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The following technical standards outline reasonable expectations of a student in the radiation therapy program for the performance of common radiation therapy functions.
Ability to communicate with diverse people, to be easily understood; and to read, write, and document patient information accurately.
Analytical Skills/Critical Thinking
Analytical skills sufficient to process information, to transfer knowledge from one situation to another, and to prioritize tasks. Critical thinking ability sufficient for safe, clinical judgment.
Auditory abilities sufficient to monitor and assess patient needs; to detect and respond to alarms, emergency signals, and calls for help.
Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary for the care of patients, processing of medical images, and operation of imaging and medical equipment.
Tactile ability sufficient to assess patients, perform procedures, and operate equipment.
Physical ability, flexibility, strength, and stamina sufficient to provide safe and effective care.
Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective care.
Emotional and mental health sufficient to establish therapeutic boundaries, to perform multiple tasks concurrently, to handle strong emotions, and to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.