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  • Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment; ability to organize responsibilities, identify cause–effect relationships and make decisions. Collect, organize and analyze data and clearly communicate in verbal and written form. Manage time and systemize actions to complete tasks.
  • Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds. Ability to establish rapport with clients, families and healthcare team members.
  • Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with clients, family, faculty, staff, physicians and other healthcare professionals in verbal and written form. Ability to effectively read and comprehend technical and professional materials and to follow oral and written instruction. Ability to initiate client education, to interpret and document client actions, and to initiate appropriate responses.
  • Physical abilities sufficient to walk, bend, push, pull, lift, balance and maneuver in small places; maneuver heavy equipment; lift, carry and balance items weighing up to 50 pounds individually or additional weight with assistance; full range of body motion; gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective care; endure long hours of standing, walking and sitting.
  • Tactile, auditory, and visual acuity sufficient for physical assessment, to observe and monitor client responses, to perform palpation functions, to perform therapeutic interventions, and to interact in clinical, lab, and classroom environments.