mlcoa New South Wales
mlcoa New South Wales
Level 2, 44 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 02 8234 1234
Fax: 02 8234 1235
2019 is set to be an exciting year for mlcoa as we will be offering various tailored educational sessions offered to our exclusive clients. Keep an eye out for more information on this new project to register your interest.
A reminder that many of our educational presentations and other helpful resources are available on the mlcoa vault portal. If you’re not registered to access vault yet, please let us know and we can assist you with this.
“What exactly do Occupational Physicians do?” – a question asked not just by laypersons and clients, but also by other doctors and family members too!
It is a question that few other medical specialists have to contend with, but the question is certainly a valid and pertinent one, given the variety of activities that they can perform. In a nutshell, occupational physicians are trained to provide an opinion on the impact of medical conditions and/or injuries on an individual’s employment capacity (fitness for work, pre-employment screenings) and functional capacity (i.e. activities of daily living). The converse of this is that occupational physicians are also trained to provide an opinion on the impact on workplace environments on an individual’s health and wellbeing.
This, in practice, translates to a broad church of activities that “OP’s” (as they are known) can and do perform – fitness for work assessments, medico-legal assessments, pre-employment screenings, workplace assessments, rehabilitation assessments, health surveillance screening, risk assessments – to name just a fraction. Often the best work that an OP does is providing commonsense objective solutions to seemingly insoluble and complex problems at the interface of medical issues and employment capacity.
OP’s will deliver comprehensive reports efficiently to clients across a range of platforms, with a deep understanding of the answers that clients are seeking. OP’s are trained specifically to have a holistic and objective view of the health-work interface and are trained to communicate to, and are used to communicating with third-party clients (employers, rehab providers, insurance companies, and lawyers) in an empathetic, solutions orientated fashion.
The mlcoa Team