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Psychologists
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21-Jan-2021
Narre Warren VIC 3805
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Occupational Therapists
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21-Jan-2021
Ringwood VIC 3134
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Mental Health Professional
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Melbourne Health
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Part Time
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21-Jan-2021
Coburg VIC 3058
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Occupational Therapists
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Melbourne Health
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Full Time
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21-Jan-2021
Melton VIC 3337
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Psychologists
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Melbourne Health
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Part Time
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21-Jan-2021
St Albans VIC 3021
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Mental Health Professional
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Melbourne Health
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21-Jan-2021
Pascoe Vale South VIC 3044
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Occupational Therapists
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Maximum Independence Occupational Therapy
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21-Jan-2021
Melville WA 6156
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Psychologists
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Psi Balance Psychology
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Full Time
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21-Jan-2021
All Brisbane QLD
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Psychologists
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Port Stephens Clinical Psychology Services
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Locum
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21-Jan-2021
Medowie NSW 2318
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Psychologists
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Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
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21-Jan-2021
Alice Springs NT 870
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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