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Physical Examinations

Post Offer Physical Examinations are medical tests given to evaluate the overall ability of a person to perform a specific job. These exams include both a physical therapy lift test and a medical exam. Only certain jobs falling under certain classifications require the administration of post offer physicals. If one is required, under no circumstances may an employee begin work until the post offer physical has been completed and evaluated by a representative in Staff and Administrative Employment. BYU Physical Exam procedural steps are as follows:

  1. Based on job duties and physical requirements for each position, the necessity of physical exams will be decided by Human Resource Services. Physical examinations will be administered by a designated provider as determined by the Physical Exam Committee. Candidates are considered unqualified for employment if they cannot perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations as determined by the physical exam. Brigham Young University reserves the right to use and consult with additional physicians, occupational therapists, and other health professionals to establish the individual's ability to perform the essential functions of the job. Abilities of individuals in question will be evaluated by the university’s Physical Exam Workforce Committee.
  2. If you have any question as to whether or not a physical is required, please call 422-2150.
  3. Packets containing instructions and physical examination information will be mailed to the appropriate department as soon as a potential hire has been selected.
  4. Once the department gives the physical exam packet to the applicant, it is his/her responsibility to schedule an appointment for both the physical therapy lift test and the medical exam with BYU Student Health Center at (801) 422-5156, or
  5. The applicant takes the entire physical exam packet with them to the post-offer physical exam at the Student Health Center.
  6. Applicants must bring the completed physical exam packet to Staff and Administrative Employment (D-70 ASB) at the time of hire. It should be in a stamped and sealed envelope.
  7. Whether or not an individual passes a post-offer physical exam, and continues in the hiring process, will be decided by a representative in the Staff and Administrative Employment Office. The representative reviews the confidential information recorded by the doctor on the physical exam and the Health Questionnaire filled out by the prospective employee. Based on this information and the physical requirements of the position indicated by the hiring manager on the ADA Worksheet, the representative determines if the potential employee can proceed to be hired and receive authorization to begin work.
  8. In cases where the abilities of an individual to perform the physical requirements of a position are in question, the University Physical Exam Workforce Committee will evaluate each case specifically.

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