A pre-employment physical exam is usually required either before an employer extends a job offer or during the interview process. Depending on the type of exam, the nature of the job, and other factors, it’s often legal for a prospective employer to ask candidates to take a physical exam.

A pre-employment physical examines many health components, including:

Physical Exam

  • Vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature
  • Abdomen health to determine liver, bowel, and other organ functionality.
  • Skin appearance to determine if there are signs or symptoms of other underlying illnesses.
  • Heart and lung exams

It may also include specific tests such as drug and alcohol testing, health inquiries, physical ability, stamina testing, and psychological testing. A physical exam may be required to demonstrate the physical fitness necessary to perform specified jobs.

In addition to the previously mentioned testing, some employers do require individuals to be free from communicable disease, which could be evaluated via tuberculin skin test (PPD) or chest x-ray. While testing for tuberculosis via skin test or chest x-rays are not done at NPOD, customers can be referred to an outside facility for testing. A chest x-ray is an additional charge and will be assessed by an outside facility. Nurse Practitioner on Demand will provide a prescription for a chest x-ray and will review chest x-ray results prior to providing a physical exam certificate. Also, individuals with a chest x ray within the last 2 years are encourage to bring results to appointment for usage on their exam. Individuals with PPD results within the last year can bring results to appointment to be utilize on their exam.

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