Technical Standards

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This policy outlines the technical standards that each applicant/student must be able to accomplish.

Each applicant/student must be able to:
  1. Lift more than 50 pounds routinely.
  2. Push and pull routinely.
  3. Bend and stoop routinely.
  4. Have full use of both hands, wrists and shoulders.
  5. Distinguish audible sounds.
  6. Adequately view sonograms, including color distinctions.
  7. Work standing on their feet 80% of the time.
  8. Interact compassionately and effectively with the sick or injured.
  9. Assist patients on and off examining tables.
  10. Communicate effectively with patients and other health care professionals.
  11. Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in a sonographic procedure in the proper sequence.

Any applicant who does not meet the technical standards as outlined above is ineligible for admission to the school.
Any student whose status changes while enrolled and no longer meets the technical standards as outlined above may not be allowed to continue to progress through the program.

EMT

This policy outlines the technical standards that each applicant/student must be able to accomplish.

Each applicant/student must be able to:
  1. Communicate effectively via telephone and radio equipment
  2. Lift, carry and balance up to 125 pounds (250 pounds with assistance)
  3. Interpret oral, written and diagnostic form instructions
  4. Use good judgment and remain calm in high stress situations
  5. Be unaffected by loud noises and flashing lights
  6. Function efficiently without interruption throughout an entire work shift
  7. Calculate weight and volume ratios
  8. Read English language manuals and road maps
  9. Accurately discern street signs and addresses
  10. Interview patients, patient family members and bystanders
  11. Document, in writing, all relevant information in prescribed format, in light of legal ramifications of such
  12. Converse, in English, with coworkers and hospital staff with regard to the status of the patient
  13. Perform all tasks related to the highest quality patient care
  14. Bend, stoop and crawl on uneven terrain
  15. Withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold and moisture
  16. Work in low light situations and confined spaces
  17. Work with other providers to make appropriate patient care decisions

Any applicant who does not meet the technical standards as outlined above is ineligible for admission to the school.
Any student whose status changes while enrolled and no longer meets the technical standards at outlined above may not be allowed to continue to progress through the program.

medical assistant

This policy outlines the technical standards that each applicant/student must be able to accomplish.

Each applicant/student must be able to:
  1. Maintain vision, hearing, and the appropriate ability to articulate the words necessary to observe and communicate effectively.
  2. Maintain the physical functions needed to respond appropriately to a patient's needs including: standing for long periods of time, twisting and bending at the waist, lifting heavy items, using fine motor skills and manual dexterity needed to operate instruments and equipment. Any applicant who does not meet the technical standards as outlined above is ineligible for admission to the program.

Any applicant who does not meet the technical standards as outlined above is ineligible for admission to the school.
Any student whose status changes while enrolled and no longer meets the technical standards as outlined above may not be allowed to continue to progress through the program.

Paramedic

This policy outlines the technical standards that each applicant/student must be able to accomplish.

Each applicant/student must be able to:
  1. Communicate effectively via telephone and radio equipment
  2. Lift, carry and balance up to 125 pounds (250 pounds with assistance)
  3. Interpret oral, written and diagnostic form instructions
  4. Use good judgment and remain calm in high stress situations
  5. Be unaffected by loud noises and flashing lights
  6. Function efficiently without interruption throughout an entire work shift
  7. Calculate weight and volume ratios
  8. Read English language manuals and road maps
  9. Accurately discern street signs and addresses
  10. Interview patients, patient family members and bystanders
  11. Document, in writing, all relevant information in prescribed format, in light of legal ramifications of such
  12. Converse, in English, with coworkers and hospital staff with regard to the status of the patient
  13. Perform all tasks related to the highest quality patient care
  14. Bend, stoop and crawl on uneven terrain
  15. Withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold and moisture
  16. Work in low light situations and confined spaces
  17. Work with other providers to make appropriate patient care decisions

Any applicant who does not meet the technical standards as outlined above is ineligible for admission to the school.
Any student whose status changes while enrolled and no longer meets the technical standards at outlined above may not be allowed to continue to progress through the program.

Radiation Therapy

This policy outlines the technical standards that each applicant/student must be able to accomplish.

Each applicant/student must be able to:
  1. Visually monitor patient from outside of the treatment room.
  2. Read digital readout devices on machine controls and gantry.
  3. Review films for evaluation purposes.
  4. Visually observe the patient’s clinical status.
  5. Orally communicate clearly with patients and co-workers
  6. Hear patient communications from a distance of ten feet away.
  7. Hear patient and/or co-worker in darkened treatment room.
  8. Lift blocks weighing up to 35 lbs and insert them into the machine.
  9. Assist patients onto treatment couch from wheelchair or stretcher.
  10. Respond to emergencies in a timely fashion.
  11. Observe, recognize and report on non-verbal reactions from a patient.
  12. Stand or walk in order to perform job functions throughout the day.

Any applicant who does not meet the technical standards as outlined above is ineligible for admission to the school.
Any student whose status changes while enrolled and no longer meets the technical standards as outlined above may not be allowed to continue to progress through the program.

Radiography

This policy outlines the technical standards that each applicant/student must be able to accomplish.

Each applicant/student must be able to:
  1. Push a portable x-ray machine through the hospital, accessing elevators and narrow areas in patient rooms.
  2. Assist a patient of 150 pounds on and off an x-ray table.
  3. Carry heavy x-ray cassettes (25 lbs.) and accessories as required.
  4. Visually examine and select x-ray techniques on the x-ray console.
  5. Orally communicate clearly to the patient being x-rayed and visually observe the patient’s clinical status at all times.
  6. Clearly hear a patient calling for assistance from a minimum of 10 feet away.
  7. Stretch from a standing position to align an x-ray tube over the patient and x-ray table. (Approximately 6’ from the floor to the x-ray tube).

Any applicant who does not meet the technical standards as outlined above is ineligible for admission to the school.
Any student whose status changes while enrolled and no longer meets the technical standards at outlined above may not be allowed to continue to progress through the program.

surgical technology

This policy outlines the technical standards that each applicant/student must be able to accomplish.

Each applicant/student must be able to:
  1. Maintain vision, hearing, and the appropriate ability to articulate the words necessary to observe and communicate effectively in surgery.
  2. Maintain the physical functions needed to respond appropriately to a patient's needs including: standing for long periods of time, holding retractors for long periods of time, twisting and bending at the waist, carrying and lifting heavy trays of instruments, pushing surgical carts and equipment, lifting heavy items, transferring patients to and from surgery, using fine motor skills and manual dexterity needed to operate surgical supplies, instruments, and equipment.
  3. Exhibit meticulous attention to aseptic and sterile technique.
  4. Demonstrate a technological intelligence to prepare surgical instruments, equipment, and supplies.
  5. Present the anticipatory ability necessary to understand the surgeon's timely needs.
  6. Demonstrate and apply the intellectual and emotional functions needed to exercise independent judgment and discretion in the performance of assigned responsibilities.

Any applicant who does not meet the technical standards as outlined above is ineligible for admission to the school.
Any student whose status changes while enrolled and no longer meets the technical standards at outlined above may not be allowed to continue to progress through the program.