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Work Place Health

Are you looking for a solution to all of your Workplace Injury Management needs?
Are you frustrated by the number of injury claims that have become overstated, prolonged or gone through to settlement?
Would you like to have a proven injury management strategy to reduce the number of expensive claims and return your employees back to work sooner?

Allied Health Services Australia can provide you the cost effective and proactive solution you have been looking for.
Through the implementation of a number of important key steps, your work place health expense may be reduced to more realistic levels.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact Allied Health Services Australia.

Phone: (07) 5528 8617
Administration Office- 2/100 Cheltenham Drive, Robina, Gold Coast.


  • Preemployment physical and medicals
  • Functional capacity evaluation
  • Injury treatment and management
  • Suitable duties program
  • Return to work program
  • Ergonomic assessment
  • Case management
  • Physical conditioning program
  • Psychological assistance with reintegration into the work place
  • Manual Handling training



The 6-step approach

For effective injury prevention, treatment and management strategy, Allied Health Services Australia recommends the following:

Pre employment Assessments - This ensures that the company is not taking on a potential risk orliability from the outset of employment. Specific job descriptions are matched to a specific level of assessment to ensure accuracy with testing protocols. This occurs subsequent to an "on site" job description and work place analysis.

Injury Management System- All injuries are to be identified and directed for diagnosis, treatment and prognosis on the day of injury to prevent delay of return to work and potential claim. An accurate documentation of the events and resultant outcomes may assist as a defense against an over stated claim in the future.

Onsite weekly "Employee Injury Clinic"- Maintains a healthy work place free from injury. Ensures that potential claims are avoided and any injury is quickly and proactively managed regardless of the cause.

Risk Assessment, Stratification and Solution- Identify potential risks and provide cost effective solution before a serious injury arises. Most injuries are preventable, often risk to injury can be dramatically reduced through either of the following:

-Further training, new technique or strategy -Change in the environmental set up -Introduction or modification of equipment

Manual Handling Education- Most people genuinely wish to conduct themselves in a safe manner to ensure absence of injury. However, many people simply lack the knowledge and skill set to complete such. This education is essential if a company is going to maintain low work place injury, in particular back injury associated through poor lifting technique.

Healthy Options Program- Employees often fail to maintain their own personal physical capacity at a level that may be deemed sufficient to perform the most basic expected duties. Spinal and overall physical strength is ignored, particularly in the ageing work force. The most common excuse, "I Don't Have Time Due to Work Commitments". However, a healthy options program will not only increase and maintain the physical capacity of your employees to complete their employment duties, but also increase their morale and feelings of support from the company itself.


The Reality Check

  • During 2011 within the Queensland Health Care and Social Assistance industries there were 11,711 new statutory claims, which equated to 12.6%. This figure further equated to a $78.7 million dollar expense to the employers of Queensland.
  • In Queensland 48,292 injuries were musculoskeletal related, which equated to 52.1% of all injuries.
  • The largest area of injuries indicated by Work Cover Queensland were "back" related, with 17,466 claims and thus 18.8% of all musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Healthcare and social assistance represented the 3rd highest industry for new common law claims, which equated 494 in total.
  • Incidence rates of "serious workers compensation claims" increase with employee age.
  • A typical serious claim required on average 4 weeks absence from work.
  • One quarter of serious claims required 12 or more weeks off work.
  • One in five serious claims involved an injury to the back.
  • Work related injury and illness were estimated to cost $60.6 billion in the 2008-
    2009 financial year. This represented 4.8% of the GDP.
  • 43% of all serious claims were the result of sprains and strains of joints and adjacent muscles.
  • 40.8% of injuries were the result of "body stressing" of the employee.
    Source

    1) Key Work Health and Safety Statistics, Australia 2012
    2) Work Cover Queensland Annual Report 2010-2011


How To Have Your Company's Injury Prevention, Treatment and Management Effectively Guided By Allied Health Services Australia.
  1. Request a no obligation meeting and company assessment with Allied Health Services Australia in order to clarify company goals, current injury rates and areas of concern.
  2. Allied Health Services Australia will develop a comprehensive, individualised, multilevel plan and discuss its content, cost and implementation with the company prior to its initiation.
  3. Officially engage Allied Health Services Australia by way of standard service agreement.
  4. The procedure of each program and how it is to be effectively implemented will be discussed and determined with the company.
  5. Data will be collected continually throughout the course of engagement so that injury rate, return to work pathways and overall cost savings can be monitored.
  6. Close and continuous communication will occur between Allied Health Services Australia and the company to ensure smooth progression of all employee programs.
  7. Regular review and updating of the programs will occur to ensure that the company's package remains relevant and absolutely effective at all times.
  8. Allied Health Services Australia will gladly assist with the development of sound company policy and procedure as requested to ensure optimal
    documentation and adherence to national OH&S policy.


