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Employee Health

About Us

The DHS employee health department ensures that our employees are healthy and free of communicable diseases.  We maintain and enforce a safe workplace and follow strict OSHA guidelines to ensure that employees are compliant with current regulations.

Our vision at Employee Health is to provide a quality work environment that is free from recognized health, safety, and environment risks and is in compliance with applicable regulations. We provide direct access to professional expertise for employees in their pursuit of health and well-being.

Our Services

Pre-Employment Process
Annual Health Screening
Work Related Injuries
Employee Assistance
Immunization Program
Surveillance
Communicable Disease Exposure Follow-up
Volunteer PPD’s
Credentialing PPD’s

Pre-Employment Process

An applicant who has accepted a position at DHS will be contacted by Human Resources personnel with a date and time to have a pre-employment physical.

The pre-employment physical consists of :

  • Completing a Medical History Questionnaire and other Forms
  • Have a TB Test done(Chest x-ray will be done if indicated)
  • Toxicology/Drug Testing
  • Review of Medical/Vaccination history

Items to bring for your pre-employment physical:

  • Immunization/Titers records- Previous TB tests, MMRV, Hep B
  • Driver’s License
  • Prescription Bottles(if applicable)

The pre-employment physical process:

  • Sign in and verify that you have been scheduled for a pre-employment physical
  • Submit all the necessary documents including immunization records, prescription bottles
  • Complete the Medical History and Physical Examination Form, Toxicology/Drug screening Form, N95   Particulate /Respirator Medical Evaluation Form, Hepatitis B Consent/Waiver Form, Latex Sensitivity Form, other forms
  • Provide a specimen for Urine Toxicology/Drug Testing
  • Physical Assessment/Immunization history review with the Registered Nurse
  • Schedule to come back for TB reading
  • Chest x ray (if needed)

Upon completion of above requirements, Employee Health will send a clearance form to Human Resources. For pending results, employee health and the Human Resources department will coordinate with the employee.

Annual Health Screening

  • TB test or Questionnaire (if hx of positive PPD)
  • Immunizations review
  • Vaccinate when necessary
  • Update Health Status
  • Blood Pressure & Weight

Work Related Injuries

The employee health department provides immediate treatment for all work related injuries and illness.  We provide referrals and effective case management for injury prevention and control when necessary  When Employee Health Department is closed, employees are asked to follow after office hour protocol or go to the emergency room.

An employee accident report form is completed by the employee, signed by the manager, and brought to the Employee Health Department for filing with our Worker’s Compensation Insurance Carrier at the time of the injury, or on the next business day.

Employee Assistance

  • Health Screening
  • Employees c/o being sick at work
  • Evaluation for ability to continue at work
  • B/P checks weight
  • EAP referrals when necessary

Health Evaluation

Employees are referred by supervisors prior to entering the disciplinary process for evaluation to assess medical problems affecting the employee’s ability to work. Drug Testing Random and for cause drug testing of employees referred by supervisors or substance abuse counselors.

  • Hearings
  • Unemployment
  • Grievance
  • EEO testimony
  • Immunization Program
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Rubeola (measles)
  • MMR (mumps, measles, rubeola)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Tetanus
  • Influenza (flu)

Communicable Disease Exposure

  • Evaluation and treatment of all employees identified as being exposed to patients with a communicable or contagious disease, i.e., varicella, meningitis, pertussis
  • Confidential testing for HIV, Hepatitis B and C for NSI, Blood and Body fluids exposure
  • Evaluation and treatment as necessary for PPD converters

Surveillance

  • Tuberculosis – Screening for employees annually as required by regulations and for exposure to TB.
  • Hearing Conservation – Referral for a hearing test for identified high risk areas.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Answers to frequently asked questions are included on this page.

Contact Us

Prince George’s Hospital Center
(301)- 618 3150

Laurel Regional Hospital
(301) 947-7961

Our Staff

Mazine Lofton, RN Manager
Bernadette Stoutt-Prince RN,ADM
Robin Gaffney- Receptionist

Upcoming Calendar

2012 Flu Campaign

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