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Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health Professionals (AHP) play a vital role in seeing patients regain their independence and lead a fulfilling life in the community. As part of the multi-disciplinary team, our AHPs provide a range of diagnostic, therapeutic and direct patient care that are critical to other healthcare professionals they work with.  From diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation, they are empowered to make independent assessment and decisions on the care for patients.

At Sengkang General Hospital, we offer different career progression tracks to cater to the differing aspirations, inclinations and strengths of individual AHPs. Specifically, our AHPs can choose to develop a clinical specialisation, undertake research, participate in education or move into management roles. 

Career Tracks

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Our Allied Health Professionals

Audiologists provide care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders for people of all ages. They work with patients to minimise the negative impact of these disorders and achieve improved health outcomes and quality of life.
Dietitians provide medical nutrition therapy to patients, which includes evidence-based diets, nutrition education and counselling, as well as nutritional supplements, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition. They also conduct nutrition assessment and design nutrition care plans for patients.
Medical/Laboratory technologists conduct a wide array of diagnostic laboratory tests to analyse, detect and identify diseases or disease-causing microbes for the diagnoses of patient conditions and diseases.
Medical social workers provide psychosocial care and support to patients and their families through interventions such as psychotherapy, supportive counselling, grief counselling, financial assistance, and linking them up to relevant community resources and support.
Imaging technologists/Sonographers perform ultrasound examinations and produce high quality ultrasonic imagery for clinicians to diagnose and formulate care plans for patients.
Occupational therapy plays a crucial role in ensuring that patients regain their independence in the activities of daily living, self-care, employment and leisure. Occupational therapists care for patients of all ages and conditions, and use a variety of treatment approaches to cater to different individuals’ needs.
Pharmactists optimise drug therapy for patients through the review of indications, dosages, drug interactions, side effects, cost and possible non-compliance of medication. They work in both general and specialty clinical areas including Oncology, Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Paediatrics and Transplantation.
Physiotherapists manage a wide range of conditions, including patients with physical disabilities or musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary conditions. They help patients optimise their mobility after an injury, surgery or illness by prescribing safe and evidence-based exercises to improve their functional capacity, joint mobility and balance, build muscle strength and relieve pain.
Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions in the legs and feet, including wound management, toenail pathologies, ingrown toe nails, skin lesions, deformities, biomechanical problems and development problems in children’s feet.
Psychologists assess patients’ mental state, emotional wellbeing, and psychological functioning. They use therapy to help patients cope with their medical or psychological condition to improve general functioning and psychological wellbeing.
Radiographers perform radiographic procedures independently to produce diagnostic quality images for radiological interpretation to help diagnose or treat patients’ conditions.
Respiratory therapists are experts in managing airways and accessing the vascular system. They assist with the management of artificial airways and help patients, especially those on ventilators, to breathe better by monitoring their breathing. They also work to provide relief to patients who have cardiopulmonary, sleep disorders and neuromuscular problems.
Speech therapists assess and manage swallowing and communication disorders in adults and/or children. Communication disorders include disorders in speech, language, fluency and voice.