• Assistant Manager, Standardized Patient Educator

    Location AN-Saint Maarten
    Job ID
    American University of the Caribbean (AUC)
    Behavioral Sciences
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    No FLSA Required (Ross Islands Only)
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The Assistant Manager, Standardized Patient Educator is responsible for the execution of training, recruitment, monitoring and debriefing Standardized Patients in their performances and supports both the mannequin-based and SP program. The educator directly works with students in the delivery of SP-based learning activities and reviews the students’ clinical communication skills. The educator is responsible for performing quality control of all Standardized Patients integrated events, setting up for activities, training SP cases and playing other roles as needed. This person interacts with faculty, staff, standardized patients and students and will have direct reports that fall within the CSSC.



    • Manages the Simulation Coordinator and the Simulation Assistant, or other direct reports that may fall within the CSSC. Duties include, but are not limited to:  regular coaching and feedback, performance reviews, goal setting and expectations, manages time off requests, performance feedback, including areas of concern that fall in line with process/procedures.
    • Participates in special projects as needed
    • Co-develops training material for the SP program.
    • Provides back-up to the Standardized Patient Program Director and/or ensures proper coverage is sustained while time off is approved for the CSSC.
    • Debriefs, trains and remediates standardized patients.
    • Provides quality control for all standardized patient-based events by post encounter assessments.
    • Enforces and trains quality standards in case accuracy, standardization, scoring accuracy and verbal and written feedback.
    • Provides coordination and support for courses and activities requiring standardized patients, including case development and program logistics. This requires use of CAE Learning Space and a learning management system. (Blackboard, Canvas)
    • Assists in planning for future standardized patient needs.
    • Assists in developing future standardized patient- based learning opportunities.
    • May perform clerical and administrative tasks as needed, necessary to the daily function of the Clinical Skills Simulation Center.


    • Provides support for faculty related to standardized patient based learning opportunities.
    • Works with faculty in the development of SP based learning tools for students (i.e. interviewing demonstrations).
    • Provides support for faculty concerning simulation software and standardized patient needs.
    • Supports faculty objectives to attain desired student outcomes related to standardized patient based learning activities.



    • Reviews and provides practice of communication clinical skills with students
    • Performs as a Standardized Patient as needed in CSSC activities.
    • Supports the review of students who were unsuccessful in simulation based activities.
    • Provides remediation for students who struggle with clinical skills.
    • Orients students to learning opportunities that include standardized patients in the CSSC.

    Completes other duties as assigned.


    ·         Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

    ·         A total of six (6) years of directly related SP experience can be substituted for the bachelor’s degree requirement.

    ·         Strong background working with standardized patients and medical students. Strong background in communication skills and coaching. Strong background in acting skills.


    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is an international medical school preparing physicians for careers in the United States, Canada, and worldwide. AUC was founded in 1978 and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine, which is recognized by the US Department of Education and the World Health Organization. AUC offers a diversity of students, primarily US citizens and permanent residents, with the opportunity to pursue a high-quality medical education. AUC graduates are practicing medicine in some of the most prestigious hospitals in the United States, with many earning Chief Resident positions and other positions of leadership.

    AUC employs a U.S. model curriculum, with two years of medical sciences taught at the St. Maarten campus, followed by two years of clinical sciences taught at affiliated hospitals in the United States and United Kingdom. AUC is known for its student–centered environment, a faculty passionate about teaching, and a commitment to giving students who have the desire, the persistence, and the intellectual capacity an opportunity to become outstanding physicians. In 2013, AUC achieved a first-time pass rate of 97 percent on USMLE, which is on par with the rate achieved by US and Canadian schools, and above the rate achieved by osteopathic schools (94 percent) and international schools (79 percent).


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