Required Skills

A. Requires strength, coordination and manual dexterity to:

  1. Move quickly and easily about the workplace as needed.
  2. Move and position patients, equipment, and manipulate equipment as necessary.
  3. Perform CPR/life support procedures in accordance with accepted practice standards.
  4. Able to stand or remain in a fixed position for prolonged periods (up to 30 minutes).


B. Requires hearing well enough in both normal and noisy situations to:

  1. Understand verbal communication.
  2. Understand telephone or recorded information.
  3. Recognize commands, paging systems, and alarms.


C. Requires communication skills:

  1. In English, both verbally and in written format, clearly and precisely.
  2. Effectively speaking with the patient, family members, physicians, and staff members; of different ages and education levels.


D. Have sufficient visual acuity to read medical records, computer screens and obtain accurate readings/ images for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.


E. Have the maturity and emotional stability to:

  1. Make decisions and act appropriately in life-threatening situations.
  2. Provide emotional support to patients and family members when the situation requires it.
  3. Tolerate stressful, unpleasant, unnerving, or congested situations in a stable composed manner so that job performance is not compromised.
  4. Conduct oneself in a professional courteous manner, show discretion, maintain patient confidentiality, be on time for required assignments, and responsible for one’s own actions.


F. Have the intellectual capacity to:

  1. Gather and evaluate data to assess patient status and make clinical judgments accordingly.
  2. Adapt procedures to individual patient needs.
  3. Respond professionally and appropriately to new and/ or patient life-threatening situations.
  4. Perform the required calculations.
  5. Access and enter information into the computer system.