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Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Healthcare Hospital
Posted Date:
25-May-2018
Our Private Practice is a leading provider of Aged care physiotherapy services across NSW. Full time/Part Time Physiotherapist & Occupational Thera...
Springwood NSW 2777
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Healthcare Hospital
Posted Date:
24-May-2018
Our Private Practice is here to assist you to tackle life’s challenges. Our registered psychologists provide practical and solution-focused co...
Parramatta NSW 2150
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Healthcare Hospital
Posted Date:
24-May-2018
We are a private psychology practice which specialized in providing quality, evidence-based assessment and intervention for children, adolescents and ...
Parramatta NSW 2150
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Be Mobile Physiotherapy
Posted Date:
23-May-2018
Join the movement that's changing the face of physio for older adults. Helping them stay strong, independent and living in their own homes longer!
Warriewood NSW 2102
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Healthcare Hospital
Posted Date:
22-May-2018
We aim to provide holistic, expert care to injured employees enabling a speedy recovery and safe return to work The NSW Work Cover Authority has a...
Homebush NSW 2140
Job Type:
Part Time
Posted By: Healthcare Hospital
Posted Date:
22-May-2018
We need the applicant to commence work as early as in the 2nd week of June, who can work 12 to 15 hours 2 to 3 days per week. Salary offer is $50 per ...
Melbourne VIC 3000
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Higher Function
Posted Date:
18-May-2018
Description Are you the motivated and dynamic Physio we are looking for? About You You are an experienced Physiotherapist ( at least 3 y...
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Sterning Health
Posted Date:
17-May-2018
Roles available with two established, national organisations. Diverse client base including ADF clients. Join a team of allied health professiona...
Sydney NSW 2000
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Sterning Health
Posted Date:
17-May-2018
Very pleasant not-for-profit residential aged care facility. Not a typical aged care physio – more variety, great culture, well paid, flexible, R...
Goulburn NSW 2580
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Sterning Health
Posted Date:
16-May-2018
Join a friendly, supportive and flexible team with REAL work variety (significant amounts of non-workers comp work), and no micro-managed billabl...
Sydney NSW 2000
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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