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|Categories of Essential Functions||Definition||Example of Technical Standard|
|Critical thinking||Critical thinking sufficient for problem analysis, evaluation and resolution||Identify cause/effect relationships in Health Information department systems and workflow. Develop, analyze, revise and implement procedures to meet objectives|
|Interpersonal skills||Interpersonal activities sufficient to interact with patients, fellow workers and medical staff from a variety of social, emotional, cultural and intellectual backgrounds||Establish rapport with patients/clients, colleagues and physicians|
|Communication||Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form||Explain and train employees. Write clear correspondence. Read and interpret health information|
|Mobility||Physical abilities sufficient to move about within the department, often in small spaces||Move around desks in area, climb and bend to file and retrieve records.|
|Motor skills||Gross and fine motor skills sufficient to perform health information skills||Operation of computer equipment, microfilm reader, printer, fax and retrieve health records|
|Hearing||Auditory ability sufficient to perform primary health information department function||Hear instructions from supervisors/physicians, answer phone, and hear audible signals from computer|
|Visual||Visual ability sufficient to gather and process health information||Read health records in any format. Read abstracts, code books|
Reviewed March 2019
April M Insco • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4922 • Click name for email address
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