Employee Health

The primary activities of Central Montana Medical Center Health Services are to provide the highest standard of occupational health services for employees and volunteers. This service is intended to promote a safe and healthy environment of good morale and overall wellness and health for the facility and community.

Service Hours

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Services Location

CMMC Health Services is located at:
408 Wendell Ave, Lewistown, Montana
Judith Peak Rehab, lower level – Home Health Entrance

Employee Health Services Activities

  • Pre-employment health examinations
    (completed by the Occupational Therapist for specific jobs only)  
  • Routine vaccinations
  • Tuberculosis screenings (pre-employment and post exposure)   
  • Work-related illness evaluations
  • Occupational exposure follow- up  
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Program
  • Annual tuberculosis questionnaire review     
  • Respirator medical evaluations / fit testing

Tuberculosis Screening             

Pre-employment PPDs are required for all new employees before they can begin work at CMMC.

One-step PPDs are needed for those individuals who can provide written documentation of TB testing in the previous 12 months prior to employment.

A Two-step PPD is required if no previous testing has been completed in the last year.  

PPDs must be read by a physician or nurse within 48 hours after placement. You MUST have the PPD read to complete the screening. Having it placed and not read invalidates the PPD and it must be repeated. Only those who complete the reading are considered compliant with the TB screening requirement.

                                                                                    
Annual Tuberculosis Signs & Symptoms Questionnaire          
 
All employees must complete the Annual Tuberculosis Signs and Symptoms questionnaire each year for the duration of employment/placement with CMMC. This requirement must be completed electronically and submitted in order for employees to receive their annual evaluation.

Once you submit your questionnaire, it will be reviewed by the EH nurse. If your questionnaire highlights symptoms of concern, the nurse will contact you. Otherwise, the form will be approved by the nurse and filed in your CMMC Health Services record and in the Human Resources record making you compliant with the annual TB screening requirement.

Vaccinations and Immunity    
 
For the protection of patients, staff and visitors, all employees must have written record of immunization to specified illnesses in order to be employed at CMMC.  Written documentation of lab identified immunity is also permissable.  The following is a list of illnesses for which vaccination  is required:

  • Mea2013.06.lab3sles / Mumps / Rubella
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Tetanus / diptheria / pertussis

If record of vaccinations cannot be obtained, CMMC will provide titer testing to identify immunity of MMR and varicella, at no charge to the employee. Titer results must be completed prior to beginning employment.

Tetanus / diptheria / pertussis  (Tdap):   
If an employee has not received the adult booster vaccination of Tdap, CMMC will provide this vaccination free of charge to the employee.                                                                                                      
 
Hepatitis B:
Hepatitis B is a serious infection that is easily spread through contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person.  Hepatitis B vaccine can prevent Hepatitis B and the serious consequences of the infection. It is  highly recommended for any employee that is occupationally exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials, including the risk of needle sticks. CMMC provides this vaccination series free of charge to all employees.

Annual Flu Vaccination Program                       

In a continuing effort to protect our patients as well as the employees, students and volunteers that make our organization great, influenza vaccination is strongly encouraged.
 If an employee, student or volunteer chooses not to receive the annual influenza vaccination, they must wear a respiratory mask during the designated flu season as determined by the CMMC Infection Prevention Physician. Please review the Influenza Vaccination policy EMP-HLT 101 located on the Intranet under Hospital Policies and Procedures for the full details.                             

CMMC begins vaccination in October of each year. The vaccine is available for employees, students and volunteers at the annual Flu Clinic, held in conjunction with the Annual In-service, which is mandatory for all employees. Vaccination is also available on a walk-in basis during the standard CMMC Employee Health office hours. The influenza vaccine is available to these groups until the end of the traditional flu season, which is usually marked as April 1st of each year.

Ways to fight the flu: 

  • Get the flu shot!                                                                                                                      
  • Wash your hands
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough                                    
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • If you are sick stay home
  • If your doctor prescribes flu antiviral drugs, make sure to take them

                                                                               
Records Request            

You can request copies of your health records on file with CMMC Health Services by completing the Request for Records / Signed Consent to Release Records form. The request form and consent can be faxed to the Employee Health Services office at 406-535-6242.   Please allow two business days for your request to be processed. You can pick up your records after 2 p.m. on the second business day. Please be sure to bring a valid ID in order to retrieve your copies.

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CMMC is dedicated to ensuring we are ready for emergent situations, whether natural disasters or a man-made incident.

We are committed to planning, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Through education and training, our facility is readying ourselves for a multitude of scenarios in order to effectively respond in times of community need.                                                   
       
The Employee Health Services department currently assists CMMC staff in Incident Command System training, updating of departmental emergency plans, and ongoing review of the CMMC Emergency Operations Plan. Our facility’s Emergency Preparedness Committee meets regularly to facilitate the emergency planning process and serves to guide staff in an effective incident response.

Disaster drills are essential for training and testing employees on emergency plans.  

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