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Physical Demands
 

In keeping with its mission and goals, and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Medical Campus promotes an environment of respect and support for persons with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations. The definition of individuals with disabilities are those who currently have, have a record of having, or are regarded as performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, and working.

In order to fulfill the requirements of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Miami Dade College, students must be able to meet the physical demands associated with the Diagnostic Medical Sonography profession. Examples of these requirements include but are not limited to the following:
Code: F = frequently           O = Occasionally      NA = Not Applicable



  Physical Demands

Code

Comments

Standing

 

Standing /walking for long periods of time in patient areas and during equipment operation. Sitting for extended periods of time when displaying and recording images. Moving equipment and patients weighing 125lbs or more from wheelchair and stretchers.
Pushing wheelchairs and stretchers from waiting area to procedure rooms

Walking

 

Sitting

 

Lifting (up to 125 pounds)

 

Carrying

 

Pushing

 

Pulling

 

Balancing

 

Reaching to adjust the machine or stretcher, or to assist in moving patient to and from procedure table.

Climbing

 

Crouching

 

Crawling

 

Stooping

 

Kneeling

 

Reaching

 

Manual Dexterity

 

Feeling

 

Talking

 

Effectively communicate using the English language in both written and oral form. Follow oral directions. Observe patients at a distance and up close. Listen to patient answer to health related questions  Hear low audible sounds from both equipment and patients. Distinguish varying shades of gray and other color shades.

Hearing

 

Seeing

 

Communicating

 

Individuals applying for admission, progression to clinical courses and graduation from a program in Nursing and the Health Sciences must be able to meet the physical and emotional requirements of the academic program. In addition, students admitted to the programs in Nursing and Health Sciences must possess the following qualities:

  • The emotional maturity and stability to approach highly stressful human situations in a calm and rational manner.
  • The ability to make clinical judgment using critical thinking
  • The ability to adhere to ethical standards of conduct as well as applicable state and federal laws
  • The ability to provide effective written, oral, nonverbal communication with patients and their families, colleagues, health care providers, and the public

Because of the unique responsibilities involved in all Health Science professions, each department reserves the right to require that the student who appears to be unsuited for any program therein withdraw from the program and be guided into another curriculum of study at the College.

An individual who poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others or themselves may be denied admission, progression or graduation. The college’s determination that a person poses a direct threat will be based on an individualized assessment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available evidence to assess the nature, duration, and severity of the risk and the probability that the potential injury will actually occur.

 

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/select and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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