Welcome to the IAHA Newsletter January 2017
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Message from the Chair

Welcome Members and Partners to the first IAHA newsletter for 2017!
 
I’m pleased to be starting 2017 as the new Chairperson of IAHA and we look forward to building on the strengths of the previous board.
 
The year has started off with a great achievement for Indigenous health with the appointment of the Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP as the Minister for Indigenous Health and Aged Care. We look forward to working with Minister Wyatt collaboratively to improve the health and wellbeing of our people.
 
We at IAHA are committed to supporting Indigenous leadership across the health sector and believe it is a vital component of supporting the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health sector. So what can you do to join us strengthening our sector? There are three immediate and quite tangible actions you can take today.
 
Firstly, you can become a Mentor in the IAHA Mentoring Program. I have been a mentor for a number of years and it is a very rewarding experience to build a supportive mentoring relationship to support someone to achieve his or her goals.
 
Secondly, you take part in our workforce development survey. Your valuable insight is essential to IAHA as we work to create a strong strategic direction for the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce To those of you who have taken part in our workforce development survey, thank you for your valuable contribution.
 
Lastly, if you know anyone who is an allied health professional and students, let them know about the fantastic benefits of becoming an IAHA member and joining a growing network of allied health professionals.
 
Don’t forget to save the date for our 4th Biennial National Conference, which will be held on the 23-30 November 2017.
 
Nicole Turner
Chairperson, IAHA

IAHA Workforce Development Survey


Closing this Friday, 3rd February 2017

IAHA wants your input to help inform our Workforce Development Strategy. This survey is for present and past Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health graduates and students.

The survey is live until Friday 3rd February 2017 and can be accessed at: https://www.research.net/r/IAHAworkforce

We appreciate your time and assistance as we develop this important workforce development strategy. Please feel free to contact IAHA on (02) 6285 1010.

Jordana's Journey into Speech Pathology

Jordana Stanford is a Gamilaraay woman who grew up on a property outside of North-Western Sydney. She is a Speech Pathologist that graduated from the University of Sydney in 2012. Jordana was awarded IAHA’s Allied Health Inspiration Award in 2015.

Her interest in Speech Pathology was first sparked at age 10 when her little brother saw a Speech Pathologist while in kindergarten and she got to sit in on one session. Read more...

IAHA Members represent at Yabun Festival 2017

We love it when our members step up and get involved! Big thanks to IAHA members Nellie, Will, Tiarnee, Nicola, Gabe and Cohen for representing IAHA at the Yabun Festival on 26 January 2017 in Sydney. We really value their commitment, time and enthusiasm as they connected with community and spoke to people about careers in allied health.

Save the Date: IAHA National Conference 2017

IAHA is pleased to announce that we will be holding the 4th Biennial National Conference at the Rendezvous Hotel in Perth, Western Australia from the 27 - 30 November 2017. More information to follow.

Congratulations Hon. Ken Wyatt AM, MP

(L-R) Greg Hunt, Michael Sukkar, Malcom Turnbull, David Gillespie, Arthur Sinodinos and Ken Wyatt. Credit - ABC News: Nick Haggarty
On the 24th January 2017 the Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP was sworn into the Commonwealth Ministry as the Minister for Indigenous Health and Aged Care. Read more...
Applications for IAHA Bursaries are NOW OPEN!

Click here to find out more or apply.

Are you an IAHA member? If not, join now!

The unique IAHA point of difference is that IAHA brings together and collectively supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cohorts within over 20 allied health professions and value add to existing development & supports and non-Indigenous professionals within context of improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.

Click here to join now! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook too! 

Other Health News

Review of Competency Standards for Occupational Therapy Practice – Public Consultation NOW OPEN

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the Board) is seeking feedback from the profession, stakeholders and the community on the proposed revised competency standards for occupational therapists. Please visit the Board’s website here for up to date information on the consultation.


Call for Applicants: Masters in Applied Epidemiology at ANU

The MPhil (Applied Epidemiology) run by the Australian National University (ANU) is a two-year research degree that emphases learning-by-doing. Read more...

Volunteer with NASCA in Remote NT

NASCA (National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy)  is a dedicated Aboriginal not-for-profit focused on enriching the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. Read more...
 

Release of National Health Workforce Dataset – Allied Health 2015 Data

The Commonwealth Department of Health recently released the National Health Workforce Dataset (NHWDS) Allied Health 2015 data  Read more...

Applications Now Open: Go Rural

Go Rural is facilitated by Rural Health Workforce Australia (RHWA) in partnership with the national network of not-for-profit Rural Workforce Agencies. Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN) offers an exciting opportunity to six university students from across Australia to fly to the Northern Territory (NT) to participate in its 2017 Go Rural program and Pop-Up PHN. Read more...

Diabetes Pathway Survey for Aboriginal /Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners

ADEA is developing a pathway to help determine the needs of the established health workforce in Indigenous communities and to set the standards for the health workforce in Indigenous communities to deliver quality evidence-based diabetes education. Read more...
 

Want to help design the new health payments system?

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) are keen to work with allied health professionals who might be interested in taking part in their research to help with the design of the new health payments system. Read more...
 

Apply Now - National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP) 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people aged 16 to 25 years are eligible for this week-long program. Read more...
 

Important Dates & Events

3 February 2017 - IAHA Workforce Development Survey Closes

13 February 2017 - National Apology Day

27 February 2017 - Applications close for the Melbourne Poche Leadership Fellows Program 

17 March 2017 - National Close the Gap Day

26 - 29 April 2017 - National Rural Health Conference, Cairns, QLD

 
26 May 2017 - National Sorry Day

27 May – 3 June 2017 - National Reconciliation Week

2 – 9 July 2017 - National NAIDOC Week

4 August 2017 - National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

9 August 2017 - International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

27 - 30 November 2017 - IAHA National Conference, Perth, WA
Have we missed and important date or event? If so, please let us know so we can include it in the next newsletter.

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Job Opportunities

Visit the new Jobs Board on the IAHA website here to view job opportunities that arise throughout the month. Do you have a job that you would like advertised through IAHA networks? Please send through to admin@iaha.com.au.

Clinical Pharmacist – Epic Pharmacy, Port Macquarie – click here for further details – applications close 3 February 2017 

Radiation Oncologist – ROC Fraser Coast, QLD – click here for further details – applications close 3 February 2017 

Service Delivery Manager – Icon Group, Full time, South Brisbane – click here for further details – applications close 3 February 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dental Assistant Traineeship – Victoria Dental Health Services - Melbourne, VIC – click here for further details – applications close  5 February 2017

Clinical Lead or Charge Radiation Therapist – ROC Cairns, QLD – click here for further details – applications close 12 February 2017. 

Financial Accountant, Icon Group – Core Services – Full time, South Brisbane – click here for further details – applications close 17 February 2017.

Management Accountant, Icon Group – Core Services – Full time, South Brisbane – click here for further details – applications close 17 February 2017.

Dentist – Remote Area Health Corps -Northern Territory – click here for further details – Ongoing

Dental Therapists – Remote Area Health Corps - Northern Territory – click here for further details – Ongoing

Dental Assistants – Remote Area Health Corps - Northern Territory – click here for further details – Ongoing

Audiologist – Remote Area Health Corps - Northern Territory – click here for further details – Ongoing

The positions listed above are for your information only. Indigenous Allied Health Australia does not seek to endorse any of the positions, organisations, material or statements contained within.

If you have any enquiries about these positions please do not contact Indigenous Allied Health Australia, but rather contact the specified organisation or person directly.

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