Call

Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Functions as a mock patient, responding verbally in a medical interview situation to questions directed by student physicians; provides constructive feedback regarding the students' interviewing techniques; may also be required to disrobe, responding physically and verbally to an examination of the body.

Unit Position Summary

In a clinical-like setting (in-person or online), the simulated patient portrays cases similar to what learners would encounter in actual clinical settings. Simulated patients are expected to consistently and accurately portray trained cases including typical emotions, behaviors and symptoms. Case portrayals may include communication, physical examination or both. Simulated patients may also provide feedback and/or assess learners using specific measurement tools. Participation in group or individual training is require in order to prepare for case portrayal.

These positions will be needed in East Lansing, Detroit or a combination of both locations. Work hours are variable and are on an on-call basis. The hourly pay range is between $16-$60 and is dependent upon the level of simulation. 

Job Duties: Commit to being highly dependable and punctual. Demonstrate flexibility and reliability with scheduling and assignments. Follow written and verbal instruction. Provide constructive feedback to healthcare professional students and colleagues. Work in a professional manner when interacting with learners, faculty, supervisors, and peers. Be comfortable having repeated physical examination performed on self. Be willing to wear a hospital gown with undergarments underneath while on camera and/or observe live through an observation window or video monitor. Recall case details and simulate all aspects of scenarios, including history of current problem, affect/behavior and physical findings, in a standardized, accurate, and reliable manner. Accurately and consistently complete checklists. Accept ongoing feedback from educators and/or facilitators. Be willing to be audio and videotaped during simulations. Complete required university and departmental trainings in timely manner. Maintains confidentiality of information related to cases, student behaviors and feedback evaluations. Proficiently utilizes technologies such as email, internet, and web conferencing software. Other duties as assigned.

Do you have additional questions before you apply?  Contact the College of Nursing Human Resources Office at 517-432-1186 or

Desired Qualifications

Selected candidates must be able to successfully complete a background check through MSU.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Special Instructions

Applications will be reviewed as needed.

Work Hours



Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

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