Essential Functions of the Medical Sciences Student (Non-Academic Technical Standards)
Student must be able to exercise independent judgment. This includes, but not limited to, the following abilities:
Apply mathematics to successfully complete assignments
Define problems, analyze data, develop and implement solutions
Reason and apply sound judgment
Question logically, recognize and differentiate facts from opinion and illusion, and distinguish the logical from the illogical and relevant from irrelevant
Participate fully in all classroom/laboratory exercises and clinical/practicum experiences in the program
Understand and follow directions
Apply learned skills and knowledge to new situations
Communicate effectively in formal and colloquial English in person-to-person, telephone, written and electronic media
Behavioral and Social
The student must be able to exhibit appropriate professional conduct that includes but is not limited to the following abilities:
Fulfill commitments and be accountable for actions
Self-direct, self-correct and be responsible for one’s own learning and professional development
Deal with stress and maintain composure under pressure and time constraints
Willingly follow directions
Make decisions, prioritize tasks and work on multiple tasks simultaneously
Work both independently and in cooperation with others
Recognize emergency situations and react appropriately
Maintain professional decorum and composure
Motor and Physical
In the Medical Assisting programs, certain physical and health requirements are necessary for the student to meet the standards of their program. If you have any concerns regarding your ability to perform these standards, please contact Medical Assisting at 740-389-4636. The student must be able to meet the physical demands of the program, which include but are not limited to the following:
Visual ability to successfully complete tasks within their program which may include:
locate patient veins, read computer screens, instrument print-outs, patient documents, and accurately interpret color readings, cloudiness/turbidity, and texture.
Gross and fine motor control to allow manipulation of equipment used within the program which may include: medical instrumentation, analytical equipment, microscopes, blood collection equipment, blood pressure equipment, computer technology, and office equipment.
Physical mobility to perform tasks within the program which may include:
move freely and quickly from one location to another in such areas as clinical laboratories, physician offices, patient rooms, treatment rooms, and elevators, assist a patient with walking devices, carry medical equipment to a patient’s bedside and gain access to the patient in a variety of situations, carry patient charts, and filing.
Freedom from infectious diseases
Lift and move objects weighing 20 pounds
Possess a sense of touch and temperature discrimination (all medical science programs)
Ability to hear audible sounds including use of stethoscope and respond appropriately
Ability to meet the attendance requirements as outlined in this handbook.