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1 A Health Career SA Health
Gill Norrington, Manager, Recruitment Strategy Margaret McCallum, Recruitment Consultant

2 Careers in Health Medical Nursing Allied Health Professionals GPs
Specialists, Hospital Medical Officers Nursing Enrolled Registered Specialist Allied Health Professionals

3 Allied Health Professionals
Allied Health Assistant Ambulance Paramedic Art Therapist Audiologist Biomedical Engineer Diagnostic Radiography Dietitian Exercise Physiologist Health Scientist Hospital Pharmacist Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic Life Style Coordinator Medical Diagnostic Radiographer Medical Imaging Medical Laboratory Technical Officer Medical Physicist Medical Scientist Music Therapist Nuclear Medicine Technologist Nutritionist Occupational Therapist Optometrist Orthoptist Osteopath Othotics and Prosthetics Pharmacist Physiotherapist Physiotherapy Assistant Podiatrist Podiatry Assistant Prosthestist / Orthotist Psychologist Radiation Therapist Social Worker Sonographer Speech Pathologist Therapy Aide Ultrasound Radiography

4 Pathways Degree Level Associate Diploma Level Certificate Level
Vocational Education Training Program

5 The graph below shows the age profile of nurses registered by the Nurses Board of South Australia (NBSA) in 2006. 2006 SA AIHW Nursing & Midwifery Labour force Survey.

6 The following graph shows the increase in the average age of GPs from 2001 to 2005 as reported in the March 2006 Department of Health publication titled 'South Australian Medical Labour Force 2005'.

7 Health care challenge – Health workforce
Demand for health care services is increasing at a time when there is an international shortage of medical and nursing staff. It is increasingly difficult to recruit GPs to work in country areas. While South Australia has succeeded in recruiting health professionals in recent years, we know recruitment will become more difficult in particular specialties, such as obstetrics and intensive care.


9 Medical Research Institute
The establishment of a South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute will ensure South Australia's strong position in health and medical research in the future

10 New Royal Adelaide Hospital
The new hospital will incorporate the services of the current Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), and will assume some of the more complex services from The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH). It will transform and improve the face of Adelaide’s West End. It will have more than same day and overnight admissions per year, 800 beds (including 100 same-day), an ambulatory care centre, operating theatre suite, all clinical and non-clinical support services necessary for the provision of high quality and safe patient care, and an excellent facility for teaching and research.



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