Essential Functions are the nonacademic requirements of the program that a student must be able to master to participate successfully in the profession.
Communication: Ability to interact with others in English, both verbally and in legible written form.
Hearing: Ability to gather information aurally or to adapt.
Interaction: Ability to interact with individuals or groups from a range of social, cultural, emotional, and intellectual backgrounds.
Mobility: Ability to move from room to room, and to maneuver in small spaces e.g. around instruments, between beds, benches, etc. Ability to stand for long periods of time.
Motor skills: Ability to perform with gloved hands, the gross and fine motor skills to: turn dials; move switches; process specimens; assemble blood collection equipment; tie tourniquet; perform blood collection techniques in smooth motion.
Problem solving: Ability to make clinical judgments about patients, instruments and data.
Self-care: Ability to present a professional appearance as a representative of the laboratory, and maintain own health and safety on the job.
Olfaction: Sufficient olfactory sense to maintain patients’ and environment safety.
Temperament: Ability to work in a high-stress work environment and interact with patients and other health care workers.
Vision: Ability to accurately perform and assess laboratory equipment and procedures and to assess patients.
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Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 16 Hours
Time: 1 semester
*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change