Nepean Hospital

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


Derby Street, KINGSWOOD; P O Box 63, PENRITH NSW 2751


Manager / Contact

Shelley Boyle

Phone: (02) 4734 2196

Fax: (02) 4734 3478

No of FYGs


No of physios (PT) and assistants (A)

58 Full-time equivalents

No of hospital beds


FYG Clinical Rotations

All rotations are approximately 10 weeks. Rotations are:

  • Intensive Care Unit / Surgical Wards / Evening shifts 
  • Outpatients / Hydrotherapy
  • Orthopaedics / Plaster / Fracture clinics
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Griffith Hospital - General medical & surgical inpatients; Outpatients

Working hours

  • General hours of work: 8.00am-4.30pm Monday to Friday. 




Weekend shifts

  • Public Holiday, Weekend shifts and On call required on a roster basis.

Evening shifts

  • Evening rotation for 10 weeks: Hours of work from 9:30am until 6:00pm.




Nepean Hospital is a 5 minute walk from Kingswood Station.

Staff parking is available for a fee.

Street parking is usually available within 1-2 blocks of the hospital at most times.


Orientation Process

  • Contact the Physiotherapy Department Head immediately following Allocation.
  • The Physiotherapy Department provides a service at Nepean Hospital and has close links with Blue Mountains, Springwood & Lithgow Hospitals and Community Health. There is a Hydrotherapy Pool at the Lemongrove site.
  • Topics covered in NBMLHD orientation include manual handling, WH&S, traction, cast application and removal, respiratory assessment for adults and paediatrics, brace application, mobility assessments, basic life support (BLS) and electronic medical records (Cerner).
  • Departmental orientation will include: allocation of rotations, orientation to first clinical area, uniform supply, patient statistics, department policy and procedures, introduction to staff, and allocation of quality projects.
  • Allied Health New Graduate Program handbook will be supplied.
  • New graduate clinical orientation is provided at the commencement of each rotation.
  • The new graduates based at Nepean campus are expected to participate in Quality Improvement projects.
  • Uniform provided: teal shirt/navy pants. 
  • The staff are friendly and supportive.


Education programs

  • Fortnightly departmental inservices as part of district based service. 
  • Weekly education sessions in relevant clinical area.
  • Interprofessional peer group sessions (4-5 throughout the year)
  • Annual Physiotherapy Professional Development Day
  • Webinars
  • Opportunities for Study Leave and funding support for external education, is available upon request and approval

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

Drivers Licence

Social Activities

  • Bushwalking, rock climbing, abseiling, canyoning in the Blue Mountains.
  • Penrith Lakes Scheme including Regatta Centre.
  • Regular social activities e.g. trivia nights


Support Mechanisms

  • Allied Health Educational Sessions
  • New Graduate Interprofessional Peer Learning sessions
  • Senior Superivision program as per the HETI "Superguide"
  • Physiotherapy New Graduate Coordinator
  • NBMLHD Employee Assistance Program



Annual Leave Policy

Annual leave is usually not approved for New Graduates in their first year of work. However, it may be considered under exceptional circumstances, and requires approval from the Department Head