Applicants seeking admission to one of the FHCHS professional programs must be able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to do the following:
- Visually observe and assess a patient, discriminate color and depth, read and accurately complete reports, and visualize diagnostic/monitoring equipment in dimmed light.
- Auditorily monitor and assess patient health needs, monitor various equipment and background sounds, and communicate by telephone.
- Verbally communicate in a clear and concise manner.
- Communicate sufficiently to interact with others in appropriate professional verbal and written form. Must also be able to read and interpret relevant medical data from patients’ charts, reports, and orders.
- Safely lift and transfer patients to accomplish bed/chair/stretcher transfer with assistance or assistive devices.
- Safely push a gurney or wheelchair.
- Stand or sit for an extended period of time.
- Possess sufficient manual dexterity necessary to perform activities specific to each professional program.
- Display critical thinking skills sufficient to think clearly and act professionally, safely, and accurately in stressful situations.
- Interact professionally with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.
In addition to these criteria, individual programs may have requirements specific to their program which are listed in the individual program sections.