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Technical Standards: Radiography


The Radiography program has established Technical Standards that must be met by the students in the program. Each student must be able to:

  • Visually monitor patients in dimmed light and view appropriate anatomy on a radiographic viewbox or computer screen.
  • Hear various equipment and background sounds during equipment operations.
  • Reach up to six (6) feet off the floor.
  • Communicate in a clear and concise manner to patients and coworkers in various departments.
  • Read and write or type appropriate instructions in patient treatment charts, notes and records correctly.
  • Lift thirty (30) pounds of weight, up to waist level and hold in position.
  • Move immobile patients from stretcher to radiographic table with assistance from department personnel.
  • Push standard wheelchair from waiting area to radiographic room.
  • Interpret and appropriately utilize clinical instructions given to student by departmental personnel.
  • Utilize keyboard for inputting clinical data into console, computers and charts.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS IN APPROXIAMATION:
Sitting 2-4 hrs./day Lifting Objects 50lbs.
Standing 2-4 hrs./day Visual ability in dim light 100%
Walking 4-6 hrs./day Good Hearing ability 100%
Reaching Frequently Ability to speak with clear dictation 100%
Bending Frequently Ability to work long/irregular hours 100%
Crouching Moderately Manual dexterity Excellent
Kneeling Occasionally Pushing/Pulling objects/patients Frequently
Dexterity Frequently Sensory Requirements Frequently
Stooping Moderately Environment Factors: Chemicals, Irritants, Blood and body fluids, Radiation Occasional

 

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