Please read carefully and follow instructions.
The purpose of the physical capacity test is to determine your ability to perform the physical demands of the essential job functions of the position for which you have applied and received a contingent job offer. You are encouraged to participate fully and complete the tasks to your maximum safe potential. Failure to demonstrate the required physical capacity would result in a failed screening and revocation of the contingent employment offer. Failure to follow these instructions could result in unnecessary delay in testing and could impact your employment start date.
- Be on time for your appointment. Allow up to two hours.
- Upon arrival, you must present an acceptable photo identification.
- Wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing appropriate for moderate exertion (for example, elastic waist shorts or pants, loose T-shirt, or work-out clothing). Wear flat-soled athletic or walking shoes that provide good support and fit securely on your feet (no sandals).
- For best results, refrain from smoking 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your appointment. Try to eat something light approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your appointment. Do not consume any alcoholic beverages prior to your appointment.
- If you are unable to attend your appointment, please contact your recruiter to reschedule.
- Carefully review this paragraph and the next page of these instructions concerning certain medical conditions that may affect your ability to perform the physical capacity test safely. You must notify Job Ready Services (or other authorized WorkSteps physical capacity test provider) if you are now (or have recently been) under a physician's care for any condition that may affect your ability to perform the physical capacity test safely, or if you have had a recent injury or surgery. A physician's release is required prior to testing for conditions noted on the following page. Contact Job Ready Services prior to appointment to obtain paperwork or have consent faxed to your physician.
NOTE: Do NOT share any medical conditions with the recruiter or Human Resources representative. Instead, contact the physical capacity test provider indicated on your Appointment Confirmation to discuss or provide information and to obtain a physician consent form. The physician consent form should be faxed or hand-delivered directly to the physical capacity test provider) - NOT to Duke University or Duke University Health System.
Conditions that Require Physician's Release to Perform
Pre-Employment/Post-Offer Physical Capacity Test
|Blood Pressure||If > 160/100 with or without medication|
|If < 90/60 and symptoms within 1 year|
|Blood Donor||If within 24 hours or reschedule|
|Diabetes||If controlled with insulin|
|Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome||If symptomatic and on steroids|
|Hernias||Hiatal: If surgery performed and if < 6 weeks|
|Inguinal: If no surgery; if surgery performed and if < 5 years|
|Midline: If surgery performed and if < 8 weeks|
|If surgery performed and if < 8 weeks|
|Epilepsy/Seizures||Seizure activity in the past year|
|Open Heart/Bypass||Less than 2 years post-surgery|
|Major Back or Orthopedic Surgery||Less than 1 year post-surgery|
If you have any of the above conditions, you will not be permitted to participate in the pre-employment/post-offer physical capacity test or move forward in the recruiting process until you obtain medical clearance from your physician. Please contact the physical capacity test provider indicated on your Appointment Confirmation. You will be provided with documentation you must present to your treating physician to obtain prior consent to participate in the physical capacity test.