Mental health professionals – A new program called ‘Partners in Recovery’ is being rolled out nationally, which is fuelling a need to recruit more mental health professionals, including Support Facilitators, Mental Health Clinicians and Intake Officers. Vacancies are available on both a permanent and temporary basis.
Child protection Caseworkers, Case Managers and Child Protection Support Workers – The need for child protection professionals is ongoing due to the transition of services from the Government to NGOs. But the supply of good candidates has fallen since a number of vacancies are now on offer.
Executive Managers in Disabilities – Changes in services have created this need.
Facilities Managers, Directors of Nursing and Registered Nurses in aged care – Within the aged care sector there is a shortage of candidates with key skills and relevant experience.
Physiotherapists – There is an ongoing candidate shortage and consequently the demand for Physiotherapists from both private practice and aged care providers is not met by supply.
Podiatrists – These professionals are especially sought in the aged care environment where there is a high risk factor for patients.
Medical Imaging Specialists – Sonographers and Radiographers are sought across all modalities.
Specialist Nurses – In greatest demand are High Dependency Unit Nurses and Intensive Care Nurses. These are highly specialist areas for which there is a shortage of suitable candidates.
Remote Area Nurses – It remains an ongoing challenge to find nurses willing to work in remote locations. Emergency Department Nurses are also needed in remote areas. Short-term contracts are available, but remote locations are not appealing to a lot of candidates.
Remote Area Midwives – Again the demand is for experienced Midwives to work in remote locations. Short-term contracts are also on offer for these professionals.
Facility Care Managers (aged care) – Professionals with a current AHPRA registration as well as relevant experience and skills are in high demand.
A large number of job cuts by Queensland Health has eased staffing demand in certain areas, especially in the major population centres. But specialist roles and remote area roles remain very challenging to fill.