All prospective candidates for appointment to a post with WWETB are required to undergo an assessment of their medical fitness. This is undertaken by Medmark Occupational Health. Candidates are screened initially by pre-employment medical questionnaire.
When received the pre-employment medical questionnaire is reviewed by the Occupational Health Service.
This will prompt the following actions:
- Occupational Health Service will issue notification to the employer confirming the candidate’s fitness for the post or
- Occupational Health Service will make contact with the candidate to clarify disclosed medical information. Once clarification is received notification regarding fitness to will issue to the employer or
- Occupational Health Service will request the candidate to attend for a pre-employment medical. The decision to request that a candidate attends is discretionary and based on the evaluation of the pre-employment medical questionnaire. Once the pre-employment medical is complete notification regarding fitness will issue to the employer.
Pre-employment medical assessments may on occasion result in the Occupational Health Service identifying reasonable accommodation requirements for those with a particular disability or may result in confirming fitness to teach with some restrictions on duties applied.