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Listing 158 jobs posted to this category within 90 days!

Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: HealthcareLink On-demand
Posted Date:
18-Jan-2018
Job title: Full Time Aged Care Physiotherapist Needed in Sunshine Coast location. Location: Sunshine Coast Position Summary: Established in 2...
Sunshine Coast QLD
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
18-Jan-2018
Play and relationship-based therapy Amazing mentoring including access to leaders in the field Highly competitive salary package Close to the beach
Berkeley Vale NSW 2261
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Manly Vale Pharmacy
Posted Date:
18-Jan-2018
Manly Vale Pharmacy is a progressive pharmacy integrating community and aged care pharmacy services. We are a long standing, family owned and opera...
Manly Vale NSW 2093
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Expressions Therapy Centre
Posted Date:
18-Jan-2018
Expressions Therapy Centre provide a family and client-focused approach to make a positive difference to children with a variety of communication diff...
Rowville VIC 3178
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Physiotherapy Worx
Posted Date:
18-Jan-2018
Physiotherapy Worx has been servicing the Physiotherapy needs of the local community for over 30 years. The Practice, located in the growing Logan are...
Crestmead QLD 4132
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
17-Jan-2018
Full time new/recent graduate physiotherapist Private Practice Kingaroy vacancy Looking for the best of both worlds? Attractive position available ...
Kingaroy QLD 4610
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
17-Jan-2018
Position: Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) Private Practice - Fraser Coast, QLD Applications close Friday 22/12/17 at 12pm A part time (2...
Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast QLD
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Enunciate Speech Pathology
Posted Date:
16-Jan-2018
Enunciate Speech Pathology provides mobile services to children and adults in the areas of speech, language, voice, stuttering and literacy. We are lo...
Middleton Grange NSW 2171
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Healthcarelink On Demand
Posted Date:
15-Jan-2018
Experienced Physiotherapist for a Well-Known Private Practice in Brsibane! Permanent Full Time Opportunity! Job title: Experienced Physiothe...
Brisbane City QLD 4000
Referral Reward : $500.00 AUD
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Healthcarelink On Demand
Posted Date:
15-Jan-2018
· Psychologist needed for a busy medical centre in South Australia! · Flexible Hours! Job title: Psychologist Hours: Flexibl...
Whyalla & Eyre Peninsula SA
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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