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The following are essential physical requirements for any Health Information Technicians as compiled from observations of a wide variety of job experiences.


Visual Acuity
           
  • Perform specific health information technology processes required by the job that include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Perform data entry tasks using standard computer equipment in clinical settings.

 

Hearing Acuity
  • Hearing must be sufficient to communicate with others.
  • Hear and retain pertinent information to relay and follow instructions from physicians, peers, or patients in clinical settings.
  • Hear and respond to requests for information from physicians, peers, or patients in clinical settings.
  • Work in environment with moderate noise level.

 

Speaking Ability
  • Speak clearly and loudly enough to be understood by physicians, peers, or patients in clinical settings, or on the telephone.
  • Good communication skills are also necessary to maintain good interpersonal relationships with physicians, peers, or patients in clinical settings.

 

Digital Dexterity
  • Must have fine hand and finger movement for use on standard medical office equipment.
  • Arms and hands or functional artificial limbs are essential to maintain balance to accomplish required duties in Health Information Technology clinical setting.
  • Legs and feet or functional artificial limbs are essential to maintain balance to accomplish required duties in Health Information Technology clinical setting.

 

PHYSICAL ABILITY
  • Sit or stand for the majority of a normal workday.
  • Maneuver between floors of an institution.
  • Pull/push equipment used in Health Information Technology Departments.
  • Lift and move up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to reach above shoulder level for filing or gathering health data and records in clinical facilities.
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

 



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