About the HSUWA

The HSUWA is the union that represents more than 20,000 allied health and health science professionals, technicians and assistants, clerks and administrators, supervisors and managers.

HSUWA members work in Western Australia's public and private hospitals and health services, pathology, radiology, aged care, disability services, community pharmacy, and dental practices. The HSUWA represents more than 3,000 healthworkers in regional WA.

We work hard to support our members at work and we campaign for better health policies and outcomes for all West Australians.The HSUWA is not affiliated to any political party, making us an independent voice for our members. 

Are you eligible to be a member of the HSUWA ?

The Rules of the HSUWA allow employees in health professional, administrative, clerical, general, technical and supervisory jobs to become members of the union. The list below is a guide only, it is not exhaustive. Keep in mind that job titles change frequently , and there are even new occupations and professions being added from time to time. You can add extra titles such as senior , chief, deputy chief, co-ordinator, assistant, manager etc.

If you are not sure about your job then please call our office and we will do our best to help.

 Aboriginal Liaison Officer

 Administration

 Admissions and Bookings Clerks (including Theatres)

 Anaesthetic Technician

 Animal House Technician

 Architectural Draughtsperson

 Art Therapist

 Audio Metrician

 Audio visual Assistant

 Audiologist;

 Bio Engineer;

 Bio-Engineering Technician

 Cardiac Scientific Officer;

 Cardiac Technician

 Cath Lab Technician

 Clinic Clerks

 Clinical Coders

 Clinical Perfusionist;

 Clinical Psychologist;

 Corporate Admin (Secretaries and Admin Assts in non clinical areas, language services, museum, PR, Property)

 Craft Worker

 Cytotechnician

 Dark Room Assistant Film Processor

 Dental Therapist

 Dentist;

 Dietitian;

 Draughtsperson

 E.C.G. EEG/EMG Recordist

 ED Clerks

 Engineer;

 Exercise Physiologist;

 Finance

 Handicraft Instructor

 Handicraft Worker

 Health Education Officer

 Health Information Management (includes Managers, Co-ordinators, Supervisiors

 Health Promotion Officer

 HR (includes IR, OSH, Workers Comp, education and training)

 Information and Communications Technology

 Laboratory Technician Technical Assistant

 Librarian;

 Library Technician

 Maintenance Engineer

 Management (including CEOs, Directors, senior managers, managers)

 Maxillo Facial Technician

 Medical Administration (Secretaries and Admin Assistants in clinical departments, Quality)

Medical Imaging Assistant

 Medical Artist/ Photographer

 Medical Imaging Technologist/Sonographer;

 Medical Imaging Technologist;

 Medical Physicist;

 Medical Records

 Medical Scientist;

 Mortuary Technician

 Neurophysiology Technician

 Neurophysiology Technologist;

 Nuclear Medicine Technologist;

 Occupational Therapist;

 Occupational Therapy Assistant

 Optometrist;

 Orthopaedic Applicance Assistant

 Orthopaedic Applicance Technician

 Orthopaedic Footwear Maker

 Orthopaedic Technician

 Orthoptist;

 Orthotic Technician

 Orthotist and Prosthetist;

 Outreach Worker

 Pharmacist;

 Pharmacy Technician

 Phlebotomist Specimen Control Officer

 Physicist;

Physiotherapist Assistant

Rehabilitation Technologist

 Physiotherapist;

 Podiatrist;

 Psychologist;

 Radiation Therapist;

 Rehabilitation Officer

 Research Officer

 Respiratory Scientist;

 Respiratory Sleep Scientist;

 Respiratory Technician

 Security Officers

 Shift Engineer

 Sleep Technologist;

 Social Worker;

 Sonographer;

 Speech Pathologist

 Supervisors (Catering, Orderlies, CSSD, Transport etc)

 Supply

 Switchboard

 Technical Officer

 Technician (Medical Engineering and Physics)

 Theatre Technician

 Therapy Assistant

 Trade Instructor

 Transplant Co-ordinator

 Urology Technician

 Ward Clerks

 Welfare Officer

 

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