Comprehensive occupational services including Pre-employment medicals, Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation coordination.
We are here to help you manage the health issues of your workforce so that you can provide the best duty of care to your potential employees.
Medical Assessments are 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.
Our Pre-Employment medical examination provides a baseline health assessment for a worker before they enter a role with an employer. The examination assists with risk management and identifies whether a worker is medically suitable in the role in which they are applying.
A standard Pre-Employment includes:
Standard Pre-employment Medical: $134 + GST
Electrocardiogram (ECG): $65 + GST
An electrocardiogram records the electrical activity of the heart.
Your doctor may use an electrocardiogram to detect: Irregularities in your heart rhythm (arrhythmias) If blocked or narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease) are causing chest pain or a heart attack. Structural problems with your heart's chambers.
Lung function test (Spirometry): $45 + GST
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.
Hearing test (Audiometry): $60 + GST
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. Our assessments 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.
Drugs and alcohol screen: $77.27 + GST
Screening for the presence of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) is becoming increasingly important in the workplace as the impact of improper alcohol and other recreational drug use can present a serious risk to health, safety and workplace productivity.
Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation coordination
We also specialise in Workers Compensation and can work with you and your workers to manage treatment, recovery and the return-to-work process following an illness or injury.
This could include:
"For a considerable amount of time, we have been utilising the services of the Cairns West Medical Centre to conduct pre-employment medicals for our preferred candidates. Our organisation have been very satisfied with the professional and reliable service provided by the Cairns West Medical Centre. The pre-employment medical service provides our organisation with a detailed analysis of each preferred candidate’s capability to perform the inherent qualities of the position and therefore reduces the risk to the health and safety of the individual and exposure to risk of the organisation.
Prior to commencing a pre-employment medical program, our organisation conducted research regarding preferred processes and efficiencies of service. Although we are physically distant from the Cairns West Medical Centre, their ability to provide an efficient and professional service, enables our organisation to remain confident in the deliverance of a quality and valuable pre-employment medical program.
I would highly recommend the professional and friendly staff of the Cairns West Medical Centre for a pre-employment medical program."
Cassowary Coast Regional Council