The Andrews Labor Government has created 20 new senior jobs for allied health professionals to further develop their skills through ground breaking clinical research and education that will improve quality of care for patients.
Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced hospitals across the state that will soon be recruiting to fill the positions, boosting and enhancing the skills of Victoria’s allied health workforce.
The new jobs provide allied health professionals an opportunity to work directly with clients, providing first class care while also carrying out clinical research and education.
Health services to recruit for the new positions include Alfred Health, Eastern Health, Ballarat Health Services, Barwon Health, Peninsula Health, Bendigo Health, Melbourne Health, Monash Health, St Vincent’s Hospital, Western Health, Austin Health, Goulburn Valley Health, South West Healthcare, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, Royal Children’s Hospital and Bass Coast Health.
Positions include 10 new Allied Health Research and Translation roles and 10 new Allied Health Clinical Educator roles.
The new research and translation positions highlight the importance of retaining expert clinical researchers in health services. It will allow them to embed ground breaking research into routine clinical practice and innovative new programs that deliver better care and outcomes for allied health patients.
That means people with chronic and acute health conditions will have easier access to the high quality care they need to better manage their illness, recover and enjoy better health, closer to home.
A new improved career pathway for allied health professionals in Victoria also means we can attract and retain the best of the best for Victorian patients.
The positions also create better links between our hospitals and world leading universities that are at the forefront of clinical and health research discoveries.
The Labor Government is investing more than $260 million in building and developing Victoria health and human services workforce.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jill Hennessy
“We are building a highly-skilled allied health workforce in Victoria. More jobs mean better access to first class allied health care for people recovering from illness or injury, when they need it most.”
“These new jobs are a fantastic way for allied health professionals to grow their careers. They can combine a passion for research, while also working directly with patients in the community.”
“They will be able to quickly turn around breakthroughs in allied health research into clinical practice, ensuring patients get new treatments sooner and enjoy a better quality of life.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020