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Medical Centres

Looking for an Allied Health team to provide services onsite at your medical centre location?

Would you like a complete tool kit of experienced allied health professionals on the ready, without having to employ them directly?

Would you like to provide a one stop approach for you patients toward all of their health care needs?

Is your medical centre looking at trying to keep your referrals in house and maximise overall turnover?

If you answered yes to any of the above, maybe you would like to consider partnering with those who know how to make it happen.

Why choose Allied Health Services Australia?

Our allied health clinicians all hold up- to-date professional accreditation, attend on-going training under the guidance of their managers and professional associations, and maintain thorough standardised clinical records and patient progress notes. All employees are expected to carry out their duties diligently and to the highest professional standards. All staff must ensure and regard as completely and strictly confidential, all information relating to our patients.

For more information please call 07 55 288 617 or come visit us at 2/100 Cheltenham Drive, Robina.

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Aged Care Facilities

Are you looking for a dedicated, multi disciplinary and ACFI educated team of Allied Health professionals?
Do you wish to have an allied health manager regularly onsite for close communication and interaction to ensure greatest efficiency?
Are you looking for an experienced service to provide a boutique style service where your care facility is placed at the highest priority and isn't lost amongst the others?
Does quality of care and positive resident outcomes rate high on your wish list?

Allied Health Services Australia is available to provide your facility with an individualised service at an affordable rate. Our focus remains always on building the long-term relationship. We look to grow together side by side with your organisation over the years ahead.

If this is the type of allied health service you are looking for for your facility, please kindly consider requesting an appointment to discuss a potential new relationship with Allied Health Services Australia.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact Allied Health Services Australia.

Phone: (07) 5528 8617
Administration Office- 2/100 Cheltenham Drive, Robina, Gold Coast


  • ACFI "Chronic pain" Management Program.
  • New resident "Resident Needs Assessment"
  • Regular Care Plan Reviews
  • Equipment Prescription and Organisation
  • Physiotherapy Treatment, Rehabilitation and Management
  • Mobility and Maintenance Program
  • Falls Prevention Program
  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Mobility & Maintenance Therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Podiatrist
  • Manual Handling Training
  • Pressure care Wound Prevention Program
  • Quality Manual Handling Training (Three level program)
  • Risk Assessment and Prevention Manual Handling Facility Program
  • Education Training- e.g. Disability, Disease and Illness, Pressure Management
  • Complete array of Allied Health clinical disciplines available for onsite facility service provision.
  • Nurse agency services available for time of facility nurse illness, unexpected resignation, holiday leave etc.
  • Diabetes Educator
  • Psychologist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Registered Nurse Agency Service




QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

AHSA has developed and has instituted for all employees;


  • Standardised Evidence-Based Clinical Pathways
  • A Quality Assurance System
  • OH&S Policies and Procedures
  • Risk Management Policies and Procedures
  • Complaints Procedures; both internal and external
  • Professional and extensive patient reporting systems and timetables



COMPANY PERFORMANCE

Allied Health Services Australia is based on the Gold Coast. The company has spent over a decade perfecting and moulding treatment and training courses in order to ensure absolute relevance within the health and community sector. As a result AHSA has been the recipient of industry awards for excellence.

AHSA was awarded the 2010 FINALIST for the Spinal Injuries Association 'Inclusive Community Champion Award for Best Local Business/Community Provider, presented by the Gold Coast Mayor, Ron Clark. With this association we are often called upon to assess clients for them for placement in homes etc.

AHSA was previously granted funding to develop a Mobility, Maintenance and Falls Prevention Program from the General Practice Gold Coast divisional office.



INDUSTRY PREFERRED PROVIDER

In addition to holding many ongoing and long standing service agreements with a number of Gold Coast based care organisations and Nursing facilities, AHSA is the preferred provider of extra allied health support services within many Gold Coast facilities, additional to their own employed allied health clinicians. We perform extensive treatment with residents of numerous aged care facilities throughout the south east QLD corner.

