Pre-EmploymentPhysicalsAll about compliance andemployee safety.
What is a pre-employmentphysical?A medical exam performed before an applicant is formally hired. This may happen with a conditional job offer pending the physical, drug test and background check results. Required for some regulated industries, recommended for many others.
Who needs an employmentphysical? Employee physicals are most popular among: Healthcare Manufacturing Positions with extraordinary safety considerations. Itmay also help lower the cost of certain insurances, and help keep worker’s comp costs down.
What should be included? The procedures for a employee physical depends on the business need. Most common is a basic medical profile. Healthcare workers might undergo a blood test or tuberculosis (TB) testing. Manufacturing employees might do a strength test.
Can I drug test during a pre-employment physical It is recommended that all employers have a drug testing policy for new applicants. Many employee screening companies will also do urine collection for drug testing It is best to have 1 company offer all your pre-employment needs.
How can employee medicalassessments affect myinsurance? Many insurance companies have employee wellness programs for annual employee evaluations. These evaluations can help the employer and insurance company design a custom health plan, preventing unnecessary costs.
How should I store myemployee medical records Employee medical records are treated and protect just like an individual medical record. You must follow HIPAA guidelines to protect privacy rights. It is best to use a pre-employment screener with an EHR to keep your information safe and compliant.
Why else would I want ore-employment physicals? Even if your industry does not require physicals, your clients might. Most contractors and vendors to hospitals are required to undergo similar medical screenings as well. Having a pre-employment physical policy allows you to fulfill these contract obligations.
Where can I find an employeemedical screener? InNew York City, Mobile Health operates 6 medical centers offering full service pre- employment physicals. The centers also perform drug testing and background checks which can be combined for packaged savings.