Post Offer Placement Assessment POPA

Posted by Nicholas G @nikolaijg, Oct 2, 2018

I see this mentioned multiple times in all the packets I am receiving as I am going through the new employee paperwork but nowhere does it seem to explain what this is and how to schedule for it. I have seen a few tips that say to schedule my HR appointment to coincide with my POPA but I still haven't heard any word on what it is or how to schedule for it if necessary. Has anyone done the POPA that can give me a basic run down and how you were able to schedule for it? Thanks!

Hello,I just finished the POPA appointment recently. In my opinion, it is an assessment for your immune condition to multiple infectious diseases,such as TB,measles,tetanus…They will ask for you previous immune record for the required diseases, but it is OK if you do not have, they will test and give vaccine. I remember I got a separate email including the link to schedule the appointment, and after scheduled, you will receive another confirm email.

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The HR recruiter scheduled mine.

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Did anyone fly in for their HR appointment/POPA? I have to fly in to do mine and was wondering how many days/nights you stayed and also any tips for doing so on a budget.

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You have to stay long enough for them to read your PPD test so 48-72 hours. And as far as lodging I’m staying at an Airbnb. It was like 30-35 a night.

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As a new Mayo Clinic employee you will receive an email from “MayoClinicCareers” inviting you to our Onboard system. This account is different/separate from the account that you used to apply for the job. After setting up your account, you will be presented with a series of tasks. As you complete these core tasks, additional position/location specific tasks will be assigned in the Onboard system, such as information related to your post-offer placement assessment, the Human Resources (HR) appointment, benefits and Mayo Clinic Orientation (MCO) (if applicable) .

The Post Offer Placement Assessment (POPA) is the visit with Occupational Health Services to ensure that you can perform the physical requirements of the job, complete a urine drug screen, and a TB skin test. Please note, the POPA and HR scheduling process will vary across Mayo Clinic sites. The following information provided below is specific to Rochester as next steps for you.
• Information regarding the POPA will be provided in the Onboard system
• You will also be receiving an email from Occupational Health Services with a link to self-schedule your POPA online.
• Once you have scheduled this appointment, you may mark the task complete in Onboard.
• The POPA appointment consists of two parts:
o A nurse consult which is located in the Eisenberg building.
o An updated immunization record will be required. You will need to print your immunization record on your own and bring it with you. We are not able to print it for you at your appointment.
o After the nurse consult, you will visit the lab in the Baldwin building where the urine drug screen and TB Skin Test are administered.

You may find it helpful to schedule your POPA appointment with Occupational Health and your HR appointment consecutively; however this is not a requirement. If you are planning to coordinate times, it is recommended to provide at least 1.5 hours to meet with Occupational Health and 15 – 30 minutes to meet with HR reception.

Hope you find this information helpful!

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Is it possible to do your TB test somewhere other than during your POPA? I scheduled my flights prior to scheduling the POPA and currently did not book the 48-72 hours post to read the test. I can change my flights, but just checking if I can do that at home before I do that.

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@kjgries

Is it possible to do your TB test somewhere other than during your POPA? I scheduled my flights prior to scheduling the POPA and currently did not book the 48-72 hours post to read the test. I can change my flights, but just checking if I can do that at home before I do that.

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Yes! I got my TB skin test done at an Urgent Care!

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@kjgries

Is it possible to do your TB test somewhere other than during your POPA? I scheduled my flights prior to scheduling the POPA and currently did not book the 48-72 hours post to read the test. I can change my flights, but just checking if I can do that at home before I do that.

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I had a similar issue to you! I was only in Rochester for 48 hours for my POPA and had to get my skin TB done before then.

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@kmellody

I had a similar issue to you! I was only in Rochester for 48 hours for my POPA and had to get my skin TB done before then.

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Awesome. Thank you. So you can just bring in documentation and they accept it? This was in the email I got

"If you have had any prior TB skin testing done or have had a reaction to a TB test in the past, please bring documentation of this to your appointment."

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Yes, exactly! Just bring in the physical copy of your TB test results and you're good to go.

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