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.
- -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.
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.
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
- 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)
- 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
- Ability to supervise/mentor AHA Grade 2 staff, AHA students and/or work experience students
- 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.