Essential Functions of a Histotechnician
Essential functions represent the non-academic requirements of the program that all students must master to successfully participate in the HT Program and become employable. All students, and therefore, all applicants are expected to:
Vision: be able to read and interpret charts, graphs, and labels; read and interpret instrument panels and printouts, discriminate colors, hue, shading or intensity and clarity, read microscopic material and record results.
Behavioral Requirements: possess the emotional health required for full utilization of applicant's intellectual abilities; be able to recognize emergency situations and take appropriate action.
Physical Requirements: be able to complete fine repetitive hand movement; twist and bend; handle flammable and infective materials; handle hazardous chemicals and electrical equipment, lift 10 lbs.; maintain prolonged sitting or standing positions; maintain concentration with distracting noises and close proximity to fellow workers; tolerate unpleasant odors, work in a building either above or below ground level; work in an environment without windows; and perform keyboarding.
Professionalism: be able to maintain a professional attitude and appearance. In addition, all students and applicants are expected to meet the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Technical Standards.