Pre employment functional assessments lead to great care at Stirling Hospital
As Hospital Services Manager at Stirling Hospital, Ms Ray has many responsibilities. The hospital tends to the medical needs of patients and the complex also has aged care facilities, so physical demands on staff are varied. Her role focuses on Work Health Safety at the hospital as well as managing housekeeping, accreditation, risk management and the hospital’s laundry contract.
With so many elements to her role Ms Ray and her focus on staff, she appreciates the support provided by with the assistance NN Occupational Health, in ensuring potential staff meet the requirements of the roles within the hospital, thus ensuring a sustainable work force for the hospital.
Functional assessments are a regular occurrence for new employees and in some cases for staff who are returning to work after injury. Ms Ray explains; ‘It’s important to know that a person is physically capable of the demands of the various roles we have at the hospital and the NN Occupational Health pre employment screening service really assists us with securing the right staff for the right job.”
Stirling Hospital had used another company in the past for pre employment screening but were not completely happy. Ms Ray explained ‘Our CEO saw Nandu give a presentation and was very impressed with his detailed approach so we sought his assistance with functional assessments and have been consistently happy with the services NN Occupational Health provide.’ Ms Ray went on to say that NN Occupational Health have assisted managing staff with WorkCover claims as well as staff who have been injured at home, to ensure they were fit to return to work.
NN Occupational Health stood out above other businesses with similar offerings as they demonstrated a greater interest and an understanding of the demands each role and site entails. ‘Not only do they show genuine interest in the sites, they are very pleasant to work with and cost effective which is a great advantage.’
Ms Ray went on to explain that reports are always delivered promptly, are professionally written and easy to understand. She has also found that NN Occupational Health are always pleased to accommodate their requests. ‘It’s been great working with Nandu and his staff, they know what they are doing and deliver time and again.’