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.