• PTAN Atlanta
  • College Park, GA, USA
  • $16.00 Per Hour (Upon successful completion of all training, you will be eligible for a $2.50 per hour increase)
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

We offer our part-time-as-needed staff medical, dental, and vision insurance upon completion of two years of service. In addition, an EAP and Wellness program is provided

Simulates the histories and physical signs of patients with certain illnesses as part of an examination to certify the readiness of students and graduates of medical schools to enter graduate medical education programs in the U.S.



Works with other Standardized Patients.

Interacts with the Standardized

Patient trainers and Clinical Skills Evaluation Center Manager for training and quality assurance and day to day exam work. Interacts with other CSE staff involved in the exam.


Operates within the guidelines established by SP Section policies and procedures.

Maintains the confidentiality of all information in accordance with previously established and/or new policies and procedures of the SP Section, CSE and the institution.


Trainer on Duty - under his/her supervision any day SP works in the exam

SP Trainers - training, review, quarterly performance evaluation meetings and

quality assurance

SP Operations Specialist - communication as needed regarding scheduling and

other logistics of the role

Center Manager - immediate supervisor, monthly voluntary meetings

Administrator on Duty and Control Room Staff - interacts with on any day SP

works in the Exam

Other CSE Center Staff - interacts as needed/directed.


USMLE Step 2 CS examinees - interacts with on any day SP works in the exam

NBME Case Development and Case Materials Staff - interacts as needed or directed.


Portrays a patient in a standardized way repeatedly during the course of

each exam

Be physically examined by students and/or medical graduates throughout

the entire shift

Records the results of the case checklist, using the SP Data Entry

computer program

Evaluates the candidate's verbal and non-verbal communication skills

Evaluates the candidate's English proficiency

Performs quality assurance on case performance

Must be open/honest with the Medical Advisor/Supervisor and the Center

Manager about any medical conditions that might jeopardize his/her

effectiveness in the exam

Attends scheduled communication review workshops

Attends additional training sessions as needed

Attends monthly SP meetings when available

Enters work availability and regularly checks for scheduled work, using

SP Calendar Assistant

Be available to work a minimum of 3 days per week and 8 hours per day

All actively working SPs are required to attend periodic performance

evaluations four times per year.

Other duties as assigned by the Trainer on Duty, SP Operations Specialist,

and Center Manager.



Must be willing to wear a hospital gown with only undergarments underneath,

while on camera and/or observed live through an observation window or video

monitor. Potentially awkward and/or uncomfortable performance of physical

examination maneuvers will be experienced by the SP when examinees perform

the physical portion of the exam. Comfort with a physical examination of SP's

entire body by medical students and - or physicians is required with exception

of rectal, pelvic, genital, female breast and corneal reflex examinations. A

physical examination or assessment by the Medical Supervisor is required as part of

being hired for the job and SP's must be willing to have periodic reassessments

during the time employed as an SP. No physical health conditions, which may

contradict the assigned case, may exist during employment as an SP. Standing,

sitting, bending, walking, reaching and lifting are required for this position.


Must remain throughout entire work shift in a simulated clinical setting within a

secure office setting.


Must be able to portray a person other than him or herself effectively and

consistently in a standardized way

Must be comfortable having repeated physical examination maneuvers

performed on self

Must be objective when interacting with and rating examinees of all


Must have strong reading and writing skills to absorb and use the detailed case

training and exam procedural information

Must have excellent recall in order to rate the examinees

Must be responsible about keeping track of scheduled work days

Must be reliable in following rules and procedures for the exam

Must have strong interpersonal skills when interacting with other employees

Must have comfort with own personal health, so that it does not interfere with

the patient being portrayed

Must be open to continual retraining regarding portrayal and ratings

Must be able to use a simple computer program, mainly involving clicking

the mouse

Must be willing to work a varied schedule due to a potential 7-day per week,

schedule of exams for AM and PM shifts.

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