[MCOH-EH] Preplacement Physical Demands reviewed by HR

Kanchan Dibert Kanchan.Dibert at caromonthealth.org
Fri Jun 23 08:14:55 PDT 2017

My community hospital is considering eliminating the preemployment questionnaire. The Human Resources recruiter would have the applicant review the physical demands of the job after being offered the job, and answer one question, " Can you perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodation?"

Employee Health would perform only four items:
TB skin test
Urine drug screen
Immunization history/titer
Respirator Fit test , if required for the position

I would appreciate some feedback as to whether any other medical centers or community hospitals have a similar process, and whether this process falls within an acceptable medical standard of care. 

Is there any supporting documentation I can refer to? I have reviewed the ACOEM Guidance Document, " Guidance for Occupational Health Services in Medical Centers"


Kanchan P. Dibert MD
Medical Director
CaroMont Occupational Medicine and Employee Health
2555 Court Drive, Suite 120
Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: 704.834.3070
Fax: 704.834. 3073
kanchan.dibert at caromonthealth.org

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