All new employees must undergo screening for infectious disease immunity.
Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) has a pre-employment screening policy which requires all new employees that will have patient, blood and body fluid contact, to be tested for infectious disease immunity.
Until this process has been completed, a new employee cannot start work.
The types of tests that will be required depend on your position within the ADHB. They may include:
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella - antibodies
- VZV (Chickenpox) - antibodies
- Hepatitis B - antigens and antibodies
- MRSA - nasal swab
- Mantoux - tuberculosis skin test
- Quantiferon - tuberculosis blood test
- Chest X-Ray
Overseas candidates may need to have their test for pre-employment screening in their own country.
More information about pre-employment screening, including what to do if you are a new employee can be found in the following document - Information for new candidates.
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