Standardized Patient Trainer (MT0303, ADM1A, GR3)

Job Category: 
Term positions for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

The Standardized Patient Program provides and trains standardized patients (SP’s) for clinical teaching sessions and examinations for students at the Ingram School of Nursing. Under the direct supervision of the Academic Lab Director, the Standardized Patient Trainer is responsible for training and coordinating standardized patients at the Ingram School of Nursing. The Standardized Patient Trainer collaborates with faculty and instructors from the Ingram School of Nursing to develop scenarios appropriate for the level of the learners and based on the objectives of each course.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organizes schedules/and coordinates all sessions that require standardized patients and reviews schedules with faculty.
  • Liaises between faculty and SPs during work sessions. Organize and implement “dry runs” with the standardized patients and the faculty prior to the session.
  • Uses medical moulage and props according to the learning activity.
  • Supervises the standardized patients and will be responsible for recruiting, screening, selecting, training and evaluating the standardized patients.
  • Develops administrative procedures related to all activities involving SP’s.
  • Develops and gives orientation and information sessions to standardized patients.
  • Develops and runs training sessions for standardized patients on “Giving Effective Feedback” to learners from a patients’ perspective.
  • In liaison with the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SIM Centre), oversees the standardized patient scenario database and makes changes and provides suggestions/corrections after consultation with faculty.
  • In liaison with the SIM Centre, oversees the standardized patient program evaluation process and suggests changes required toimprove the program.
  • Promotes and advertises the standardized patient program in the community.

Education and Experience:


Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

DEC in dramatic/performing arts; Bachelor’s degree preferred. Background in dramatic/performing arts, with experience in healthcare and education. Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to work with a variety of people, teach, instruct and give constructive feedback. Proven discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential information. Ability to work autonomously and as part of a collaborative team. Organizational skills, initiative and flexibility required to manage a multifaceted position. Ability to work with Word, Excel and database software. English and French, spoken and written.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application online at

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The deadline to apply for this position is September 19, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

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Faculty of Medicine
Ingram School of Nursing
Salary Range: 
(Grade 03) $47,000 - $58,800 (midpoint) - $70,600
One (1) year
Reporting to: 
Administrative Officer
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