Standardized Physical Exam Teaching Associate (SPETA)
University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Job Info

Position Information:

Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Standardized Physical Exam Teaching Associates (SPETAs) are specifically trained to coach medical students as they learn physical exam skills.  They give “hands on” instruction, using their own bodies as teaching tools. In addition to teaching the skills, they also give feedback on technique, language and overall approach. They also address the communication skills needed to provide a comfortable exam in a standardized manner in a supportive, non-threatening environment.


    Ability to discuss and feel comfortable demonstrating his/her anatomy with others.Ability to communicate and convey information accurately and clearly.Enthusiastic personality with strong interpersonal skills.Demonstrated maturity and professionalism to keep learners on task.Interest in contributing to the education and development of healthcare professionals.High School Diploma or equivalent is required.Ages 20 – 65, physically fit males or females, with no current or ongoing health problems.Excellent ability to communicate in and comprehend the English language (due to use of medical terminology).Flexibility regarding scheduling.Reliable, punctual and dependable.Must possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal.Strong reading and writing skills.Attention to detail is essential.Experience in health professions, communication, behavioral sciences or education helpful, but not required.If you are currently employed at the University of North Dakota for 20 or more hours a week, you are not eligible to participate in this program.Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification


Work Schedule/Start Date

    Must be available and able to start training late August 2021This is an hourly, temporary position at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences and as such, is not eligible for any employee benefits.Successful applicants will be required to attend group training sessions.SPETA sessions with students are typically in the afternoons (between 12:30 & 4:30 pm) Anticipated number of teaching sessions: 10 – 15 per academic semester (approximately 65-70 hours of work over period of 9 months); SPETA training sessions are typically in the mornings (between 8:00 am & 12:00 pm)Work schedules are planned as far in advance as possible.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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