Technical Standards

Physical

Stoop:

To lift radiographic image receptors, grids

Kneel:

To perform CPR

To assist patients who may fall or faint

Crouch:

To place radiographic image receptors in the operating room table

Reach:

At least six feet from floor to overhead radiographic equipment

Handle:

Equipment such as overhead tube, lead-lined doors, portable machine, c-arm unit, control panel knobs and buttons 

Maneuver:

Patients in wheelchairs and stretchers, IV poles, oxygen tanks

Patients on and off the radiographic table; in and out of wheelchairs

Patients who may fall or faint

Lift and Place:

Patient and image receptors for portable radiography

Gonadal shielding

Walk:

For duration of assigned shift

Wear:

Lead aprons, thyroid shields and lead gloves

Hear:

Verbal directions/requests from physicians, patients, etc.

Blood pressure sounds through a stethoscope

Speed of rotor to take exposure and termination sound

Signals from CR reader

See:

Requisitions for information related to images

Proper position of patients for images

Proper equipment setup for images

Proper exposure settings for images

Motionlessness; respiratory phase of patient

Talk:

To communicate in English to staff, patients, etc.

Manipulate

Small objects such as knobs and buttons, needles and syringes (venipuncture), etc.

 

Mental/Attitudinal

Students must possess the physical and emotional health required for the application of his/her intellectual abilities and the employment of sound judgment in an appropriate and prompt manner:

Demonstrate emotional stability to function effectively under stress.

Manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

Exhibit social skills necessary to communicate effectively and maturely.

Maintain effective, mature, and sensitive relationships with others.

Adapt to changing environments and display flexibility.

Work independently with indirect supervision.

Possess motivation.

Maintain professional integrity at all times.