The applicant must obtain health clearance (information & forms to be provided). Inaddition, the applicant must meet the following physical requirements:
A. Motor coordination must be sufficient to accomplish dexterous and precise clinical activities i.e., the eye hand coordination necessary for all types of medication administration.
B. Finger dexterity must be such that small objects can be easily manipulated i.e., instruments, needles, and tubes.
C. Manual dexterity must be sufficient to incorporate all of the above skills as well as those involved with patient care, i.e., calibration, suctioning, positioning, transferring and palpation.
D. Visual acuity adequate to read and interpret charts, graphs and color changes. Auditory acuity adequate to assess pulse, heart, chest, bowel sounds and blood pressure.
E. Tactile ability must be sufficient to detect changes in skin temperature and texture, detect unsafe heat levels in heat producing devices used in client care, detect physical abnormalities.
F. Ambulation on the clinical unit is essential.
G. Must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds.
H. Communication includes the ability to see, speak, hear, read, write and effectively utilize the English language. This is essential for shift reports, telephone conversations, read & understand English printed documents to include doctor’s orders, teach/instruct clients, write correctly and legibly in client records.