Standardized Patient Program Director - School of Nursing

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Regular Full-Time
School Of Nursing
SON: Evans Ctr Caring Skills
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
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Campus Location (For Posting) : City
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Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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  • Reporting to the Director of Operations in the Emory Nursing Learning Center, the Standardized Patient Program Director partners with the Director of Operations, Simulation Operations Specialist, Simulation Nurse Educators, and faculty to develop, implement, operate, and participate in simulation activities associated with standardized patients (SPs) to guarantee a high quality, safe, and consistent simulation experience in the ENLC.
  • Leads the Standardized Patient Program by managing, coordinating, and monitoring educational exercises involving standardized patients and other assigned staff; provides a full range of administrative responsibilities, supports technical, professional, and logistical elements of standardized patient (SP) programming; and assists in developing program materials, hiring and training SPs, quality assurance and other specialized projects.
  • Has responsibility for the design and administration of Standardized Patient (SP) training sessions based on current training methodology and collaborates with faculty on the development and refinement of content and objectives for new and existing SP cases, materials, and assessment tools.
  • Provides academic activities that facilitate the success of all students in simulated clinical experiences and interfaces effectively with School of Nursing faculty, staff, and students at varying levels of education and expertise.
  • Responsible for creating simulated real-life experiences, enhancing students' confidence, and providing real-time human and technological feedback about the development of students' practice assessment and diagnostic skills.
  • Responsible for and involved in all instructional and operational aspects of the Standard Patient Program.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, and monitors the performance of all Standardized Patients.
  • Evaluates all Standardized Patient activities across prelicensure and post licensure nursing education.
  • Facilitates and assists in case design and development with faculty to meet curricular goals.
  • Develops data collection tools to evaluate training method¿s effectiveness and performance of Standardized Patients and nursing students.
  • Creates a Standardized Patient Manual.
  • Maintains a dashboard of statistics for all standard patient events.
  • Participates in research activities that involve Standardized Patients and in Simulation Program's quality assurance activities including psychometric evaluation of teaching and assessment methods.
  • May represent the School of Nursing at professional gatherings, delivers lectures, and participates in meetings and panel discussions at professional meetings.
  • Designs and implements SP training protocols and cases/scenarios.
  • Collaborates with faculty on the development/refinement of content and objectives for new and existing SP cases, materials, and assessment tools.
  • Designs and administers SP training sessions based on current training methodology to ensure SPs are trained in all aspects of case portrayal, accurate evaluation of nursing students' communication and clinical skills utilizing electronic technology, delivery of instructional verbal feedback to students, and documentation of procedures related to student performance.
  • Assesses and supervises the performance of SPs to assure quality and adherence to program regulations and case standards regarding role portrayal, student assessment, and appropriateness of verbal feedback to students.
  • Oversees program logistics including but not limited to coordination and supervision of daily Standardized Patient operations, events and activities.
  • Manages marketing efforts for the program, website, media screen content, program newsletter, commercials, videos, events, brochures, flyers, etc.
  • Identifies and trouble-shoots technical difficulties with simulation equipment.
  • Implements and participates in and contributes to a safe learning environment; keeps current with safety regulations, provides training and enforcement of safety regulations, policies and procedures; inspects and maintains safety equipment; ensures safe storage, collection, and safe disposal of hazardous waste/ materials, including medications.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in a health care discipline, education or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience and four years of experience in healthcare education or related work as an educator or trainer; master's degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in relationship building and a track record of leveraging resources to accomplish strategic goals.
  • Experience in an academic simulation lab environment is strongly desired.
  • Experience in patient simulation services, technologies, and applications and using audio/video equipment and software for recording, duplication, mixing and editing is preferred.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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