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Allied Health Assistant Multidisciplinary - Acute COVID Streaming 1

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions15 Positions
  • Job no: 62774
  • Category: 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.


  • Fixed Term Position until June 2023

  • Part Time

  • AHA Grade 2 - 3

  • Based in the Alfred Emergency Department


In line with current Victorian DHHS requirements for a COVID-streaming service, the following conditions apply to this role, and are subject to change:

  •          Mask fit testing

  •          3 COVID-19 Vaccinations 

  •          Surveillance testing



Alfred Emergency Department

Alfred Health provides acute clinical care to patients in their Emergency Department and the Allied Health team includes both Allied Health Practitioners and Allied Health Assistants.


Allied Health Department

Alfred Health Allied Health comprises a number of Allied Health disciplines that 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 inpatients and outpatients. 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

The Allied Health Assistant works closely with the multidisciplinary allied health team to provide a flexible and responsive service that works to meet each patient’s identified therapeutic and discharge goals. The position is responsible for the implementation of individual interventions and/or therapy programs, as delegated by the Emergency Department treating therapists. The AHA will work as part of the ED multidisciplinary team to provide services that may include sourcing practical advice and providing support to patients and families to complete applications for services and benefits. The AHA will also be responsible for administrative and clinical support functions, which assist with patient management and contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the ward. It is a condition of employment that individuals may be required to work across all Alfred Health sites and services, including weekend and Public Holiday shifts as rostered.


Skills/Qualifications Required

  • 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
  • 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)


Staff Benefits

  • Salary Packaging 
  • Discounted Health Insurance 
  • Car Parking (subject to availability) 
  • Onsite Gym (Alfred Hospital)
  • Childcare Services (Alfred Hospital)


 Applications close Tuesday, 21 March 2023


All enquiries to Catherine Wolters:

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.

In compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status. 


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