Physical Therapy - Lab Assistant

South University Tampa, FL, Tampa, Florida, United States of America
Jul 24, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Apply Now Physical Therapy - Lab AssistantSouth University Tampa, FL, Tampa, Florida, United States of AmericaReq #85 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Established in 1899, South University ( is a private, non-profit academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees.

The University traces its heritage to 1899, when Dr. John Draughon established Draughon’s Practical Business College in Savannah, Georgia. Over the past century-plus, South University has experienced continued growth transforming from a two-year college into a university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. South University’s approach to higher education, and the resulting varied academic experiences, provides students with the pragmatic approach necessary to create the foundation for personal and professional fulfillment.

South University provides a learning environment, both on-campus and online, that helps students identify goals and the means to achieve them. With this philosophy in mind, students can learn by interacting with a community of faculty, staff and administration dedicated to South University’s academic purpose. South University offers more than 50 academic programs across its nine campuses and through online programs.

The University’s academics are organized across five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Professions, Nursing and Public Health, Theology – and a School of Pharmacy. With the introduction of South University, Online Programs, students can pursue both undergraduate degree and master’s degree programs ranging from the areas of Criminal Justice to Business – giving South University students more opportunities to make a difference, both personally and professionally.

Responsible for providing guidance and direction necessary to allow students to achieve pre-established course objectives under the direction of the Instructor. May assist in the maintenance of laboratory facilities and equipment, depending upon designated program/course. Incumbent must assure that the Company philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment, which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.


  • Reinforce class syllabus goals, objectives and daily lesson plan.

  • Assist classroom Instructor in the designated course and be prepared with instructional materials per lesson plans before each class.

  • Assist in the maintenance of accurate attendance records of all students enrolled in assigned classes.

  • Assist in the evaluation of students on a regular basis using appropriate evaluation tools and materials, and report to Instructor.

  • May assist in the upkeep of the laboratory and lab equipment, the disposal of lab waste, in the demonstration of lab techniques and the maintenance of necessary lab inventory.

  • Review textbooks and classroom assessment materials, attend all faculty meetings and assist with any independent study contracts that may be appropriate within assigned department.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's degree in field of study related to assigned department or equivalent experience; Bachelor's degree is preferred.

  • Zero to three years of experience providing aid to an Instructor in a structured and academic environment.

  • General knowledge of subjects taught, or designated course, in assigned department.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with supervisor and staff populations.

  • Proficient organization, prioritization and teaching skills.

  • Strong computer literacy skills with the Microsoft Office Suite.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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  • South University Tampa, FL, Tampa, Florida, United States of America
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