Pre-employment medicals

Sunnnybank Hills Family Practice pride itself in carrying out Medical Assessments to a high standard, to ensure an employee is fit to work in a specific environment, and to protect them from potentially harmful work environments.

Our Pre-Employment medical examination provides a baseline health assessment for a worker before they enter a role with an employer.

The examination assists with risk management and identifies whether a worker is medically suitable in the role in which they are applying.

Sunnybank Hills Family Practice have our own thorough forms that we complete inhouse this includes but not limited to:

  • Blood pressure
  • Vision
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Urinalysis
  • Doctor review of medical history questionnaire
  • Doctor review:
    • Peripheral vision
    • Oral and ear
    • Respiratory
    • Cardiovascular
    • Abdominal
    • Skin
    • Nervous system
    • Basic musculoskeletal

Standard Pre-employment Medical: $150 + GST

Add-ons are extra but not limited to :

Electrocardiogram (ECG):
An electrocardiogram records the electrical activity of the heart.
Your doctor may use an electrocardiogram to detect: Irregularities in your heart rhythm (arrhythmias) If blocked or narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease) are causing chest pain or a heart attack. Structural problems with your heart’s chambers.

Lung function test (Spirometry):
A Spirometry Assessment measures the degree of airflow obstruction. This Assessment is often used to assess for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and a number of other lung diseases.

Hearing test (Audiometry):  (by Hearing Australia)
It is a statutory requirement under AS/NZS 1269.4:2005 for workers who use personal hearing protectors to undergo an Audiometry Assessment before they commence their role, and to continue to do so every two years. Our assessments will provide a baseline hearing test to limit liability for future hearing loss claims, as well as monitor the impact of long-term noise exposure.

Urine Drugs and alcohol screen:
Screening for the presence of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) is becoming increasingly important in the workplace as the impact of improper alcohol and other recreational drug use can present a serious risk to health, safety and workplace productivity.

Sunnybank Hills Family Practice test for 

Amphetamines AMP
Benzodiazepines BZO
Cocaine COC
Methamphetamines MET
Opiates 300 OPI
Opiates 2000 OPI2000
Marijuana THC

Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation coordination
We also specialise in Workers Compensation and can work with you and your workers to manage treatment, recovery and the return-to-work process following an illness or injury.

This could include:

  • Managing clinical care
  • Providing advice on a return-to-work program schedule
  • Referring to other medical specialists
  • Providing workers’ compensation medical certificates
  • Assessing an employee’s capacity for work
  • Coordinating rehabilitation