Sample Physical and Mental Demands for ADA Requirements
- Ability to cope with the
stress of a correctional facility work environment.
- Ability to function in a
high-pressure environment and to meet stringent deadlines for
- Ability to work in excess of a
40-hour week if necessary.
- Ability to walk, stand, and
sit for periods of time.
- Excellent verbal and written
- Ability to speak concisely and
effectively communicate needs.
- Skill in conveying information
and asking questions of juveniles with limited educational and
- Ability to operate a personal
- Ability to interact with a
diversity of people and diverse levels of personnel.
- Ability to formulate and
communicate treatment needs and action plans to a variety of
professional staff, as well as to youth and their parents.
- Ability to lift and carry
- Normal motor skills and
- Ability to perform duties that
require a high level of flexibility and interpersonal skills,
in addition to sound clinical judgment.
- Ability to sit for extended
periods and work in a smoke-free environment.
- Long periods of viewing data
on a computer screen and/or on paper are a necessity.
- Must have manual dexterity to
operate computer keyboard and standard office equipment.
- Must be able to lift/move
objects up to ten pounds.
- The ability to communicate
clearly to all levels of staff is also required.
- Incumbent must have the
ability to work at various locations.
- Incumbent must be
self-motivated, have the ability to prioritize work, and meet
deadlines in an environment, which is often stressful and
- Must use sound judgment on
- Must have good interpersonal
and communication skills and be sensitive, adaptable,
professional, and articulate when dealing with others.
- Giving and taking directions
in a pleasant and cooperative manner are also required.
- Visual acuity correctable to
- Possess normal to correctable
- Ability to travel.
- Ability to remain seated for
long periods of time while working on computer or editing.
- Ability to work under highly
- Ability to handle multiple
- Ability to prioritize
- Ability to sit and review
information on a computer screen for long periods of time (up
to 8 hours a day with lunch and breaks).
- Ability to read, write, and
speak English at the level equal to or greater than the
national standards for a college graduate.
- Must have strong verbal
communication skills and be able to communicate in a
professional manner with a variety of business, research, and
health care professionals.
- Must be able to use standard
business mathematics to determine pricing, margins, etc. and
use a standard 10 key calculator.
- Must be able to lift and carry
cartons weighing up to 40 pounds.
Computer Related – IT positions
Will occasionally be required to
work nights and/or weekends as needed to perform system
maintenance which would disrupt the users if performed during
normal working hours.
Must be able to respond to
emergency calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in case of
critical problems with the system. The incumbent must carry a
pager and must arrange for a backup when outside the paging
Must be able to comprehend the
installation and operations manuals from all the hardware and
software components of the client/server system.
Must be able to work independently
as related to maintenance and operation of the client/server
system as well as in conjunction with computer services as
related to mainframe connectivity and other system servers.
Must be able to interact with
non-computer personnel as a trainer.
Must be able to analyze problems,
which arise in the system environment and to correct these
Must be able to interact
professionally with the hardware and software vendors as it
relates to existing system components, future system upgrades,
and the evaluation of new software and hardware.
Must be able to design and
implement an expanded environment as the system evolves.
Research Associates – Laboratory Work
Must be able to accurately measure
reagents at the micro liter and macrogram level.
Must be able to calculate the
account of reagents needed based on molarity.
Must be able to carry flasks of
media and 4L bottles of reagents.
Must be able to operate both
confocal and light microscopes.
Must be able to handle mice and
rats retrieve from animal care facility and transport to
laboratory for use.
Must be able to deposit and
retrieve samples from liquid nitrogen storage drawer.
Must be able to perform all tissue
culture procedures under sterile hood.
Must be able to work in darkroom
to develop film.
Must be able to analyze data and
with principal investigator write manuscripts for publication.
Must be able to present data
orally at lab meetings and seminars.
Must be able to handle infectious
Must have the mental capacity to
analyze data and perform statistical analyses (computer
Sample of descriptive physical and mental demands
Degree of Physical Demands:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100
pounds of force occasionally, or 25 to 50 pounds of force
frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move
objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those
for medium work.
walking, sitting, stooping
carrying, pushing, pulling
Motor Coordination, Finger
Dexterity, Manual Dexterity, Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination
Requires an adequate range of body
motion and mobility, with or without accommodation to enable the
individual to perform the essential functions stated herein.
Requires Talking: Expressing or
exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Talking is
important for those activities in which the incumbent must
impart oral information to employees, clients, patients, and the
public, and in those activities in which they must convey
detailed or important spoken instructions to others accurately,
loudly, or quickly.
Requires Hearing: Perceiving the
nature of sounds. Hearing is important for those activities
that require ability to receive detailed information through
oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound.
Requires Near Acuity: Clarity of
vision at 20 inches or less. This factor is important when
special and minute accuracy is demanded and defective near
acuity would adversely affect job performance and/or safety of
self and others.
Requires the ability to read and
record data quickly and accurately; to prepare records and
reports and post data; to avoid perceptual errors in performing
Requires the ability to work and
cooperate with faculty, students, managers, the public and
employees at all levels in order to exchange ideas, information
and opinions to facilitate the task at hand.
Contact with patients, patient’s
family, LSUHSC Staff/Faculty.