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.
Fralin Center HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
School of Health Professions
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
Jeffrey S. Gillette
Professor, Medical Lab Technology
A.A.S. – Monroe Community College, 1985
B.S. – Daemen College, 1987
M.S. – University of Rochester, 1993
Ph.D. – N.C. State University, 2000
SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Martha Sullivan, Dean