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Interested in Working as an SP?

Are you interested in joining our team of Simulated Patients?  Here are a few facts to know:

1.  SPs are considered casual employees.

  • Hours vary from week to week, and from month to month. 
  • The number of hours available depends on SP availability, scheduled SP events, and number of SPs needed per event.  

2.  This is a paid position.  As of August 1, 2023, the pay schedule is:

  • Training:  $20/hour
  • Performance:  starting at $20/hour
    • As SPs gain experience, they are eligible for higher wages - up to $26/hr.

3.  Most work and trainings are held Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. 

  • Occasionally, programs run past 5:00 pm.

4.  Before you work as an SP for the first time, these are the steps to follow:

  • Fill out an application.
  • If selected, you will be contacted by email to choose a time for a Zoom interview.
  • You may then be invited to join us for an in-person Audition and Orientation Session to see our space, meet the staff, learn about the program, and practice a case.
  • If hired, you will be asked to complete onboarding paperwork.
  • You will attend New SP Logistics, Case Portrayal and Feedback Training.
  • On the day of your first event, you will observe an experienced SP perform via a video monitor. Depending on the difficulty of the case, you may perform that day or at the next scheduled performance of that case.

Our program welcomes and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, mature workers, and persons with disabilities. 

If you want more information or wish to apply, please complete this Application for Employment.

If you have additional questions, please send an email to SP-Recruitment@uiowa.edu.

Thursday, July 6, 2023