A. Requires strength, coordination and manual dexterity to:
- Move quickly and easily about the workplace as needed.
- Move and position patients, equipment, and manipulate equipment as necessary.
- Perform CPR/life support procedures in accordance with accepted practice standards.
- Able to stand or remain in a fixed position for prolonged periods (up to 30 minutes).
B. Requires hearing well enough in both normal and noisy situations to:
- Understand verbal communication.
- Understand telephone or recorded information.
- Recognize commands, paging systems, and alarms.
C. Requires communication skills:
- In English, both verbally and in written format, clearly and precisely.
- Effectively speaking with the patient, family members, physicians, and staff members; of different ages and education levels.
D. Have sufficient visual acuity to read medical records, computer screens and obtain accurate readings/ images for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
E. Have the maturity and emotional stability to:
- Make decisions and act appropriately in life-threatening situations.
- Provide emotional support to patients and family members when the situation requires it.
- Tolerate stressful, unpleasant, unnerving, or congested situations in a stable composed manner so that job performance is not compromised.
- Conduct oneself in a professional courteous manner, show discretion, maintain patient confidentiality, be on time for required assignments, and responsible for one’s own actions.
F. Have the intellectual capacity to:
- Gather and evaluate data to assess patient status and make clinical judgments accordingly.
- Adapt procedures to individual patient needs.
- Respond professionally and appropriately to new and/ or patient life-threatening situations.
- Perform the required calculations.
- Access and enter information into the computer system.