I just got off the phone, following an interview yesterday, and was told by the floor manager at a long term care facility that she had two available positions. I picked the one that would allow me to learn the most and still have some available nursing supervision. She said she would now turn it over to HR and they would do my background check.
I have heard of the pre-employment physical and assume they will be doing one. Could someone please tell me how this is handled- do I pay? Do I go to my own doctor? Is it just titers and PPD's like in nursing school?
Thanks in advance for any input!
Jul 14, '12
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN Moderator
Usual lifting is 25-50 lb box --carry over few feet.
That's weight range in my staffs job description.
99% my obese candidates pass easily.
Typical exam for working in healthcare facility includes:
- Medical history
- Occupational history
- Physical examination + lab test
- Baseline monitoring for specific exposures to gases/radiation
- Drug testing
- Respirator fit testing and pulmonary function testing
- TB Testing
- Immunizations: Flu, Varicella, MMR, Tdap, and HEP B
- Determination of fitness to work wearing protective equipment
Explanation typical exam:
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jul 14, '12