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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

Janette Keen
Health Care Professions Advisor

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 January 20, 2022