Allied Health Assistant

$57,245 - $65,631 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 14 Jun, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Classification: Allied Health Assistant 2
Salary: $57,245 - $63,734 Up to $65,631 depending on qualification level. plus superannuation
Position No: 40155, several - 023II
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 14 June 2022
Contact Officer: Michelle Bennett on Michelle.Bennett@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 0079

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: www.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au

Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within Canberra Health Services providing multidisciplinary rehab, aged and community based care across a range of settings. This includes University of Canberra Hospital, Aged Care wards at the Canberra Hospital, Community Health Centres and Village Creek Centre in Kambah. Our staff are committed to the delivery of health services that reflect Canberra Health Services’ values: reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.

The University of Canberra Hospital (UCH), Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research is located on the grounds of the University of Canberra. The hospital, the ACT’s first sub-acute rehabilitation hospital, provides a variety of inpatient, day, ambulatory and community-based rehabilitation services. Allied Health assistants (AHAs) work within all of these settings delivering rehabilitation programs as part of the Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech pathology teams, or within the interprofessional Allied Health team comprising Brindabella Day and Ambulatory Rehabilitation Services.

All teams have a focus on improving patients’ independence, and ability to engage in activities and their community. They provide rehabilitation for persons with a range of conditions and injuries, including neurological disorders, amputations, musculoskeletal injuries, and chronic conditions. All AHAs work under the direct or indirect supervision of an Allied Health Professional (AHP) and play a key role in the day to day functioning of the team in which they work. They are provided with regular clinical supervision and access to education and training. Therapy can be provided to individuals or in group settings.

If you are an enthusiastic, flexible, patient and team focused Allied Health assistant who enjoys working with patients requiring rehabilitation, these services will provide a you with constant diversity, rewarding challenges and the opportunity to help patients improve their health, function and well-being.

Allied Health Assistants in RACS work flexibly across services, and locations where services are offered and may be required to participate in a weekend roster.

ABOUT YOU

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Strong organisational skills with a high degree of initiative and engagement.
  • Friendly, warm, caring and empathetic
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet patients/clients’ needs
  • Able to work with others in a team.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Mandatory:

  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, or equivalent or higher qualifications in a related field.
  • Current Australian driver licence.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Note: There are several permanent positions available and two temporary positions for 12 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Comply with Canberra Health Service credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for Allied Health professionals.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening, and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (act.gov.au)

Job Closing Date

01 Jul, 2022