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Posted Date:
21-Jan-2020
Job title: Speech Pathologist wanted in Blacktown, NSW Hours: 40 Hours a week Salary: $60K to $90K (Depending on Experience) ...
Blacktown NSW 2148
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Posted By: Quay Street Physiotherapy
Posted Date:
19-Jan-2020
Quay Street Physiotherapy has been providing quality Physiotherapy services to the Bundaberg and surrounding areas for over 20years. Bundaberg offers...
Bundaberg QLD 4670
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Posted By: Healthcare Link
Posted Date:
18-Jan-2020
High Salary, Amazing Company, Multiple Benefits and Bonuses. New graduate physiotherapist's welcome.
Brisbane City QLD 4000
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Posted Date:
17-Jan-2020
Are you an overseas physio who is currently in Australia & looking for a physio job under limited registration? We’d love to hear from you. We ...
New South Wales NSW
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Posted Date:
17-Jan-2020
Job title: General Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist wanted in Campbelltown,NSW Location: Campbelltown,NSW Hours: Full Time or Part...
Campbelltown NSW 2560
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Job Title: Paediatric Occupational Therapist wanted near Glenwood, NSW for a Private Practice. Hours: 40 Hours a week Salary: $...
Glenwood NSW 2768
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17-Jan-2020
Job title: Full Time Physiotherapist wanted near Woodend, VIC Role: Full Time Location: Near Woodend, VIC About the Role...
Woodend VIC 3442
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Job title: Full Time Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist wanted in Revesby, NSW for Aged Care. Hours: 40 Hours a week Salary: ...
Revesby NSW 2212
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Excellent Pay Package Flexible Hours Diverse and multifaceted case load Job title: Paediatric Occupational Therapist wanted in Mildur...
Mildura VIC 3500
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Job title: Occupational Therapist wanted in North West Sydney Hours: 40 Hours a week Salary: $40 per Hour + Super+ Bonus + Trav...
North West & Hills District NSW
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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