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All individuals, including persons with disabilities, who wish to participate in the Electronic Health Records Specialist Program, must be able to perform specific technical functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
The following information outlines the requirements, abilities, and behavioral characteristics necessary for admission, continued participation, and completion of the Electronic Health Records Specialist Program at Harford Community College (HCC). Students should consult with the non-credit allied health coordinator to discuss any individual situations that may prevent his or her ability to meet the admission criteria or the essential technical standards. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to meet these essential qualifications for participation in the program.
In order to meet the requirements for admission, perform the skills/duties of a Electronic Health Records Specialist, and assume the responsibilities of an indirect care provider the student must:
Successfully complete prerequisite courses such as, but not limited to, HIPAA Training, Healthcare Job Market Preparation, and Medical Terminology.
Any individual who is unable or unwilling to meet the following technical standards in the classroom, lab, and clinical area will be unable to participate in the program.
Visual—Able to read patient information, reports, books, graphics, etc. from a variety of sources and media. Content may be in fine print, printed format, or less than legible handwriting.
Hearing—Able to hear and understand faculty, staff, peers, patient/clients, families, and healthcare workers; interpret conversations; and assess/monitor patient/clients.
Smell—Able to tolerate unpleasant odors related to infections, body odor, etc.
Mobility—Possess the mobility and strength to move freely in the workplace.
Motor Skills (fine and gross)—Perform multiple motor tasks simultaneously. Possess fine and gross motor skills sufficient to handle equipment; awareness of self in relationship to surroundings.
Communication—Able to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, with faculty, staff, peers, clients, families, and healthcare workers.
Intellectual and Cognitive Abilities—Able to learn, measure, calculate, reason, analyze, integrate, synthesize, and use data/information.
Behavioral and Social Attributes—Possess the emotional health required to use intellectual abilities fully such as exercising good judgment, promptly completing all responsibilities associated with job performance and customer service, and developing mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with faculty, staff, peers, clients, families, and healthcare workers.
Ethical Standards—Demonstrate professional demeanor and behavior. Perform in an ethical manner in all dealings with faculty, staff, peers, clients, families, and healthcare workers regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other status protected by law.
Legal Standards—Submit to a criminal background check and/or drug testing as required by policies of the college, clinical facility, and/or regulatory agency. The student is responsible for any cost.
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