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Job Details
Simulation Actor, School of Nursing (Temporary, Part-time)
Provost's Office
School of Nursing
Part time

This position is part of the Simulated Health Center under the School of Nursing (SON) and works under the direction of simulation faculty. This position participates in multiple on-campus settings, portraying patients, caregivers, family members and other key characters in support of on-campus clinical simulations and exercises.

This position is a non-exempt (hourly), part-time position (variable hours) without benefits. (This position does receive sick time benefits consistent with Oregon state requirements. Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)

The full job description is available at: http://bit.ly/simactor

This posting was reposted on July 20,2020, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Provide acting talent services to the Simulated Health Center in the School of Nursing.

Under the direction of SON simulation faculty, portray simulated characters in a manner that supports learning objectives in various scenes, scenarios and exercises.

Receive feedback from simulation faculty and alter character portrayal as directed.

Engage in training and rehearsals as scheduled.

Adhere to school guidelines and University policies.

Other tasks as relevant to the duties of the position or assigned by the supervisor or supervisor’s designee.


Education and Experience:

Preferred: Bachelor's degree.

Strongly Preferred: Prior experience in healthcare simulation.

Or, a combination of equivalent education and/or experience.

Certifications and Licenses

Required: None.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Effective organizational skills.

Ability to learn and apply applicable University and other policies using problem-solving skills.

Ability to exercise flexibility when dealing with co-workers and dynamic simulation interactions.

Strong orientation towards continued learning and applying learning in the work setting.

Ability to work independently but also to constructively receive supervisory direction and work collaboratively in a team setting.

Comfortable talking and interacting with campus community members.

Ability to exercise excellent judgement.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Strong, effective interpersonal skills.

Proficiency with technology/computers and applications, at level of proficiency required of the duties of this position.

Ability to quickly learn and use new technologies and applications in depth at the level of proficiency required of duties of the position.

Ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a University setting that includes a wide array of individuals, groups, policies and processes.

Competence with and commitment to diversity and inclusion; ability to be an effective partner with diverse students, faculty, and staff.

Supplemental Questions:

1. Why are you interested in this position at the University of Portland?

2. What are your areas of work-related strength? What are work-related areas that you would like to improve?

3. Please explain what diversity, inclusion, and equity means to you. Please describe your education and work-related experiences applicable to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Cover Letter, References, Resume, Supplemental Questions