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Performance Requirements: Medical Assistant

You must meet these performance requirements to ensure patient safety and welfare during your time in our program and throughout your career.

Physical Requirements

  • Visual acuity with corrective lenses to:
    • Identify cyanosis
    • Observe absence of respiratory movements in patients
    • Read very fine, small print on:
      • Medication containers
      • Physician's orders
      • Monitors
      • Equipment calibrations
  • Hearing ability (with auditory aids if needed) to:
    • Understand the normal speaking voice without viewing the speaker's face
    • Hear monitor alarms, emergency signals, and call bells from patients
    • Take / hear blood pressure, lung, heart, vascular, and abdominal sounds with stethoscope
  • Manual dexterity to:
    • Use sterile technique
    • Manipulate and assemble equipment for use
  • Physical ability to:
    • Stand for prolonged periods of time
    • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    • Lift objects of 35 pounds or more
    • Push pieces of equipment from room to room
    • Maneuver in limited spaces

Communication Requirements

  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written form by:
    • Speaking clearly and succinctly when explaining treatment procedures, describing patient conditions, and implementing health teaching
    • Writing legibly and correctly in patients' charts for legal documentation
  • Function safely under stressful conditions with the ability to:
    • Adapt to ever changing environment inherent in clinical situations involving patient care
  • Computer skills to:
    • Use a variety of software programs and the internet for research and course projects, including PowerPoint for presentations

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Call 817-515-1484

Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated September 20, 2021