Candidates/current respiratory therapy students must be able to display the medium strength rating, as described by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, which reflects the ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally (occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently (frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly (constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects.
- Lifting Requirements: Up to 7 lbs. 50-75% of the time. 20-40 lbs. 0-25% of the time.
- Pushing Requirements: 50-100 lbs. 0-25% of the time.
- Will need to assist with moving & lifting patients who may weigh up to 250 lbs. 0-30% of the time.
- Average percent of the time during regular shift devoted to: Standing 50%, walking 25%, squatting 0%, sitting 25%, bending 25%, reaching 50%, driving 0%, kneeling 0%, climbing 0%, crawling 0%.
Will need to grasp objects with both hands, pinch with thumb and forefinger when working with dials and equipment and turn with hand and arm. Will need to be able to coordinate two or more physical operations simultaneously. Job duties also require the ability to use machinery, tools, and special pieces of equipment.