Allied Health includes any health care profession that does not include medical or nurse professionals.
Basic knowledge of medical terms.
Allied Health includes any health care profession that does not include medical or nurse professionals. Examples include Audiologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology. Allied Health Assistants support and assist these health professionals with their day-to-day administrative tasks and patient care.
Allied Health Assistants 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.
Where you might work:
Your workplace could be within a hospital, private practice or community health centre. You may work with a number of different allied health professionals (including occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech pathologists) or you may work with one particular professional.
Communication skills are essential as this 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.