AHSA is the preferred providers of Manual Handling Training Seminars for care staff and ancillary staff within many facilities throughout the Gold Coast / Brisbane region.



CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION,
CLINICAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

AHSA understands the importance of maintaining accurate and extensive clinical documentation to the highest of standards. As a result AHSA have developed their own quality clinical templates, which may be utilised on their own, or moulded to enhance the pre-existing templates presently used at your facilities. This will not only ensure that all accreditation and audit assessments are passed with flying colours but also the resident's diagnosis, treatment and outcomes are presented for easy reference by all who require access. Whether hard copy or computer based record keeping is required, AHSA is dedicated to continuously updating and improving clinical templates and their associated procedures and protocols to ensure optimal effectiveness.


ACFI FUNDING

AHSA is well informed with regard to the opportunities for residents and their facility to gain funding for various required treatments. Where clinically indicated and financially possible, AHSA will strive to seek assistive funding for the facility and/or individual from the appropriate governing bodies to ensure maximal treatment is afforded at the minimum financial cost to the individual and/ or facility. The Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) is an example of one funding source that AHSA has a sound understanding and will utilise effectively to ensure maximal benefit for both the resident and facility.

"Under Item 4a Complex Health Care, a directive that describes the complex pain management to be performed must be given by a registered nurse or a medical practitioner or an allied health professional included on the list of allied health professionals. Under item 4a, a registered nurse or an allied health professional may provide complex pain management and practice" as, indicated in the ACFI user guide.

"This will involve therapeutic massage and/ or pain management involving technical equipment specifically designed for pain management AND frequency at least weekly AND involving at least 20 minutes of staff time in total. You can only claim one item 4-either "4a" or "4b" as indicated in the ACFI user guide.

"Under Item "4b" pain management services would need to be provided by a listed allied health professional and the directive given by a medical practitioner or listed allied health professional." as indicated in the ACFI user guide.

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Nurse Agency Services

Need Registered Nurses at short notice to cover your in-house nurse's leave and holidays?

Allied Health Services Australia has quality registered nurses available and ready to provide clinical services as and when required.
Whether it is for a week, full day or half day, it doesn't matter. Our rates are highly competitive and our Registered Nurses are ready to assist.

Why are we different?

When you decide to engage our Nurse agency services for your medical centre, our Nurse Manager will attend your facility at "no cost" in order to develop an orientation package specifically for your centre. This enables our nurses to hit the ground running, as each are provided with the package to study, prior to attending.
This significantly reduces the frustration associated with training agency nurses onsite at a time when resource is already stretched.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact Allied Health Services Australia.

Phone: (07) 5528 8617
Administration Office- 2/100 Cheltenham Drive, Robina, Gold Coast

 

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Education and Training services

Are you looking for intelligent degree qualified health educators for your college, university or company?

Would you like to have your participants provided the most up to date "evidence-based knowledge" by an educator who is not only highly experienced and an industry leader, but also entertaining and an effective communicator?

Allied Health Services Australia have a number of qualified educators ready to supply presentation services for your educative requirements. Whether it is a one off presentation, semester or entire course duration of education required, Allied Health Services Australia can meet your needs.

Our presenters include the following health professionals:
Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Registered Nurses, Fitness Consultants, Psychologists and Dietitians.

Our typical clientele include Universities, Colleges and Corporate Companies.
Certificate through to degree level.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact Allied Health Services Australia.

Phone: (07) 5528 8617
Administration Office- 2/100 Cheltenham Drive, Robina, Gold Coast

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Manual Handling Training For Nurse, Carer and Ancillary Staff

Manual Handling concerns?...... We have the solution!

AHSA provides a complete comprehensive manual handling 3 level course for new employees as well as refresher sessions for existing employees.

These courses are industry specific and include both theory and practical components. All techniques instructed are developed on supportive evidence-based research and are tailored to meet the needs of the individual, facility or care organisation.
At the end of the training session the attendee will complete a thorough competency and receive a certificate upon successful completion.

Courses may be conducted either on location or in a special purpose AHSA seminar room.

Manual Handling courses include:
-Large group training
-Small group training
-Patient specific training
-One on one training is also available for those returning to work from recent injury

For further information please do not hesitate to contact Allied Health Services Australia.
Phone: (07) 5528 8617
Administration Office- 2/100 Cheltenham Drive, Robina, Gold Coast

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