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LAB ASSISTANTS

Lab assistants are a great asset to the classroom. They assist in the lab portion of the course, helping students to hone their skills.  The lab assistant gets credit for continuing education hours. Assisting also helps solidify theory in preparation for the exams. It is a pathway to becoming a faculty in training. as well.  Lab assisting is a volunteer position. See requirements below. 

Requirements:

Lab assistants are required to have completed the course and the exam of the level above the course they desire to assist in. They need to read and agree to the quidelines for being a lab assistant. Lab assistants must hold and submit a copy of a current PT license, as well as a copy of personal malpractice insurance that includes a consulting services rider. To become a lab assistant for a course, they need to contact the lead faculty instructor to gain permission to be their assistant. 

Guidelines:

  1. Submit a current physical therapy license to info@aspireomt.com

  2. Submit a current personal malpractice insurance with a consulting services rider to ASPRIE at info@aspireomt.com.

  3. Complete a release of liability for every course at which you lab assistant.

  4. Be prepared to perform in the lab assistant function by reviewing the material for the course on which you will assist.

  5. Come prepared to have techniques demonstrated on you and inform the Instructor(s) of any precautions prior to being a model.

  6. Provide assistance to students during lab time, checking technique, and answering student questions.

  7. Refer questions to the instructor if unable to give an answer.

  8. In the lab sessions or breaks, teach only the theory or techniques that have been introduced and taught during the course. Do not offer personal treatment or theory opinions.

  9. Treatment of course participant’s is NOT permitted. Inform the instructor if a student has a problem or develops a problem during the class.

  10. Obtain permission from each student prior to touching them to perform techniques, assessments, or treatments.

  11. When working with students, be aware of contraindications to techniques or areas of increasing sensitivity due to repeated assessment or treatment.

  12. Treat course participants’ personal and health information as a matter of confidentiality.

  13. If expenses are incurred due to having a lab assistant in the course, be prepared to reimburse the site coordinator.

  14. Assist in room set up and break down, as needed or requested by the site coordinator or Instructor.