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Allied Health Assistant-Grade 2/3

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeCasual
  • Positions90 Positions
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 25 days
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  • Job no: 27434
  • Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Allied Health Assistance

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • Casual
  • -up to 76 hours / fortnight

The Allied Health Assistant (AHA) will be required to provide therapy support services to individuals and groups as directed by the allied health professionals with whom they work.  THe Allied Health departments  they will be working with include Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Orthotics, Psychology, Podiatry and Orthoptics.  This position has been established to assist with the allied health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The department

Alfred Health Allied Health comprises a number of Allied Health disciplines who provide patient centred care across all clinical programs that operate at Alfred Health. The Allied Health team includes clinicians from Occupational Therapy,
Physiotherapy, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Speech Pathology, Social Work, Nutrition and Psychology (including Neuropsychology) and are supported by Allied Health Assistants. The Allied Health team works closely with the Nursing and Medical teams to provide a comprehensive and timely service to both in patients and out patients.Allied Health disciplines provide care that optimises physical, psychosocial, communication and cognitive functioning. The Allied Health Professional Practice Framework underpins the work of Allied Health in contributing to Alfred Health’s purpose.

The role                                                                                                                                             

Primarily the AHA  will assist allied health through the completion of tasks such as assisting allied health professionals with assessment and treatment, whether in an individual or group setting.  This may include (but not limited to) tasks such as

  • Providing patient education, exercise, mobility, functional and activity programs as prescribed by allied health professionals
  • The delivery of equipment and the completion of the associated paperwork as prescribed by allied health professionals
  • The coordination and organisation of services upon discharge as prescribed by allied health professionals
  • Administrative duties that assist the allied health team such as the entering of statistics, and the ordering and stocking of equipment.

    The AHA  works closely within the allied health team  to provide a flexible and responsive service that works to meet each client’s identified therapeutic goals. The AHA  will also be responsible for administrative and cleaning duties that assist with client management and will contribute to the smooth operation and ongoing development of allied health services.

Skills

  • Completion of Certificate IV (Allied Health Assistance) from a registered training organisation, OR
  • Recognised equivalent qualification (as determined by the line manager):
  • Higher qualification in a relevant health science discipline at Diploma or Associate Diploma level
  • Certificate level qualification in a relevant health-related field
  • Eligibility for registration as a Registered Nurse - Division 2
  • Overseas-trained Allied Health practitioner with a qualification at Diploma level or higher
  • Allied Health undergraduate student (in a relevant health science discipline) having successfully completed one year of study at minimum
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License (unrestricted)

Essential

  • Previous experience working within a health related field and/or acute, physical/rehabilitation or aged care facility
  • Previous employment in an AHA role (3-5 years’ clinical experience)
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously (within scope of practice)
  • Sound interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to work well within a team environment and relate to medical, nursing and allied health staff, patients and families
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound self-management skills appropriate to level of responsibility/experience (ie, organisation, planning, time management and priority setting)
  • Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning
  • Demonstrated understanding of continuous quality improvement principles
  • Sound understanding of professional codes of conduct and ethical practice
  • Advanced computer skills

Desirable

  • Ability to supervise/mentor AHA Grade 2 staff, AHA students and/or work experience students

Benefits

  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services

This role may require working on weekends, afterhours, and across campus (Alfred, Caulfield, Sandringham Hospitals)

Enquiries to: Paula Harding, Allied Health Workforce Manager, tel: 90763450

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Closes in 25 days - 30 Apr 2020