Faculty Lab Instructor (Flex DPT)

first_imgExcellent organization and time management skillsExcellent oral communication skillsProfessional role modelAble to provide a nurturing, respectful learningenvironmentResponsive to distance education, adult student needsWorking knowledge of educational theory and motor skilldevelopmentAble to work in a team environment LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEEntry-level Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree or higher The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education. GENERAL SUMMARYLab Instructors have various responsibilities such asorganizing/maintaining equipment, preparing the lab environment,monitoring student progress and facilitating student participationin learning activities. The lab instructor communicates with thelead instructor regarding student performance or issues that ariseand ensures the delivery of consistent content and testing. Theymay assist with grading practicals and other requiredassignments.The qualified candidate must have an entry-level Doctorate ofPhysical Therapy Degree or higher along with current certificationwith state board of chosen specialization. At least 2 years ofpractical hands-on experience is required in a patient care settingin the profession. The successful candidate will have excellentoral communication and organizational skills, be responsive toadult student needs, and be able to work collaboratively in a teamenvironment.This is a part-time 15-20 hours per week as scheduled position andwill be required to work weekends.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESPrepares lab environmentOrganizes and maintains equipment; proposes equipment orders asneededTeaches lab component of courseMonitors student progress; gives feedback; facilitates studentparticipation in learning activitiesAssesses student performance on practical, oral, writtenexaminationsSupervises lab assistants (when available)Reports student grades at end of term to lead instructorCommunicates with lead instructor to ensure consistent contentand testing and to recommend changes for upcoming semesterServes as student-to-university liaisonUpholds student and part-time faculty handbook policiesPromotes professionalism by modeling such behaviors inside andoutside the classroom settingSelf-evaluates teaching performance; sets goals forimprovement At least 2 years of practical hands-on experience in patientcare setting in chosen specialization Licensed physical therapist from an accredited university withdemonstrated expertise in the area being taughtCurrent certification with state board of chosenspecialization The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin.last_img read more

THE STATE OF THE NATION

first_imgOften, I feel the country is going mad, continually trying to buy on price, rather than on quality.With the public’s obsession in buying everything as cheaply as they can, we are shopping ourselves out of jobs. More and more factories are closing down in the UK. And the supermarkets hold much of the responsibility for this insane rush to lower prices. In reality, many of our remaining factories are importers – and often only assembly plants at best – as they source their products from overseas. If we cannot create jobs for everyone, where is the money coming from to buy the goods?I have always said I do very little wholesale and never intend to try to supply supermarkets. I feel that those chasing that business have a tendency towards volume addiction. But why should I borrow or use my money to put in extra plant – and even buildings – to provide products for someone else? That would mean I take the risk and they take the profits. Once you get hooked, I suppose it’s like riding a bicycle – once you stop pedalling, you fall off.Recently, I read in The Times that scientists claim that, within 20 years, there will be smart drugs that will make us think faster, improve memory and reduce tiredness. It reminds me of that old song, Why was I Born So Soon? Gosh, how I would love to have that pill.There is no doubt about it, the public sector is the place to be if you want short working hours, high pay, little stress and high pensions. Public sector workers across the board take 30% more days off sick than private sector workers, according to statistics.Then, their trade unions claim it is the extra stress they work under. I call it skiving off.Our MD, Neville, runs the firm without much help from me. When he tells me his staff problems, I confess I could not deal with the utter stupidity of the employment rules, which the idiots in government keep introducing. They will inevitably lead to unemployment. More time is spent on trying to remove a poorly performing member of staff with a bad attitude than on trying to improve the business.The total unfairness of it is that, if a member of staff does not like my face, they are at liberty to say, “I think you are ugly and I am not going to work for you.” This, I feel, is probably justified, as I don’t look like Cary Grant.But just think what would happen if I said to a member of staff, “I don’t like your attitude. You never smile and you depress everyone around you, so you must leave and find employment where you can be happy.” I would be in an industrial tribunal before you could say “goodbye”. And they call that fair? Unemployment is a bit like old age; it just keeps getting closer. nlast_img read more

Jamaica hopes to develop faith-based tourism

first_imgJamaica says its thrust to become a preferred faith-based tourism destination is expected to be boosted with the staging of the Supernatural Encounter Jamaica crusade in Montego Bay next month.Event coordinator and founder of Trumpet Call Ministries International, Reverend Mary Wildish, said the April 19-21 event, which is to be led by founder of King Jesus International Ministry, Apostle Guillermo Maldonado, will be streamed live and is expected to reach a broad religious-minded global audience.To be streamed to 150 nations“He has a media reach that is unbelievable… . This crusade will be streamed to 150 different nations. People are going to have their eyes on Montego Bay, Jamaica, and what they are going to see is the masses gathered to worship God. They are going to see the pastors united (and) they are going to see the beauty of our island,” Reverend Wildish told a Jamaica Information Service Think Tank.She said Jamaica also stands to gain significant mileage from Apostle Maldonado’s policy of highlighting outstanding features of the countries where the crusades are staged.To place Jamaica on international map for three-days“One of the things Apostle (Maldonado) does is a 60-minute clip talking about the nation… talking about the beauty inside (that country). So, it’s going to put Jamaica on the map during these three days, and I think that level of positive outreach to the globe is something that Jamaica wants and needs,” Rev. Wildish added.Faith-based tourism, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry.An estimated 300 million tourists visit the world’s major religious sites each year, with 600 million national and international religious voyages being undertaken annually.The UNWTO says this growth in faith-based tourism can potentially generate significant inclusive development, through the creation of jobs and sustainable livelihoods, facilitating infrastructure enhancement and investment, and stimulating local culture, crafts and food.Reverend Wildish said Jamaica has become popular globally for, among other things, reggae music, its food and its athletes.She said, however, that the island has the potential to pull more religious tourists to its shores, despite its challenges, and remains a God-fearing nation.last_img read more