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Pre-Employment Medical

A Pre-Employment Medical is not designed to exclude people from your workforce. Instead, the purpose of a pre-employment medical is to ensure the candidate is safe and determine their suitability for the proposed position.

At OccPhyz, all of our assessments are performed by specialist Occupational Physicians, rather than a technician, nurse or general practitioner. A registered nurse may take some preliminary measurements. However your candidate will be examined and assessed by a specialist Occupational Physician. OccPhyz is unique in the east coast of Australia because we are the only group practice where all assessments are performed by a specialist Occupational Physician. Our Occupational Physicians offer this service in order to reduce the risk of workplace injuries where an employee is not medically or physically suited to the tasks of the job.

Our pre-employment medical includes:

  • Height;
  • Weight;
  • Blood Pressure;
  • Vision check;
  • Urinalysis;
  • Blood Glucose check;
  • Review of Medical Questionnaire by one of our Occupational Physicians and then
  • Whole person assessment by the Occupational Physicians

You can add other components in addition to the standard checks to tailor the pre-employment medical to your specific needs, such as:

  • Occupational Audiometry Assessment;
  • Spirometry Test; and/or
  • Drug and Alcohol Screening

Some of the benefits of conducting pre-employment medicals include:

  • Reduction in Workers Compensation claims;
  • Matching the capacity of the employee with the role;
  • A safer working environment;
  • Reduced risk to the business and other employees.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments can be made Monday to Friday from 8am by calling 07 33489611.  SMS reminders sent to the candidate no later than the day prior to their appointment.

The candidate will be emailed information prior to their appointment that includes frequently asked questions and what to bring to their appointment.

What happens with the results?

These will be emailed to your company within one day of the appointment.  Morning appointments will normally be back that afternoon, with afternoon appointments available early the next working day.

Who will be performing the medical assessment?

One of our Occupational & Environmental Physicians / Medical specialists.

Other certified health officers may perform some screening tests.

Can we ring and speak to one of the Occupational Physicians?

Yes

What tests are included in a standard pre-employment medical at OccPhyz?
  • Whole person assessment by the Occupational & Environmental
  • Vision tests
  • Blood pressure
  • Urinalysis
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood glucose check
What if my company does not have specific paperwork for a pre-employment medical?

OccPhyz have paperwork for pre-employment medicals that can be used.

Can I choose what components are added to a pre-employment medical?

Yes. There are several tests that may be added to a pre-employment medical. We are happy to discuss these tests with you.

Can the candidate bring outside test results to their medical?

Yes, they may but they will be considered by the Occupational & Environmental Physician and may not be appropriate.

What happens to the confidential medical assessment paperwork after the medical?

The medical assessment is scanned into our medical software and the hard copy is filed and kept for a minimum of 7 years in accordance with the Australian Privacy Act 1988.

How will we be invoiced for the pre-employment or any other services we request?

OccPhyz will send one invoice for each candidate with all the services provided, listed on the invoice.  This invoice will be emailed to the email address on the referral form which was completed at the time the medical was booked.

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