Allied Health services at Western Health encompasses a broad group of health professionals including physiotherapists, dietitians, psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, radiographers, allied health assistants, podiatrists, language interpreters, pharmacists, audiologists and social workers. These professionals use evidence-based practice for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic disease and promote disease prevention.
Western Health is focused on providing BEST care to our patients through excellence in education, professional development and research. Western Health is only one of two Victoria Public Hospitals that is also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). We offer a wide range of qualification options from Certificates through to Post Graduate level. Allied Health professionals can access internal and external professional development opportunities.
Located within the Western Centre of Health Research and Education is the Western Clinical School for Medicine and Allied Health in partnership with the University of Melbourne and also houses researchers, academics and educators from Western Health, Victoria University and the University of Melbourne.
Western Health’s culture fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and a supportive environment. It serves a diverse community of over 1 million people that brings with it a variety in presentations and enables complex care from NICU right though to Geriatrics. This allows Allied Health professionals to develop their skills across a range of clinical areas within our health service. Western Health also supports advance practice credentialing across multiple allied health disciplines.
Our senior allied health leaders encourage and mentor our employees and work together to provide the BEST care for our patients. A structured clinical supervision is provided to enable our allied health employees to learn, grow and always offer the best care to our patients.
Western Health facilitates flexibility with employment across full time, part-time and fixed-term appointments.
Western Health is located in the largest growth corridor in Victoria in terms of health employment and population. The new $1.5 billion Footscray Hospital will treat almost 15,000 additional patients and facilitate an additional 20,000 other people to be treated by the emergency department each year.
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