Allied Health Histotechnician Program Technical Standards
CCRI will provide services and training, without discrimination, to academically qualified persons who meet the following technical standards required to participate in the Histotechnician Program.
Physical Requirements : The position of Histotechnician has been given a strength ratio of LIGHT WORK by the U.S. Dictionary of Occupational Titles (exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force 2/3 or more of the time to move objects). The position involves walking, standing and sitting for prolonged periods, as well as stooping, bending, lifting and carrying. The ability to operate and control equipment is necessary to include starting, stopping, adjusting and observing gauges, dials, etc.
Visual Observation: The student must possess visual acuity sufficient to allow for each of the following:
Numerical Ability: Requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
Form/Special Ability: Requires the ability to inspect dimensions of items and to visually read information and data.
Motor Functions: The student must possess motor and dexterity skills sufficient to permit each of the following:
Communication Skills: The student must possess verbal and non-verbal skills adequate for transmitting and receiving information from patients and hospital personnel. The student must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend English with sufficient skill to communicate.
Behavioral and Social Skills: The student must exhibit behavioral and social skills that are acceptable to the college and hospital settings. Students must be able to attend to work assignments and instructions/orders given.
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Health Form: The student must submit a completed health form to include required inoculations and physical exam before beginning clinical rotations. CPR Healthcare Provider (AHA) is required and a copy of card must be submitted to the Allied Health Department.