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Job Type:
Full Time
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Posted Date:
20-Feb-2020
Job title: Senior Physiotherapist wanted in Grafton – Private Practice Hours: 40 Hours a week Salary: $70K to $85K (Depending on E...
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Grafton NSW 2460
Job Type:
Part Time
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Posted Date:
20-Feb-2020
Job title: Physiotherapist wanted in Marrickville, NSW Hours: 32 Hours a Week Location: Campsie & Marrickville, NSW About the Role: ...
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Marrickville NSW 2204
Job Type:
Part Time
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
20-Feb-2020
Job title: Part Time Physiotherapist wanted in Wingham, NSW Hours: 8 Hours ( 1 Day a Week) Location: Wingham, NSW About the ...
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Wingham NSW 2429
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
20-Feb-2020
Excellent Pay Package Flexible Hours Diverse and multifaceted case load Job title: Full Time / Part Time Occupational Therapist wante...
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Mildura VIC 3500
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
20-Feb-2020
Excellent Pay Package Flexible Hours Diverse and multifaceted case load Job title: Paediatric Occupational Therapist wanted in Mildur...
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Mildura VIC 3500
Job Type:
Part Time
Posted Date:
20-Feb-2020
Job title: Full Time / Part Time Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist wanted in Padstow, NSW Hours: 40 Hours a week (5 Days a Week) ...
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Padstow NSW 2211
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
20-Feb-2020
Job title: Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist wanted in Cairns & Far North, QLD for Residential Aged care Hours: 40 Hours a week (Flex...
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Cairns QLD 4870
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
20-Feb-2020
Job title: Part Time / Full Time Occupational Therapist wanted in Sydney (Blacktown, Smithfiels, Ashfield) Hours: 40 Hours a week (Flexible f...
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Sydney NSW 2000
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
20-Feb-2020
Job title: Occupational Therapist wanted in Bankstown, NSW Hours: 40 Hours a week (Flexible for Part Time) Salary: $40 to...
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Bankstown NSW 2200
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
20-Feb-2020
Job title: Occupational Therapist wanted in Lane Cove, NSW Hours: 40 Hours a week (Flexible for Part Time) Salary: $40 to $50 an Ho...
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Lane Cove NSW 2066
About Allied Health jobs in Australia

Find allied health jobs in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Canberra and across all cities in Australia.


Purpose and Mission

Allied health professions are distinct from nursing, medicine and dentistry. Over 200 million health services are delivered by allied health professionals annually. They work with people of all ages and backgrounds and make a significant difference in improving their lives. Allied health practitioners work closely with doctors and nurses in a range of rewarding and diverse environments including hospitals, aged-care facilities, mental health centres, rehabilitation centres, community health centres, medical clinics, private clinics, and chemists.

Midwives are healthcare professionals who specialise in assisting women during childbirth, and with antenatal care, post-natal care and newborn health care.

Reports To

Most allied health professionals report to a head nurse or lead doctor, although the chain of command varies depending on the type of nurse and facility. Midwives tend to work independently and may not have a direct supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities

More educated and experienced allied health professionals may have some supervisory responsibilities in terms of managing less-experienced members of the healthcare team.

Qualifications

Most allied health professions require training of one to two years, typically leading t a diploma or an associate’s degree.

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is the recognised body representing allied health professions in Australia. Most allied health professionals must be registered with theAustralian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in order to practise in Australia. This applies to those that are trained in Australia as well as overseas.

Responsibilities of Allied Health Professionals

Employment opportunities continue to grow within the allied health field due to Australia’s ageing population and greater awareness of issues surrounding health and well-being. Allied health careers include:

·   Sonographers·   Radiographers·   Physiotherapists·   Psychologists·   Occupational Therapists·   Dieticians·   Pharmacists·   Paramedics·   Chiropractors·   Dietitians·   Optometrists·   Occupational Therapists·   Orthoptists /Prosthetists·   Osteopaths·   Podiatrists·   Psychologists·   Social Workers·   Speech Pathologists·   Massage Therapists·   Naturopaths·   Chinese Medicine Practitioners·   Radiation Therapists

 

Allied health professionals are passionate about helping save lives, about helping people improve their quality of life, and educating the general public on relevant health issues and best practices. Along with doctors and nurses, allied health professionals are considered the third pillar of health care providers in Australia.

Key Facts about Allied Health Specialists

According to the National Health Workforce Data Set, there are approximately 126,788 registered allied health specialists that provide direct care to consumers across public, private and not-for-profit sectors. This list represents the number of registered allied health practitioners as of 2012:

  • 29,387 (23.2%) psychologists
  • 27,025 (21.3%) pharmacists
  • 23,934 (18.9%) physiotherapists
  • 4,307 (11.3%) occupational therapists
  • 13,376 (10.5%) medical radiation practitioners
  • 4,564 (3.6%) optometrists
  • 4,533 (3.6%) chiropractors
  • 3,885 (3.1%) Chinese medicine practitioners
  • 3,783 (3.1%) podiatrists
  • 1,729 (1.4%) osteopaths
  • 265 (0.2%) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners

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