Standardized Patients 

Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) for Internationally Educated Practitioners (IEPs)

A.  Information: 

The aim of the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) for Internationally Educated Practitioners Project is to develop a competency based assessment service, across four nursing community stakeholders (BC Health Care Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Registered Psychiatric Nurses) that will provide an accelerated, streamlined approach to assist Internationally Educated Practitioners (IEP’s) in integrating into BC’s health workplace. The overarching goal of this initiative is to enhance the Province’s capacity to build and maintain a safe, competent and adequately resourced nursing workforce in BC. 

The competency assessment model for this Service consists of a Computer Based Assessment and a Simulation Lab Assessment of selected entry-level competencies.  

B.  Position Summary: 

The role of the Nursing Community Assessment Service Simulation Lab Assessment Standardized Patients is to simulate all aspects of the scenario, including history of current problems, affect/behavior and physical finding in a standardized, accurate and reliable manner. It is either taking on the role of the client in face to face interaction or being the mannequin’s voice. The simulation may involve a physical examination or patient history, or both. SPs are carefully selected to match essential characteristics of the patient case being portrayed, including factors such as age, gender, and appearance.

C. Qualifications Required

Education and Experience 

  • High school diploma
  • One to two years of recent acting experience and/or standardized patient experience as applied to the health care field.

Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with the site coordinator, assessors and technicians
  • Ability and willingness to be instructed by a SP trainer and consistently simulate a case scenario in a standardized, accurate and reliable manner
  • Ability and willingness to take feedback and modify as required by the site coordinator and the NCAS team
  • Demonstrated flexibility and reliability with scheduling and assignments
  • Ability to work with others in a respectful/professional manner
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to organize and prioritise work.
  • Ability to maintain a standard of absolute confidentiality regarding information and records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position. 
  • Ability to meet work performance standards set by the NCAS project.

Hours & Days of Work: Term, Part, Time

Salary Range: Standardized Patients $22 hourly plus 4% vacation pay      

Application Information: To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter no later than 4:30pm of the closing date.

Closing Date: Ongoing

Competition No.: CS011-16

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

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