Pre-employment physical question

  1. 0 Hi, I'm an RN with Bipolar disorder. I had a pre-employment physical yesterday and the MD stated she "might" put my file on the medical directors desk for review. How do I know if I passed or if they will need a letter from my psychiatrist? Should I call them? or wait to see if anything comes of it? ....I didn't hear anything today and am feeling anxious!
    Any thoughts?
  2. Enjoy this?

    Join thousands and get our weekly Nursing Insights newsletter with the hottest discussions, articles, and toons.

  3. Visit  RN1263 profile page

    About RN1263

    Joined Mar '03; Posts: 487; Likes: 99.

    2 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  lynnr_98 profile page
    If no one has called you in a week's time, I would call them and ask for your status. Where I work, the MD or PA doing the physical would tell the applicant right away if they wanted a letter from their psychiatrist. If an applicant was diagnosed a long time ago and has been stable on their meds, a letter usually isn't required but if they are newly diagnosed then a letter is usually required addressing their history, diagnosis, current status and if they have any limitations or restrictions.
  5. Visit  RN1263 profile page
    I went back to have my TB read and they couldn't find my was in the medical directors office. She came out to get me to have a "chat". After hearing what I had to say she signed off so I could pass my physical even though I had a maniac episode 6 mos ago. So, guess it depends on the medical director, but I was relieved to not have to jump thru another hoop. Not that my psychiatrist wouldn't give me the letter if they wanted, but I just didn't want to deal with it.... Thanks for the reply

Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.