Allied Health Assistant


Job description

Agency Department of Health Work unit Allied Health

Job title Allied Health Assistant Designation Technical 2

Job type Full Time Duration Fixed to 04/10/2021

Salary $63,408 - $71,885 Location Darwin

Position number 906 RTF 199419 Closing 22/11/2020

Contact Amanda O’Keefe on 08 8922 8504 or Amanda.okeefe@nt.gov.au

About the agency http://www.health.nt.gov.au/

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=199419

Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all diversity

groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be

granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective:
Under direction and clinical supervision, support the work of allied health professionals through the provision of therapy and support to

patients of Top End Health Service (TEHS).

Context statement:
The TEHS Allied Health Division provides integrated allied health services in a variety of service settings including acute and sub-acute

care, primary health care, aged care and mental health across Royal Darwin Hospital and Palmerston Regional Hospital.

Key duties and responsibilities:
1. Under the supervision of an Allied Health professional provide therapy assistance to Allied Health clients.

2. Undertake work in a timely, efficient, effective and culturally appropriate manner.

3. Provide logistical and organisational support to Allied Health professionals for inpatients and outpatients.

4. Contribute to achieving the objectives of Allied Health by participation in continuous quality improvement, performance

management and relevant meetings.

5. Ensure accurate written and/or electronic records are maintained.

6. Clearly communicate with clients and health professionals and regularly liaise with supervisor.

7. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in

order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

Selection criteria:
Essential:
1. Proven ability to work effectively individually, and as part of a team, under minimal supervision providing support to Allied Health

Professionals including ability to work across various allied health disciplines.

2. Proven ability to communicate clearly using written and verbal communication skills and to interact effectively with people of diverse

cultures and social backgrounds.

3. Experience in use of computer programs (particularly Microsoft Office) and databases.

4. Proven ability to manage own time, including ability to prioritise competing tasks, in order to achieve outcomes.

5. Demonstrated commitment to continual updating and development of own professional knowledge and expertise in the domain of

patient health care.

6. Awareness of workplace health and safety (WHS) and equal employment opportunity (EEO) standards.

7. Hold a current Northern Territory (NT) driver’s licence or the ability to obtain.

Desirable:
1. Demonstrated completion of Certificate IV Allied Health Assistant (or equivalent).

2. Demonstrated ability to work in a hospital environment.

Further information:
Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities or

vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. Positions may be subject to pre-employment checks such as immunisation requirements, working

with children clearance notice and criminal history checks. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a

relevant criminal history. More information on pre-employment checks specific to this role can be sourced through the vacancy contact.