Definitions of Standard Special Qualifications and Licenses and Certifications

  • 10 Key Keypad: Must be able to key numbers quickly and accurately from an original document without looking at the keypad.
  • 3-OT Pesticide applicators license: Must currently be certified by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in the application of pesticides with the 3 ornamental and turf endorsement.
  • Bookkeeping: Must have kept the financial records of a company or business including at least one of the following areas, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable.
  • Budget Preparation: Must have experience assisting in the preparation of budgets.
  • Certified Animal Care Technician: American Association of Laboratory Animal Science full certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician.
  • Certified Dental Assistant: Must be certified as a Dental Assistant.
  • Certified Medical Assistant: Must be certified as a Medical Assistant.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant: Certified as a Nursing Assistant in the State of Iowa.
  • Chauffeurs License: Must have a valid chauffeur’s license in any state.
  • Class A CDL: Must have a valid Class A CDL.
  • Class B CDL: Must have a valid Class B CDL.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD): Must be able to name the program. Must be able to create, edit and save drawings.
  • Dental Insurance Claims: Must have worked for a dentist or dental clinic submitting and resolving dental claims.
  • Dental Terminology: Must have completed a dental terminology course or extensively used dental terminology in a work setting.
  • Desktop Publishing/Graphics: Must be able to name the program which must be a Desktop Publishing program (not a word processing program.) Must be able to lay out, design and edit various documents for publication. Must be able to create graphics and to scan, import and alter images.
  • Drivers License: Must have a valid drivers license in any state.
  • EEG/EP Tech Part I (ABRET): Must be certified by the American Board of Registration of EEG/EP Technologists (ABRET), Part I.
  • EEG/EP Tech Part II (ABRET): Must be certified by the American Board of Registration of EEG/EP Technologists (ABRET), Part II.
  • Freon Certification: Must be certified in the use of Freon.
  • Functional Supervision: Must have supervised other employees. The supervision must include assigning work, approving days off, recommending discipline, and supervision must be a designated part of the job description.
  • Grant Preparation: Must have experience in typing grants in the rigidly specified formats required by national granting agencies.
  • Hospital Medical Patient Scheduling: Must have scheduled patient appointments on a computerized medical scheduling program in a hospital or similar medical setting within the last two years.
  • ICD-9 and CPT IV Coding: Must have coded medical claims or have Health Information Management coding education.
  • Iowa Dental Radiology Certification: Must have the “Added Qualifications” of Dental Radiography from the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners.
  • Iowa Registered Dental Assistant: Must be registered to practice as a Dental Assistant by the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners and have a card from the Board showing valid registration dates.
  • Legal Terminology: Must have completed a legal terminology course or extensively used legal terminology in a work setting.
  • Licensed Practical Nurse: Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with the Iowa Board of Nursing.
  • Manuscript Typing: Must have experience typing manuscripts in the rigidly specified formats required by books and journals.
  • Medical Insurance Claims: Must have worked for a hospital, physician, medical clinic or medical insurance company submitting and resolving medical claims.
  • Medical Laboratory Technician: Must be currently certified as a MLT by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
  • Medical Records Technician (AMRA): Certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).
  • Medical Terminology: Must have completed a medical terminology course or extensively used medical terminology in a work setting.
  • PC Database: Must be able to name the program. The program must be a PC based, non- proprietary program. Must be able to do most of the following: create, edit and run a filter, a report and a query; find, sort and replace data; add fields to an existing database and create properties for those fields. Must be able to define a relational database and explain the significance of creating a complex query in a relational database.
  • PC Spreadsheet: Must be able to name the program. Must be able to create, save and write the formulas in a spreadsheet. Must be able to do many of the following tasks: Work with sheets, special formatting, create charts, create and run macros, and link data.
  • PowerPoint: Must be able to create, edit and run PowerPoint presentations.
  • Public Contact/Customer Service:  Must have worked in a position that requires high volume public contact, multi tasking and answering multi-line phones on a regular basis involving internal and external customers.
  • Radiologic Technologist RTR (ARRT): Certification in diagnostic procedures by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologies.
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRT): Certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
  • Scientific/Technical Typing: Must have experience with typing super and sub scripts used in complex mathematical and engineering notation.
  • Surgical Technologist: Certification as a Surgical Technologist.
  • Transcribing/Dictaphone: Must have transcribed from the spoken word using a transcribing machine.
  • Web Page Development: Must be able to name the program. Must be able to design web pages, create links, add pictures and other art, and use tables. Must be able to use an FTP program to post web pages to the server. Must understand basic web page design. Should be able to post updates to a web site.
  • Word Processing: Must be able to name the program. Must be proficient in the use of the following commands: cut, paste, copy, create new document, open, print set up, print, save and "save as." Must be familiar with most of the following: mail merge, batch printing, working with headers and footers, working with tables, creating and running macros, creating and using templates.