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Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Healthcarelink Support
Posted Date:
22-Jan-2019
Stanthorpe is 2.5 hours from Brisbane and is well known for its growing wine industry and bush parklands. The region is typified by large granite rock...
Stanthorpe QLD 4380
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
22-Jan-2019
We are a private practice in Kingaroy (population 10 000) is situated as a comfortable 2 1/2 hour drive North West of Brisbane, 2 1/2 hour drive West ...
Kingaroy QLD 4610
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Healthcarelink Support
Posted Date:
22-Jan-2019
An Aboriginal Health Service, Allied Health team continues to expand and they are currently seeking a Speech Pathologist to join our team of professio...
Mount Isa QLD 4825
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
22-Jan-2019
Job title: Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist needed in Gosford, NSW Hours: 40 Hours a week Salary: $70 K to $90 K (Depending ...
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
21-Jan-2019
Job title: Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist needed in Bonnells Bay, NSW Hours: 40 Hours a week Salary: $70 K to $90 K (Depen...
Bonnells Bay NSW 2264
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Healthcarelink Support
Posted Date:
21-Jan-2019
Do you want a role which is cutting edge and exciting? Are you passionate about making a difference to communities that need it the most? Would you ...
Central Queensland Mc QLD 4702
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Healthcarelink Support
Posted Date:
21-Jan-2019
An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic, passionate Physiotherapist to join the team at a busy country practice in Emerald. This job will challenge ...
Emerald QLD 4720
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
21-Jan-2019
Full-time Physiotherapy vacancy Major opportunity to get ahead in your career! Great Job! Great Salary! Great Lifestyle! Are you looking for ...
Mount Isa QLD 4825
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
21-Jan-2019
Job title: Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist needed in Bathurst, NSW Hours: 40 Hours a week Salary: $70 K to $90 K Locatio...
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
21-Jan-2019
Job title: Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist needed in Forbes, NSW Hours: 40 Hours a week Salary: $70 K to $90 K Location:...
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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