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by Acctformisc77 Acctformisc77 (New) New

I have type metabolic syndrome- elevated lipids, diabetes and hypertension. Will I fail pre employment physical? What conditions make you fail the test for employment. Please help!

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 44 years experience.

Physicals are not pass/fail. They are screenings. You're fine. Hospital employees have all the same ailments as non-employees.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

I have type metabolic syndrome- elevated lipids, diabetes and hypertension. Will I fail pre employment physical? What conditions make you fail the test for employment. Please help!

Maryjean is right - it's just a health screening - I have a heart murmur (had it since birth) as well a metabolic syndrome. It only became an issue once with an employer who insisted I bring a note from my PCP stating I wasn't going to have a heart attack on the job. My PCP would not write this but sent a letter saying my health was good and there were no concerns with being able to do the job.

Hppy