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Physical Requirements for Health Professions

The following are the Standard Physical Requirements for working in the clinical environment as a student in the Health Professions Programs at Grossmont College. These requirements were established as a result of a survey of clinical affiliates that provide training to Health Professions students. If you cannot meet these requirements, please contact the appropriate office to discuss the matter.

  • Lift While Standing - Light to Moderate - Less than 50 pounds - Frequent
  • Lift While Sitting - Light - Under 25 pounds - Frequent
  • Lift With Assistance - Heavy - Over 50 pounds (Patient Transfer, etc.) - Occasionally/Frequently
  • Pushing - Heavy - Over 50 pounds - Frequent
  • Pulling - Heavy - Over 50 pounds - Frequent
  • Reaching (Full Extension - Elbow Flexion) At shoulder level - Occasional/Frequent
  • Reaching (Full Extension - Elbow Flexion) Above shoulder level - Occasional/Frequent
  • Standing for extended periods - Frequent
  • Standing for extended periods with radiation protective device (CVT Invasive Track) - Frequent
  • Sitting for prolonged periods - Frequent
  • Walking (Moderate distances within clinical environment) - Frequent
  • Carrying - Light to Moderate - Less than 50 pounds - Occasional
  • Bending - Occasional
  • Stooping - Occasional
  • Kneeling - Occasional
  • Turning - Frequently
  • Hand Manipulation (Hand controls, simple grasping, power grasping, fine manipulation) - Frequently
  • Foot Controls - Frequent
  • Visual Requirements - Ability to observe alarms, indicators, patients and the public. Ability to recognize and respond to safety issues.
  • Auditory Requirements - Ability to hear and understand orders from a physician or supervising technologist. Ability to hear safety alarms and respond appropriately.
Last Updated: 10/07/2014
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