Sunday, March 18, 2018

GV Health awarded new jobs in Allied Health

David Lee September 6, 2017

A NEW Senior Grade 3 Allied Health Clinical Educator (Science Stream) position and Allied Health Research & Translation position (Therapy Stream) has been created at GV Health following a funding announcement made by the Victorian Government.

Twenty new senior jobs for allied health professionals have been created by the Victorian Government which is investing more than $260M in building and developing Victoria’s health and human services workforce.

The newly created jobs will improve the quality of care for patients in the region through ground breaking clinical research and education to staff.

GV Health divisional director clinical support services, Jacinta Russell said the new roles would be a welcome asset in the region.

“We are extremely pleased to receive new and ongoing funding for a full-time Allied Health (Science) Clinical Educator role to maximise our best-practice clinical delivery for our allied health workforce in the science disciplines, such as radiographers, medical scientists, pharmacists, sonographers and nuclear medicine.

“The Allied Health (Science) Clinical Educator is a new role to GV Health and will help build a highly skilled workforce to align with the requirements of the organisation’s new redevelopment and expansion of services offered by allied health professionals over the coming years,” Ms Russell said.

GV Health chief allied health officer, director ambulatory care division and community care directorate, Gayle Sammut said allied health staff are excited to have the opportunity to work in partnership with St Vincent’s, Melbourne and the University of Melbourne.

“The new Allied Health Research and Translation position will assist with retaining clinicians and their expertise in regional areas, and through research and innovation in clinical practice, deliver better outcomes for our patients and the community,” Ms Sammut said.