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
Admissions and Bookings Clerks (including Theatres)
Animal House Technician
Audio visual Assistant
Cardiac Scientific Officer;
Cath Lab Technician
Corporate Admin (Secretaries and Admin Assts in non clinical areas, language services, museum, PR, Property)
Dark Room Assistant Film Processor
E.C.G. EEG/EMG Recordist
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
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;
Nuclear Medicine Technologist;
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Orthopaedic Applicance Assistant
Orthopaedic Applicance Technician
Orthopaedic Footwear Maker
Orthotist and Prosthetist;
Phlebotomist Specimen Control Officer
Respiratory Sleep Scientist;
Supervisors (Catering, Orderlies, CSSD, Transport etc)
Technician (Medical Engineering and Physics)