Gympie Road Medical Centre is a state of art multidisciplinary practice located in Lawnton, north side of Brisbane. We are proud to be one of leading providers of high quality pre-employment medical assessments; work place injury management as well as work cover services.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS
Pre-employment medical assessments are used to screen individuals for risk factors that may limit their ability to perform a job effectively and safely.
We understand that every medical is different, depending on the role employees are applying for. As a minimum, employees will be required to fill out a health assessment questionnaire and undergo a medical examination by one of our qualified healthcare professionals.
To accommodate all requirements your exam might include anything from straightforward medical checks (such as eye tests and blood pressure) through to more complex fitness testing, hearing test and lung function tests. One thing you can be certain of, you will need to complete a written questionnaire as part of every pre-employment medical.
Our medical practitioners at Gympie Road Medical Centre will review the results of the questionnaire and initial tests results prior to assessing the candidate themselves. Our specially trained doctors will assess and consolidate all relevant aspects of the candidate’s medical history and physical condition to make a recommendation in relation to the candidate’s ability to perform the proposed role. This report then will be released to the employers.
Done prior to your medical assessment, you need to complete a written questionnaire. In most cases, the questionnaire will ask very broad questions in an attempt to gather as much information as possible. You will need to declare all your medical concerns, whether mental or physical. Also, be prepared to answer questions about your medical history as well as your current health and lifestyle.
Normally you will need to fill out the form yourself, but occasionally the medical examiner will complete the questionnaire while interviewing you.
Step 2- Medical assessment:
When candidates arrive for their pre-employment medical, our receptionist will ask them to show photo ID and complete some additional forms.
Please bring your ID (Such as Medicare card, driving license, passport etc.) on the day of assessment.
Depending on your proposed role, your medical examination process will be comprehensive from measurement of your blood pressure to your vision, abdomen, chest, heart, spine and limbs. You will also have your urine checked for drugs, sugar and blood. Please be aware that you may be required to strip to your underclothes, so please wear appropriate underwear.
If your job involves demanding physical activities , you might be required to undertake a work fitness assessment (also known as a functional capacity assessment or musculoskeletal assessment), so appropriate loose fitting clothing and closed in shoes (preferably runners) should be worn.
Types of our Pre-Employment Medical:
PE1 – Basic Pre-Employment Medical:
- Blood Pressure & Pulse
- Vision Acuity & Colour Test (Ishihara test)
- Height & Weight
- Body Mass Index
- Urine Analysis
PE2 – PE1 Pre-Employment Medical plus Audiometry (hearing) test
PE3 – PE2 Pre-Employment Medical plus Spirometry (lung function) test
Additional Tests to Combine with Pre-Employment Examinations
- Urine Drug Screen (only)
- Alcohol Breath Test (only)
- Urine Drug Screen and Alcohol Breath Test
- Chain of Custody Test (for non-negative urine drug results)
- Functional/Fitness Assessments
Our allied health professionals perform Functional and fitness assessments as an adjunct to the pre-employment medical process if required. These assessments are designed to cover flexibility and strength, task matched to the job description. The assessment will provide a better indication of the candidate’s physical capacity, allowing employers to appropriately match a job to the applicant’s functional capacity.
We strongly recommend the benefits of conducting this assessment on candidates applying for positions with an increased risk of injury, high injury rates or unusual physical demand that might result in injury, for example ceiling-fixers, baggage handlers, and tunnellers.
During an assessment, our allied health professional check manual handling techniques and provide education to correct and reinforce safe manual handling practices. If there are specific physical tasks required for the position, our allied health professional will design a test to mimic and assess the candidate’s ability to undertake that specific function for example, a baggage handling test replicating work carried out in a plane’s hold.
Moreover, we are able to tailor our services to employer’s requirements (also known as Stand Alone Medical Examinations). In such cases, our team at Gympie Road Medical Centre will develop a medical assessment after consultation with employers to make sure it is meeting industry specific requirements and individual business needs.
These tests occasionally requested by our doctors if clinically indicated.
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Pathology (blood) tests
- Audiometry (hearing) Test
- Spirometry (lung function) Test
Step 3 – Report and recommendation:
Following the assessment, our medical practitioners will provide a report that includes a recommendation on the candidate’s medical suitability for the specific role and the risk of aggravating a pre-existing condition or developing a new condition. This enables the employers to appropriately determine their course of action. We ensure you receive the report within 24- 48 hours depends of the complexity of the situation.