Port Kembla Hospital

Participating hospital information updated Friday 29th July 2016. Please contact specific hospitals if further information is required.


P O Box 21, WARRAWONG NSW 2502



Manager / Contact

Maren (Marnie) JONES- PKH Physiotherapy Unit Head

Email: maren.jones@health.nsw.gov.au

Phone: (02)42238210


No of FYGs


No of physios (PT) and assistants (A)

Physios 12 F/T, 13 P/T, Assistants 2 F/T, 4 P/T

No of hospital beds


FYG Clinical Rotations

Rehabilitation inpatients- 10/11 week rotation as part of the ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate Program.

Working hours

Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm.

Allocated day off every four weeks in consultation with team and Unit Head.

Weekend shifts


Evening shifts




No accommodation on site. Can access Wollongong Hospital Staff Accommodation, if available.


 Parking on site and street parking available within 2-3 blocks of hospital.

Orientation Process

Corporate orientation 1/2 day + eMR training 1/2 day - remaining orientation completed online via My Health Learning modules. Site and department orientation on first day of each new rotation. ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate Handbook supplied as part of ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate Program.


Education programs





ISLHD New Graduate Skills and Education Program to be held on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th January 2018. 

ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate Handbook supplied as part of ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate Skills and Education Program. 

Site specific orientation and education revision program each rotation.





Departmental inservices plus tutorials (Departmental and Inpatient Rehabilitation specific) scheduled with you throughout the rotation.

Pre-Requisites e.g. D/L; Interest in clinical areas relevant to facility

Current NSW drivers license (or equivalent)


Social Activities

All water sports / all outdoor sports / Bushwalking / Theatres / National Parks / Cycling / Horse Riding. Employee gymnasium $1/week may be available. Close to three beaches and Lake Illawarra.

Wheelchair basketball, sailability, disabled surfing.

Support Mechanisms

 ISLHD Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential, and professional counselling service for all staff. ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate Coordinator and senior staff are friendly and supportive.

Annual Leave Policy

Two weeks of annual leave will be approved during the new graduate year. All leave is granted at the discretion of the Physiotherapy Unit Heads, taking into account the needs of each service. No leave can be taken in the first 3 months. Leave is spread evenly across all sites.