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Functional Job Screening?

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by caitidid caitidid (New) New Nurse

Has 11 years experience.

So I've been an LPN for a long time, but I've just been offered a job at a hospital. I've never worked for a hospital before. I just did my pre-employment physical today and all went well only to find out that they're also going to make me do something called a functional job screening as well, and it's something everyone has to do once a year.

Has anyone done something like this before? Any idea what type of stuff I'm going to be doing? Slightly worried because I'm not in the best of shape, but I've never had any issues at work before.

Sour Lemon

Has 11 years experience.

On 4/16/2020 at 9:16 PM, caitidid said:

So I've been an LPN for a long time, but I've just been offered a job at a hospital. I've never worked for a hospital before. I just did my pre-employment physical today and all went well only to find out that they're also going to make me do something called a functional job screening as well, and it's something everyone has to do once a year.

Has anyone done something like this before? Any idea what type of stuff I'm going to be doing? Slightly worried because I'm not in the best of shape, but I've never had any issues at work before.

I might know what you're talking about, but I'm not 100% sure. I had to do some sort of assessment where I pushed and pulled something heavy, had my grip measured, lifted boxes and carried them around the room, walked up and down a staircase for three minutes, etc.

Mine was done at the time of hiring and was pretty involved. It's hard to imagine that anyone would do it yearly for every employee.