Castle Hill Medical Centre uses Pemelo, an online platform that facilitates workplace and pre-employment medical exams.
Once booked, your candidate will receive an SMS or email with:
• A link to their online smartphone-based health survey.
• Details on the clinic address, appointment date, and time.
• Instructions to bring photo ID.
The survey will confirm their details, ask them some questions, obtain a signature on their touch screen, and also give them any final instructions such as bringing glasses if needed. Everything can be filled in before the candidate attends the clinic saving valuable time.
Standard Pre-Employment Medical testing will include:
- Health Questionnaire
- Height, weight and Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Cardiovascular examination (Heart Check, Blood Pressure, Pulse)
- Respiratory System – (Chest sounds)
- Vision (Near, Distance & Colour)
- Abdominal examination (Hernia Identification)
- Central Nervous System
- Skin Health Overview – (not skin cancer check)
- Musculoskeletal Overview – (Full functional assessment available as an additional service)
Additional Available Tests:
- Audiometry testing
- Urine Drug testing
- Breath Alcohol Testing
- Corporate Physiotherapy Services
- Full Functional Assessment – including Bike Fitness Test
- Chest x-ray
- Pathology Services
We also currently have a number of GP’s registered as authorised Health Professionals which enables them to conduct Category 1, 2 and 3 Rail Medicals.
If you have an employee who is required to complete a Pre-employment Medical assessment, please download the flyer and issue this to the candidate prior to their assessment date.
What to expect when you complete a Pre-employment medical at Castle Hill Medical Centre
Pre-employment medicals check to see if you are able to complete your role safely and within your own capabilities. Sometimes restrictions may be recommended by the doctor for you completing your role, this is for you and your employers benefit.
It’s important to arrive at the appointed time. A courtesy call on (02) 8865 0633 to advise if you are running late is much appreciated.
You will need to bring valid current photo ID such as a drivers licence or passport. Also, if you wear glasses or use hearing aids, bring those as well to your appointment.
Please come to the reception desk upon arrival (don’t use our Auto check in) this is because your photo ID needs to be sighted and reception staff will need to give you a questionnaire to fill out.
You will be asked to give a urine sample so don’t go to the bathroom as soon as you arrive.
Depending upon the company’s requirements, your urine sample may be for a urine drug screen or for a urinalysis test done as a dipstick test or for both tests.
A dipstick test can be a quick way to test if you may have any underlying issues such as too much sugar in your urine which could mean you are unaware you are a diabetic.
Other things nursing will check are;
- Blood Pressure
- Vision including colour vision (Ishihara test)
At this stage any other tests requested by your employer will be done. These could be an Audiogram (hearing test) or an Alcohol Breath test for which you will be required to blow into a hand held device.
Once nursing has completed their part of your clinical examination, you will see the nominated doctor. The doctor may ask you questions about some of your answers on the medical questionnaire.
The doctor will examine your cardio-vascular system, respiratory system, thyroid, gastrointestinal system, joints & limbs, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles and there will also be an overview of your skin.
It’s important to wear loose clothing such as a t-shirt, shorts, skirt, pants that can be rolled up past the knees which will allow the doctor to view these areas. If you feel more comfortable you could also wear a bathing suit under your clothing so your outer clothing can be removed. Gowns are available from the doctor by your request if you would like one and your clothing restricts the examination.
No internal examination is conducted.
If the doctor finds something that requires further investigation they will make a recommendation for a follow up with your own GP.