Confidential medical information

 

Form to be returned to Occupational Health at least 2 weeks prior to start date.

All staff transferring within the TE WHATU ORA - CAPITAL, COAST AND HUTT VALLEY please complete entire form.  Unless you are moving from a Non-patient facing position to a patient facing position a full health declaration form is required – please contact Occupational Health if you have questions about where to find this.

If you have any questions about this form, please email us:

Capital & Coast Hospitals: RES-OccupationalNurs@ccdhb.org.nz    

Hutt Valley Hospital: RES-WorkplaceOHS@huttvalleydhb.org.nz

 

  • Section A: personal details

  • Section B: tuberculosis (TB)

    Low-risk countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and US)

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  • Section C: infection control

    TE WHATU ORA - CAPITAL, COAST AND HUTT VALLEY screens staff for infectious diseases including chicken pox, measles and hepatitis B.
    Please note that vaccination is an expectation of the hospital primarily for those working in clinical areas, but also some staff working in non-clinical areas. Please discuss your vaccination history or concerns with Occupational Health.
    TE WHATU ORA - CAPITAL, COAST AND HUTT VALLEY must know the hepatitis B status of clinical staff. This is important for the protection of patients, and workers in the event of future claims.

  • Section D: musculoskeletal

    The position you have applied for may require you to perform tasks involving the following:
    moving patients or objects, prolonged standing or sitting, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, computer use, restraint of patients/clients or repetitive tasks.

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  • Section E: general questions

  • Section F: Privacy and Declaration Statement

    Clinical employees are reminded to consider their own risk of infection with blood-borne pathogens (hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV) and the associated risk of transmitting infection to patients. Professional bodies (NZ Medical Association, NZNO, Australasian College of Surgeons etc.) have statements relating to this, and workers should acquaint themselves with the appropriate association policies. Any employee who is a carrier of a blood-borne disease and knowingly exposes their patients to a risk of infection based on their own risk assessment, without seeking further counselling, could be open to disciplinary proceedings.

    I declare to the best of my knowledge that the information I have given in this questionnaire is correct. I understand that giving false or misleading information or suppressing information may be a reason for disciplinary action to be taken against me if I am employed by TE WHATU ORA - CAPITAL, COAST AND HUTT VALLEY.

    I understand that the information related to health screening will be placed on my Occupational Health file. I have a right to access this information and to obtain copies of my test results.

    I consent to information on my personal immunity status and immunisation to be made available to my manager for the purposes of assisting with managing worker and patient safety, and for emergency planning and response purposes.

    The information will be collected in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993 and the Health Information Privacy Code 1994. This declaration will be treated as a confidential medical record by TE WHATU ORA - CAPITAL, COAST AND HUTT VALLEY Health & Safety Service who will give recommendations to the relevant manager regarding fitness to work only. No medical details will be divulged to managers or any other employees in the organisation without the employee’s permission. If a workplace injury occurs in the future, insurers may, with the employee’s consent, request health information contained in this form to determine eligibility for cover.

    The information will be used by TE WHATU ORA - CAPITAL, COAST AND HUTT VALLEY Health and Safety Service to identify and record the health status of personnel, fitness for work, identify reasonable workplace modification and provide a database for future occupational health issues.

    While it is convenient to send information electronically and most of the information may not be highly sensitive, transmission of health information may not be secure and it is against TE WHATU ORA - CAPITAL, COAST AND HUTT VALLEY’s privacy policy to transmit personal or sensitive information via unsecured external email. Once an email leaves a server it can be routed across multiple servers, maybe in several countries before delivery to your mail server. It(s) is not known where the email will travel, whose servers it may cross or how long it will be stored on those servers. There is a risk that unless e-mail messages are encrypted, confidential information and attachments sent via e-mail could be intercepted, accessed and read by third parties. If you have ticked “yes” and consented for health information to be sent to your private email address this confirms you are aware of the risks outlined above and that, whilst being aware of the risks, you wish to continue to have your information conveyed to you via e-mail. This confirms your authorisation of correspondence via unsecured email.

Last updated 19 January 2023.