Passionate about health? Interested in helping others?
Start making a difference and give your career the boost it’s been waiting for as a qualified Allied Health Assistant.
Allied Health is an interesting sector as it is a combination of health care professionals, assistants and support workers who offer invaluable services across a wide health care industry.
Put simply, Allied Health includes any health care profession that does not include medical or nurse professionals. Examples include Audiologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology.
With such a broad range of specialities, Allied Health Assistants are needed to support and assist these health professionals with their day-to-day administrative tasks and patient care, which is where you could come in.
What does an Allied Health Assistant do?
A qualified Allied Health Assistant will have a basic knowledge of medical terms and the skills to comply with infection prevention and control as well as assisting in patient health care programming, treatment plans and therapeutic support. Communication skills will also be essential as the role relies on effective liaison between both professionals and patients for example encouraging patients to complete specific treatment plans related to injury, illness or disability-related physical issues
According to the Allied Health Assistant framework by the Queensland Health, Allied Health Assistants are also responsible for (but not limited to):
- Overall management and direction of facility or organisation
- Assisting in administrative operations; reporting, budget planning and supply/equipment expenditure
- Developing, implementing and monitoring health care standards and policies for Allied Health and administrative staff
- Liaising with patients
- Maintaining a comfortable, supportive environment through multiple practices.
- Supporting and assisting Allied Health practitioners
Where does an Allied Health Assistant work?
The great thing about being an Allied Health Assistant is that you are not limited to your job opportunities or job location!
If you become qualified with Foundation Education’s HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance, you have the flexibility to decide when and where you want to work in your preferred specialty!
You don’t get this kind of flexibility and job opportunities in most career pathways, which is why Allied Health workers are becoming more and more popular with rising numbers of 1.5 million people being employed throughout the health care and social assistance sector according to Job Outlook by the Australian Government.
If you are searching for your next career opportunity and ready to take on health care, then now is the time!
Career opportunities are booming for those who want to make a living by helping others through the health and welfare industry.
A career in health care is hands on and rewarding, so if you love the idea of helping others through health care, becoming an Allied Health Assistant might be just what you’re looking for!
Foundation Education’s HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance will give you the skills to work alongside and support Allied Health practitioners. On completion of HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance you will be able to work as an Allied Health Assistant, Medical Imaging Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant or a Physiotherapy Assistant throughout multiple health industry settings such as:
- Medical Practices
- Dental Practices
- Community Health Centres
And what’s more, as the learning is on-line with full support from our education support team and with payment plans to suit, access to this new career could be closer than you think.