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Health Screening

All individuals who apply for volunteer placements at Eastern Health are required to undergo health screening which assists us in making informed placement decisions. Health screening for health care workers is a requirement of the Public Health Agency of Canada. Do not proceed with the health screening process until meeting with the volunteer coordinator. Volunteers are required to provide documentation confirming the following:
Youth between the ages of 14-17 years are required to provide signed parental/guardian consent to have the TB testing performed. 
 
Health Screening Locations
Please visit Public Health and Community Care Office Listings for Health Screening locations.

Health Screening Process:
 
1. Immunity to MMR and Varicella

Immunity to MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) and Varicella (Chicken Pox) can be confirmed through lab results/blood work indicating immunity or your immunization record.

If you do not have a copy of your immunization record, one can be obtained from Eastern Health’s Public Health Office by calling (709) 752-4894 (for volunteers residing in St. John’s) or (709) 229-1571 (for volunteers residing in Burin, Bonavista, Clarenville and Rural Avalon). If you are not from Newfoundland and Labrador, contact the Public Health office in your home province for a copy of your immunization record.
 

2. Assessment of Tuberculosis (TB)

Prospective volunteers must provide evidence of TB testing (two-step) completed within 12 months prior to their placement.  To confirm completion of your TB testing, ask the health care provider administering the test to sign where indicated on the Health Screening Form. 

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    Updated May 30, 2017