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June

Allied Health Assistant - Audiology

Barwon Health - Geelong, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION


  • Excellent career opportunity supporting Audiology professionals

  • Temporary Full Time - 80 hours per fortnight (until 30/6/2023)

  • Join a supportive and friendly team in a leading health organisation


About the facility


Barwon Health Audiology is based at University Hospital Geelong, and provides diagnostic hearing assessment and care for consumers in the Barwon region. Our Inpatient program contributes to safety and quality in the hospital setting by ensuring patients can be active partners in their healthcare. Allied Health Assistants work with Audiologists to ensure patients with hearing impairment are identified and supported during their hospital stay.


Barwon Health has recently been successful for state government funding to support the high demand for Ear, Nose and Throat specialist care in the Geelong region. This creates an exciting opportunity for an Allied Health Assistant to work within the Barwon Audiology team to support the development of new outreach hearing and ear health services to children and adults across the region. This brand new program will combine face to face visiting community clinics, telehealth services, other new technologies, and will link with centrally based allied health and medical specialists at University Hospital Geelong. A key focus of this program will be to improve access to excellent ear health and hearing care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our region.


About the role


You will work under the supervision of Audiologists, and be supported by other Allied Health Assistants in a multidisciplinary approach to patient centred care.


Training of the successful applicant will be available in:



  • Primary health care & patient education in ear and hearing health

  • Use of technology to screen for ear and hearing health problems in adults and children

  • Using Telehealth technology to link patients in the community with medical specialists and allied health practitioners

  • Helping patients with hearing devices when problems are identified

  • Ensuring patients can hear well enough to participate in social settings, in education, and in shared decision making with other health professionals


A current driver’s licence and a willingness to travel to regional clinics is required.


Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Police check and Working with Children Check.


About Geelong and the region


Barwon Health services the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne, is recognised as a creative city-region, adaptive and enterprising, and is located close to the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road. Local government has placed an emphasis on innovation, employment and economic growth in the Geelong region. Those choosing to apply will have the option to live in a beautiful, affordable part of the world, or have the flexibility to commute from Melbourne. Join our world class and innovation led organisation today.


Barwon Health staff benefits



  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Social club

  • Salary packaging

  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast


Diversity and Inclusion


At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.


At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.


We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.


If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.


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Geelong, VIC

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