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Simulated Patient/Participant-Temporary

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

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Simulated Patient/Participant-Temporary

  • 499323
  • Healthcare
  • Temporary
  • Opening at: Feb 19 2024 at 14:30 CST
  • Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Job Summary:

The Simulated Participants (SPs) are individuals trained to portray the roles of patients, clients, family members, or others to allow learners to practice communication and performance-based skills in simulated environments, which are safe for both learners and SPs. SPs may be provided with coaching on how to provide verbal and written feedback to learners. For medical and health professions students, SPs are routinely taught to reliably assess medical history taking, physical examination, professionalism, and interpersonal communication skills of learners.

This position is filled by an individual fitting the description requirements needed by nursing and other programs for each training session (i.e., gender, height, weight, age). This position may only last a day or two and/or up to 1-2 weeks per semester, depending on the department's needs.

Applying for this position will add you to the applicant pool, which is available to the search committee for consideration when the need arises for the 2024 year. Your application will be held until December 1, 2024.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Portrays patients, clients, or others in order to interact with learners.
2. Provides constructive verbal and/or written feedback to learners.
3. Assesses learners on demonstrated performance-based skills.
4. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• None.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Performance (e.g. acting), teaching, or coaching is ideal or the ability/desire to learn and apply the skills essential to these professions.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None.

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of basic computer skills including email and ability to learn web-based simulation software.
• Ability, flexibility and adaptability to portray various roles.
• Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to work individually in monitored environments with learners.
• Ability to participate in group trainings with other SPs and professional SP Educators.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Ability to safely lift 15 pounds.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and active.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
• SPs must be comfortable receiving physical exams from healthcare students.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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