Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander health workers provide clinical and primary health care for individuals, families and community groups. They deal with patients, clients and visitors to hospitals and health clinics, and assist with arranging, coordinating and providing health care in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health clinics. Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander health workers may choose to specialise in particular health areas such as optical, hearing, womenâ€™s health or infant care.
Specialisations: Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Hospital Liaison
Youth workers work with and support young people, either individually or in groups, by developing and facilitating programmes that address social, behavioural, welfare, developmental and protection needs.
Medical practitioners diagnose physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, and prescribe medications and treatment to promote or restore good health.
Specialisations: Addiction Medicine Practitioner Anaesthetist Dermatologist Emergency Medicine Practitioner General Practitioner Intensive Care Medicine Practitioner Medical Administrator Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Occupational and Environmental Medicine Practitioner Ophthalmologist Paediatrician and Child Health Practitioner Pain Medicine Practitioner Palliative Medicine Practitioner Pathologist Physician Psychiatrist Public Health Medicine Practitioner Radiation Oncologist Radiologist Rehabilitation Medicine Practitioner Sexual Health Medicine Practitioner Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician Surgeon Brain Surgeon Cardiovascular Surgeon Orthopaedic Surgeon Plastic Surgeon
Fitness instructors are involved in the assessment, teaching, training and supervision of a variety of people in health and fitness clubs, gymnasiums, sports centres and community recreation organisations.
Aged care workers provide care, supervision and support for aged people in residential establishments, clinics, hospitals and private residence. Aged care workers assist with the maintenance of personal care, domestic duties and management of illness. They also provide companionship and emotional support, and promote independence and community participation.
Disability support workers provide care, supervision and support for people with disabilities in the home, residential establishments, clinics and hospitals. They also work with other health professionals to maximise the individual's physical and mental wellbeing. They also provide companionship and emotional support, and when possible, promote independence and community participation.
Anaesthetic technicians prepare and maintain anaesthetic equipment for operating theatres and clinics, and assist anaesthetists during anaesthetic procedures.
Toxicologists study the harmful effects of chemical, physical and biological agents on living organisms by detecting and examining the symptoms, mechanisms and treatments of poisoning (especially the poisoning of people). They also determine safe or acceptable levels of exposure to particular agents.