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CVT School Technical Standards

No person acting within the scope of his/her responsibility or authority at Morristown Medical Center's School of Cardiovascular Technology shall discriminate on the basis of an applicant's disabilities. Listed below are the essential job-related functions of a cardiovascular technologist:

The cardiovascular technologist must have sufficient strength, motor coordination and manual dexterity to:

  • Transport, move, lift and transfer patients from a wheel chair or stretcher to a patient bed or radiographic table
  • Move, adjust and manipulate a variety of equipment, including physical transportation or portable equipment, to arrange and align the equipment with respect to the patient, according to established procedure and standards of speed and accuracy

The cardiovascular technologist must be able to:

  • Handle stressful situations related to technical and procedural standards and patient care situations
  • Provide physical and emotional support to the patient during cardiovascular diagnostic procedures; be able to respond to situations requiring first aid, and provide emergency care to the patient in the absence of the physician, or until the physician arrives.
  • Communicate in an effective manner to direct patients during a diagnostic examination

The cardiovascular technologist must have the mental, intellectual and sensory capacity to:

  • Record and calculate required hemodynamic information and data to contribute to the diagnosis of a patient, following the procedure's standards of speed and accuracy.
  • Review and evaluate the recorded images and waveforms for the purpose of identifying proper positioning, accurate procedural sequencing, and other appropriate and pertinent technical qualities.

The school’s officials will attempt to make “reasonable accommodations” for all applicants while keeping in mind the intellectual and physical demands of the profession.