Corporate Health Checks
Healthy employees are nearly three times more productive than employees with poor health; and employees who are generally unwell take as much as nine times more sick leave (Medicare 2005).
The Doctors who consult from The Carina Medical & Specialist Centre offer the following service capabilities:
Drug and Alcohol Testing
Drug and Alcohol testing is becoming increasingly important in the workplace as the impact of alcohol and other recreational drug use can present a serious risk to health and safety.
Urine Drug and Alcohol Testing or Screening is conducted strictly in accordance with AS/NZS 4308:2008 procedures for specimen collection and detection. The Doctors are experienced to ensure end-to-end chain of custody and specimen integrity.
The initial testing procedures for these drugs generally involves an immunoassay. The NATA accredited test is simple and effective with results visually interpreted within minutes.
As per AS/NZS4308:2008 requirements any initial non-negative urine drug test result requires mandatory confirmatory testing at a NATA accredited laboratory who then provides a legally defensible confirmatory result in as quickly as 48-hours.
Benefits of Instant Urine Drug Testing:
The instant testing services are NATA accredited (AS/NZ 4308:2008 – Appendix A) and there are very quick turnaround time for results. Instant testing offers an indicative non-negative or negative results in six class drugs including methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates and benzodiazepines.
Additional Drug Testing:
Clients requiring testing for drugs of abuse other than those stated can discuss this with the medical practitioners.
Pre-Employment Medical Assessment
A Pre-Employment Medical Assessment is carried out to ensure an employee is fit to work in a specific environment, can fulfil the requirements of a role, can travel overseas and to protect them from potentially harmful work environments. It is recommended for new employees, existing employees who are transitioning roles; as well as periodically to existing employees to compare ongoing health status of a work force in order to ensure that the employee’s capacity can continue to meet the needs of their duties and the workplace.
The significant benefits of the Pre-Employment Medical Assessment include:
- measurably reduces workers’ compensation claims
- improves mental focus, clarity, endurance and attention to detail as staff are appropriately matched to the physical requirements of the role that they are required to complete.
- increases retention of key staff members
- detection of an existing injury before the commencement of employment
For a more comprehensive assessment, the Pre-Employment Medical Assessment can also be merged with the Drug and Alcohol Testing which are carried out by Doctors who consult who operate from The Carina Medical & Specialist Centre.
A standard Pre-Employment Medical Assessment includes testing for:
- Blood pressure
- Medical practitioner review of medical history questionnaire
- Medical practitioner review of peripheral vision, oral, ear, respiratory, cardiovascular, abdominal, skin & basic musculoskeletal system
Audiometry Assessment (hearing test)
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. The Pre-Employment Medical Assessments offered by the Doctors who consult from The Carina Medical & Specialist Centre 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.
A musculoskeletal assessment provides an evaluation of the condition and function of a worker’s musculoskeletal health, lifting capabilities and any injuries that may impact on their ability to safely perform the inherent requirements of their job.
Spirometry Assessment (air flow)
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.
Many industries require specialised medicals which are tailored to suit the specific needs of the unique working environment. Please contact The Carina Medical & Specialist Centre to enquire whether the medical practitioners who consult from our practice are able to offer a specialised medical assessment for your industry.
Skin Cancer Check
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. In fact, 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70 which is why it is important for workers to have their skin checked regularly.
The highly qualified and experienced medical practitioners who consult from The Carina Medical & Specialist Centre conduct a full body skin cancer check. It takes about 10 – 15 minutes and has minimal disruption to the working day while addressing a key health risk for Australian employees.
Skin Cancer Screenings are one of the most requested health services by employees and are cost effective for the employer. The focus is on early detection and education so employees understand the importance of taking sun safe measures.
For a more comprehensive assessment, the Skin Cancer Screening offered by the Doctors who consult from The Carina Medical & Specialist Centre can be merged with the Pre-Employment Medical Assessment and the Drug and Alcohol Testing.
Flu Vaccination Clinics
The Doctors who consult from The Carina Medical & Specialist Centre offer on-site flu vaccinations. Conducting an on-site flu vaccinations clinic saves lost work time and ensures greater staff participation as employees do not need to take time off to visit their own doctor. Flu viruses circulating in the community continually change, therefore yearly vaccination is recommended.
The aim of the Doctors is to prevent the flu and associated illness. The professional immunisation team of medical professionals and registered nurses will visit your workplace at a time that suits you and your employees.
Flu Vaccinations help protect your company and your employees. Research shows healthy working adults that are vaccinated against flu have nearly half the number of doctor’s visits and sick days compared to those who are unvaccinated.
Importantly, by vaccinating your staff you help to stop the spread of flu to families and the wider community.
The Doctors offer two models for delivering vaccinations
- Onsite: The professional immunisation team of medical professionals and registered nurses will visit your workplace at a time and date convenient to you and your employees.
- In-Clinic: the flu vaccination will occur in-clinic and take around 10 – 15 minutes.
If you would like more information about the flu vaccination program which is carried out by the Doctors who consult from The Carina Medical & Specialist Centre please get in contact with us by emailing email@example.com, call us on 07 3398 8188 or contact us here.
Highly competitive rates and discount pricing is offered by the Doctors depending on the number of vaccinations purchased.
Q Fever Vaccinations
The medical practitioners are accredited to provide Q Fever vaccinations.
Q Fever is a severe, acute febrile illness, which is a major problem in Australia and around the world. It is a zoonotic disease (i.e. spread from animals to humans) caused by the organism Coxiella burnetii.
Transmission to humans is generally via inhalation of contaminated aerosolized particles or ingestion of unpasteurized dairy products.
Q Fever is mainly thought to be an occupational hazard, but anyone who has been in contact with farm animals, or wild animals and their products, may be at risk. Approximately 40% of people exposed to Coxiella burnetii develop Acute Q Fever. In most cases the acute illness lasts 2–6 weeks and of this group approximately 10–30% will develop Chronic Q Fever which can last beyond one year and frequently more than 5–10 years.
Q Fever vaccinations involve two stages:
- During the first consultation a Q Fever skin test and Blood test will be undertaken
- After one week there is a review appointment where Q Fever vaccinations will be administered if required.
If you would like more information about the Q Fever Vaccinations please get in contact with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Workplace Injury Management
Injured workers will have immediate access to the medical practitioners and registered nurses for advice and treatment for a workplace injury.
The specialised workplace injury management team are well equipped to assess and treat injuries, suture cuts, treat wounds, stabilise fractures and manage eye injuries.
The Doctors who consult from The Carina Medical & Specialist Centre are highly experienced and proficient in treating, rehabilitating and returning injured workers to the workplace as soon as feasible.
Where required, the on-site physiotherapists and psychologists can be engaged for additional consultations including:
- fitness for duty review
- case management review and reporting
The Doctors can also refer your employee to the onsite physiotherapists who also consult from The Carina Medical & Specialist Centre are able to provide exercise treatment plans as part of any return to work plan.
The onsite Psychologists are readily available to be engaged in an Employee Assistance Programme at short notice to provide rapid psychological care for any workplace related issues.
The medical practitioners who consult from The Carina Medical & Specialist Centre are focused on helping people travel safely and can offer you advice and vaccination support based on your individual travel itinerary. Whether you are travelling overseas for business, pleasure, leisure or adventure, Travel Vaccinations should be at the top of your travel planning checklist.