ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS REQUIRED OF STUDENTS
Applicants and students should be able to perform these essential functions, or with reasonable accommodations, such as the help of compensatory techniques and/or assistive devices, be able to demonstrate ability to become proficient in these essential functions.
|Essential Function||Technical Standard||Example of Necessary Activity|
|Critical Thinking||Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment.||Identify cause-effect relationships in clinical laboratory situations or with instrument responses; synthesize data; draw sound conclusions.|
|Interpersonal Skills||Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural and intellectual backgrounds.||Establish rapport with patients and colleagues. Function (consult, negotiate, share) as part of a team.|
|Communication Skills||Communication abilities sufficient for effective interaction with others in spoken and written English.||Use of professional oral and written communication while exhibiting self control and a positive attitude through ones body language. Document and interpret instructions. Listen attentively.|
|Mobility||Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces; full range of motion; manual and finger dexterity; and hand-eye coordination.||Move around in work area.
Use pipettes to transfer fluids.
|Motor Skills||Gross and fine motor skills sufficient to provide safe health care delivery and operate equipment.||Use equipment and instruments with necessary dexterity.|
|Visual Ability||Normal or corrected visual ability sufficient to perform laboratory procedures, ability to discriminate between subtle changes in density (black and grey) or a color at low light.||Observe instrument readings, reagent and reaction color. Read thermometer, chart, computer screen, digital printouts, labels and gauges.|
|Tactile Ability||Tactile ability sufficient for vein palpations.||Perform palpation of vein for venipuncture.|
|Olfactory Ability||Olfactory senses (smell) sufficient for maintaining environmental and patient safety.||Distinguish smells which are necessary for environmental safety (fire, acid, gas leaks).|
|Professional Attitude and Demeanor||Ability to present professional appearance and implement measures to maintain ones own physical and mental health and emotional stability.||Work under stressful conditions. Be exposed to communicable diseases and contaminated body fluids. React calmly in emergency situations. Demonstrate flexibility. Show concern for others.|
Note: Students requiring reasonable accommodations may contact the Office of Counseling and Career Development Services, Counselor for Students with Disabilities.