Pre employment health checks- Drug test, audiometry

Hiring the right candidate for a specific position in a business organization can become a very challenging task. Employers are faced with the decision of choosing who is the most qualified candidate based only on interviews and information contained in resumes. However, employers would not know if their chosen candidates are physically capable of doing their jobs until they undergo Pre-employment health checks. At Narooma Medical Centre, our Pre-Employment Health Assessments provide a baseline guide for an employee before they enter a role with an employer. The health check assists with risk management and identifies whether the person is medically suitable for the job role that they’re applying for.

To book an appointment with us, call us on 02 4476 5588/0424 204 562.

The Importance of Pre-Employment Medical Screening

We at Narooma Medical Centre understand the challenges employers are facing as they fill up vacant positions in their companies. An employee who is not physically fit for the job will not only be less productive but may end up costing the company a lot of money due to medical costs. It is, therefore, important for employers to check the health status of a prospective employee to determine their physical capabilities in performing the tasks that are assigned to them. Employers will also benefit from Pre-employment health checks by:

  • Identifying any pre-existing health conditions that their prospective employees may have especially the conditions that may require long-term care and management. Pre-existing conditions are important factors in hiring a suitable candidate for a job position. When employees lie about their existing medical conditions, lives may be in danger. Take a look at the example of a December 22, 2014 accident where six people were killed when a driver of a container truck blacked-out on a busy street. The driver failed to disclose a pre-existing condition of blacking-out.
  • Determining whether or not an employee is suitable to be transferred to another department with different work conditions. Employers must also be careful in moving their employees to different work environments. Employees who have a medical history of being hypertensive must be kept away from stressful work conditions.
  • Pre-employment health checks are valuable for companies since they are a means of protecting both the employer and the employee. Having a thorough medical check-up before employment will also bring transparency for both.
The Importance of Pre-Employment Medical Screening

What Do Pre-Employment Medical Screening Tests For?

Our standard Pre-employment health checks will involve assessing a candidate’s medical history via our questionnaires. The candidate will then be subjected to different screenings to assess the health of their vision, heart, nervous system, respiratory system, and their musculoskeletal systems. Our regular screening will also include a urinalysis to determine conditions such as diabetes or kidney disorders.

What Do Pre-Employment Medical Screening Tests For?

Additional Screenings

Our centre can also accommodate additional Pre-employment Health Assessments as per the requirements of the employers. These screenings include the following:

  • Drug test. Alcohol and Drug test assessments are the most common screenings that employers require of their potential employees. The screening of the use of drugs and illicit substances can be screened along with the urine analysis. Our accurate analysis of the urine sample can provide you with evidence of previous drug consumption or in monitoring the abstinence of drug use.
  • Audiometry Testing. For employees that need to be alert at all times, we can also screen their hearing abilities using our Audiometry testing facilities. During the Audiometry testing, we will analyze if the employee still has normal hearing and can hear noises between 0 and 25 decibels.

Both these additional screenings are important, especially for employees who are tasked to operate heavy pieces of machinery. With our Pre-employment Health Checks, you can be assured that your employee will be a productive and safe member of your organization. Book your appointment with us now at Narooma Medical Centre. Call us on 0244765588 / 0424204562

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