Volunteer with the Academy

CAPP Course Lab Assistant (PAID)

Type: In-Person/Online (if Webinar)

Time Commitment: Depends on course lab hours duration

Travel Required: Yes

Paid: Yes

Professional lab assistants for the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APHPT) primarily function to assist course instructors in creating an environment conducive to learning. The lab assistant is a representative of APHPT and is expected to exhibit professional behavior at all times during course hours.

Required qualifications include:

  • Volunteer lab assist (refer to policy and description here) successfully for at least one CAPP course
  • Must hold and maintain current state physical therapist licensure (in US)
  • Must be members of both APTA and APHPT
  • Must have successfully completed the course for which they lab assist

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Certificate of Achievement for Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic) for assisting in pelvic health courses
  • Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy/Postpartum Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB) for assisting in pregnancy/postpartum courses
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist)
  • CAPP-Pelvic or CAPP-OB Committee membership

Duties include:

  • Prepare in advance for the course by reviewing the lab manual and course
  • Verify all required boxes have arrived from APHPT; open boxes and crate shipped from APTPT if not completed by host
  • Display pelvic models, samples, marketing supplies and vendor
  • Register participants with sign-in sheet each day, located in the binder sent from
  • Ensure all participants have name tags and have completed sign-in sheet each
  • Collect consent forms and review to ensure all forms are
  • Communicate with host site coordinator throughout the weekend to troubleshoot/remedy any logistical conflicts that
  • Communicate with the on-call staff at APHPT regarding any logistical or course participant conflicts/concerns.
  • Unpack, organize, count, and set up/clean up lab equipment each
  • Coordinate the selection and ordering of meals for each day, depending on course site and faculty preference (pickup and delivery of lunches, reservations for dinner).
  • Answer participants’ questions, create lab environment that facilitates learning and critical thinking using evidence-based practice in alignment with course content and objectives
  • Collate case scenarios, create CAPP testing groups in collaboration and discussion with course instructors.
  • Conduct CAPP testing
  • Facilitate group learning experience in a testing environment
  • Determine if participants pass test or require re-testing with course instructor
  • Remain flexible to the needs of the course throughout the weekend to ensure a positive experience for faculty and
  • On the last day of the class, repack crate to ship back to APHPT to include: all models and display items, binder with completed sign-in sheet and consent forms, all case scenarios and answer sheets (signed by faculty), secure crate with zip ties, place shipping label on crate, communicate and coordinate with host for returning crate to

Note: Lab assistant #1 must be a CAPP committee member or experienced lab assistant very familiar with the latest version of the lab and course material. This person is to assume a leadership role in lab set-up and assist in guiding other lab assistants, especially volunteer lab assistants, in their duties.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact the Academy Director of Education at education@aptapelvichealth.org.

 

Professional Lab Assistant Duties Organized by Day

Before the Course

  • Prepare in advance for the course by reviewing the lab manual and course manual First Day
  • Verify all required boxes have arrived from APHPT
  • Open boxes and crate shipped from APTPT if not completed by host site
  • Display pelvic models, samples, marketing supplies and vendor products
  • Collect consent forms and review to ensure all forms are completed

Each Day

  • Register participants with sign-in sheet each day, located in the binder sent from APHPT
  • Ensure all participants have name tags and have completed sign-in sheet each day
  • Communicate with host site coordinator throughout the weekend to troubleshoot/remedy any logistical conflicts that arise
  • Communicate with the on-call staff at APHPT regarding any logistical or course participant conflicts/concerns
  • Unpack, organize, count, and set up/clean up lab equipment each day
  • Answer participants’ questions, create lab environment that facilitates learning and critical thinking using evidence-based practice in alignment with course content and objectives
  • Coordinate the selection and ordering of meals for each day, depending on course site and faculty preference (pickup and delivery of lunches, reservations for dinner)
  • Remain flexible to the needs of the course throughout the weekend to ensure a positive experience for faculty and

Day before Testing

  • Collate case scenarios and create CAPP testing groups in collaboration and discussion with faculty input.

Final day

  • Conduct CAPP testing
    • Facilitate group learning experience in a testing environment
    • Determine if participants pass test or require re-testing with course instructor
  • Repack crate to ship back to APHPT to include
    • all models and display items
    • binder with completed sign-in sheet and consent forms
    • all case scenarios and answer sheets (signed by faculty)
    • secure crate with zip ties
    • place shipping label on crate
  • communicate and coordinate with host for returning crate to APHPT
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