The best part of starting a new job is the thrill of the new beginning – the new coworkers, the new tasks, the new way to work. At the beginning of any new job, there are also several boxes you have to check on your “pre-employment checklist.” One of those is often the pre-employment physical. Why do you have to do it? And how can you make it as painless as possible? We tell you in today’s article.
Why is it necessary?
Employment physicals are one of many tasks that new employees have to take care of. Sometimes, it seems as though it is pointless – you feel healthy, so why get everything checked? Well, depending on your job role, it could save your life. Getting an employment physical helps the employer know that you are coming into the job with no pre-existing conditions that could affect your work. They check whether you have any symptoms like dizziness, joint or back pain, or persistent coughing, review your medical history, and check that you have all your vaccinations.
If you have any prior illnesses or injuries, it doesn’t preclude you from working. It just means that employers know what to be careful of. For example, if you have a problem with blood clotting, your employer won’t put you on the shipping line, where you might get a paper cut or worse from a machine, but on the packing line. If you have back pain, you won’t have to lift more than 50 pounds. It protects you and the employer.
How can I get this done and get to work?
You can get your employment physical done at First Care’s walk in clinic in Naples with no prior appointment. Bring the form from your employer if you have one so that we can fill out exactly what you need – so you don’t have to come back. Our Naples walk in clinic makes it easy by being open 8-4, no appointment and no insurance necessary. And when you start your new job, you might consider becoming our patient! We take most insurance!
First Care’s walk in clinic in Naples, FL, has been serving the local community since 2012. We do employment physicals at our walk in clinic because we want to get you started on your new path as quickly and painlessly as possible.