Occupational Medical Services
Highlands GP provides Occupational Medical services to a number of local employers.
Our doctors, nurses and administrative staff are experienced and understand the need for a partnership based approach to support employers to manage WHS risks and work related injury and illness.
We also appreciate timely and effective communication is key to achieving sustainable return to work outcomes. In addition, we know our administrative processes need to be efficient to allow your business to make timely decisions relating to recruitment and work related injury and illness. Our occupational health services are run from our Bowral Street clinic and include:
Pre-Placement Medical Assessments
Pre-Placement Medical Assessments (PPMAs) are used by employers as a risk management tool in the recruitment process to help identify any health conditions that may put candidates at an unreasonable risk of injury or illness. It can also be helpful to create a baseline for common work related conditions such as hearing loss. It must be stressed that PMMAs are not a pass/fail assessment and reports are provided directly to the employer to review in conjunction with other recruitment and risk management processes.
Highlands GP can tailor PPMAs to the needs of the employer and industry. Many employers will include a functional audiometry testing in the assessment and drug screening tests are also commonly included. The focus of drug screening tests is to identify candidates who may be taking illicit and/or prescription drugs regularly.
Work Related Injury and Illness
Highlands GP provides services to treat employees referred by employer clients. This service supports employers in the management of work related injury and illness, with a focus on achieving a timely and sustainable return to work.
Corporate Flu Vaccinations
Many employers undertake flu vaccination programs for employees to help minimise the impact of influenza related illness. Highlands GP is able to provide on-site flu vaccinations programs for employers and can arrange times to coincide with end and start of shifts to minimise disruption to operations. Alternatively arrangements can be arranged to have programs based at the practice.
Highlands General Practice can provide tailored services such as corporate skin checks and awareness campaigns and surveillance and executive health checks.