A Genitourinary Teaching Associate (GUTA or GTA) is an individual who is trained to teach techniques and protocol for performing gender specific physical examination to healthcare trainees, using him or herself as a demonstration and practice model. This involves invasive examination. A Female GUTA teaches a basic routine pelvic examination. Female GUTAs include physician-patient communication and patient education in their instruction, equipping students with compassionate and caring interpersonal skills for effective patient communication in the GU exam. The Teaching Associate also provides feedback to the students in a supportive environment for skill development and practice. Emphasis is on teaching from the patient perspective. The basic educational model provides instruction for two - three students with one Teaching Associate.
Women will be selected with emphasis on the following criteria:
1. Comfortable with her body and sexuality. 2. Should be comfortable in discussing and demonstrating his/her own anatomy with others, and possess a high level of comfort with instruction involving invasive examination 3. Able to communicate articulately and to convey information clearly and in a professional manner 4. Sensitive to instructing medical students on how to perform physical examination and to interact with patient. 5. Should be interested in education, and in contributing to the development of excellent health care professionals. 6. Possess sophisticated interpersonal skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide instruction to healthcare trainees as indicated in training materials, using GUTA checklist of skills as a guideline. • Provide immediate feedback and reassurance to students during the course of a session. • Assist with the training of new or prospective trainees. • Attend in-service training and meetings to improve skills. • Prepare room with appropriate equipment and linens prior to session start-time, and cleaning room (i.e. appropriate disposal of waste and removal of linens and specific equipment for session) upon completion of sessions for the day. • Arrive in a timely fashion in order to have room set up and be ready to begin session at scheduled start-time. • Cooperate with Coordinator if asked to view tapes, review materials or make changes in performance in order to improve skills, revise content of instruction, or maintain general high quality standard of program. • Instructor as the patient provides immediate feedback, reassurance and opportunity for experiential learning • Students are introduced to patient education skills in the self-examination
High School Diploma or GED required.
Experience as a standardized patient, a health professional, an instructor, or an actor preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Communicate articulately. Provide constructive feedback. Observe and remember learners’ behavior for accurately evaluating their competencies. Possess interpersonal skills for working with clinical learners. If an SP, must be able to portray real patients. Complete checklists on a computer. If a GTA or a PETA, must be comfortable with discussing and demonstrating her/his own anatomy with others. GTA females must have uterus, breast and ovaries intact. Breast implants are acceptable, as are variant anatomical presentations. GTA males must have must have reproductive organs and rectum intact.
Classified Title: Standardized Patient/GUTA Working Title: Standarrized Patient/GUTA Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/01/CA Starting Salary Range: $11:00-$14.89 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Varies Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002794-SOM DOM Bay Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
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