Essential Functions Requirements

ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO MEET THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS FOR SUCCESS IN THE NURSING PROGRAM.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Perform prolonged, extensive, considerable standing/walking, lifting, positioning, pushing, and/or transferring patients
  • Possess the ability to perform fine motor movements with hands and fingers
  • Possess the ability for extremely heavy effort (lift/carry 50 lbs. or more)
  • Perform considerable reaching, stooping, bending, knelling, crouching

SENSORY DEMANDS:

  • Color vision: ability to distinguish and identify colors (may be corrected with adaptive devices)
  • Distance vision: ability to see clearly 20 feet or more
  • Depth perception: ability to judge distance and space relationships
  • Near vision: ability to see clearly 20 inches or less
  • Hearing: able to recognize a full range of tones

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Exposure to infections and contagious disease, without prior notification
  • Exposure to blood borne diseases
  • Exposure to hazardous agents, body fluids and wastes
  • Exposure to odorous chemicals and specimens
  • Exposure to products containing latex
  • Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases
  • Subject to burns and cuts

COGNITIVE/PSYCHOSOCIAL DEMANDS:

  • Handle numerous interruptions
  • Handle emergency or crisis situations
  • Care of patients and family with different religious, culture, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, psychological and physical disabilities, and under a wide variety of circumstances
  • Care of patients and family facing end of life situations