Allied Health Rural Generalist Training Positions- Changing healthcare in the country

Miss Jaclyn Muscio1

1South West Hospital And Health Service, Roma, Australia


Allied Health Rural Generalist Training Positions are an opportunity for rural and remote Hospital and Health Services to invest in the patient, practitioner and the future of health care, working towards better health outcomes. The position encourages an accelerated graduate experience requiring flexible and adaptable solution-driven treatment, with varied levels of supervision. Rural and remote service locations allow graduates to be ‘Generalists’ working within all facets of their scope. The Rural Generalist Training Program at James Cook University provides a platform of information for graduates to contribute to create positive changes in the workplace. Courses encourage graduates to become involved in project management and build leadership skills in multi-modal work-based assignments. The program encourages graduates to continue study and research to extend themselves within their full scope of practice. By investing in the position, the Health Service can build an adaptive and skillful workforce in rural and remote areas to potentially change how health care is delivered. Patients can benefit from increased accessibility to services and the implementation of service delivery strategies such as delegation and skill sharing with other health care professionals, encouraging multidisciplinary care for patients. With few positions available, it is competitive with graduate positions at major hospitals, encouraging graduates to become leaders in rural and remote health care. The Rural Generalist Training Position gives Hospital and Health Services an opportunity, to invest in improving health services, patient care and challenge the norm, making rural and remote hospital and health services the leaders in health care.


Grew up in Regional Western Australia. Studied a Bachelor of Podiatry at University of Newcastle, New South Wales before moving to Roma Hospital in the South West Hospital and Health District working as a Podiatrist in a Graduate Allied Health Rural Generalist Training Position.

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