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Job Type:
Part Time
Posted By: RWAV (Rural Workforce Agency - Victoria)
Posted Date:
23-Sep-2018
A new opportunity for an experienced Mental Health Counsellor in a stunning location – multidisciplinary team, CPD and salary packaging!
Drysdale VIC 3222
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: RWAV (Rural Workforce Agency - Victoria)
Posted Date:
23-Sep-2018
Position Description: Full time and part time available Wages as per EBA Generous salary packaging Staff health and wellbeing program Vi...
Drysdale VIC 3222
Job Type:
Part Time
Posted By: RWAV (Rural Workforce Agency - Victoria)
Posted Date:
23-Sep-2018
Position Description: Part-time with flexible hours Award rate as per EBA Salary packaging available Supervision and CPD available Care...
Healesville VIC 3777
Job Type:
Part Time
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
22-Sep-2018
Position: Part-time Aged Care Physiotherapist Location: Bankstown, New South Wales The Organisation: Excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic...
Bankstown NSW 2200
Job Type:
Part Time
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
22-Sep-2018
We strive to provide the best for our community and clients, and we believe in restoring a better you. All our services are bulked billed, if eligible...
Penrith NSW 2750
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
21-Sep-2018
We provide a range of psychology services to schools, including individual psychological counseling and group sessions. Individual sessions support ch...
Melbourne VIC 3000
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
21-Sep-2018
The Rehab Centre is part of a well-known group and employs physiotherapists who have a particular interest in rehabilitation for people of all ages wh...
Norwood SA 5067
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
21-Sep-2018
We are a psychological service providing assessment, treatment and counseling to individuals across all ages. We strive to provide an affordable ...
Melbourne VIC 3000
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
21-Sep-2018
Our Private Practice has an exciting opportunity for an energetic physiotherapist to join our expanding allied health team in Mildura and surrounding ...
Mildura VIC 3500
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
21-Sep-2018
Flexible working Hours Excellent income opportunities, High-quality facilities, equipment and support and satisfying careers Job title: Clin...
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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