Our Practice Philosophy at Hobart Occupational Medicine
Who are we?
This is a specialist medical practice offering the expertise of doctors with post-graduate occupational medicine qualifications to the standard set by the Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) within the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). This qualification is recognised by the Australian government regulator – the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The practice is an AFOEM-accredited training practice.
Our doctors hold a Fellowship in Occupational & Environmental Medicine (FAFOEM) or are working towards that qualification. Within the practice, we support the training and development of doctors in occupational medicine in conjunction with AFOEM and the Tasmanian Foundation for Occupational Medicine (TFOM). The practice provides support to TFOM to ensure an optimum experience for doctors training in occupational medicine.
As a Hobart-based practice, our focus is on service provision in Southern Tasmania.
We aim is to provide the highest professional standard of advice and care relevant to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation for people with work-related injury or ill-health and provide advice about the interplay between health issues and work. We focus on prevention wherever possible and aim to contribute to prevention of ill-health and injury through system change, as well as action at an individual level. Where there is an opportunity our doctors will contribute to legislative change relevant to workplace health and safety.
As medical practitioners our prime responsibility is to the health and well-being of workers and a safe and healthy work environment. We believe significant benefits ensue for individuals, the businesses that employ them and for the community as a whole from the pursuit of optimum worker health.
Our focus is on the provision of evidence-based advice to employees and employers and organisations that have an interest in workplace health, safety and well-being without “fear or favour”. Health is our primary concern with precedence over the legal or financial interests of any party.