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

Main Hospital /
Local Health District
Secondment / Hospital Address Manager / Contact No of FYGs No of physios (PT)
and assistants (A)
No of hospital beds FYG Clinical Rotations Working hours Weekend shifts Evening shifts Accommodation Travel Hospital / LHD Website Orientation Process Education programs Pre-Requisites e.g. D/L; Interest in clinical
areas relevant to facility
Social Activities Support Mechanisms Annual Leave Policy
Auburn Hospital Hargrave Rd, AUBURN NSW 2144

James CHEN (A/Physiotherapy Unit Head)

James.chen@health.nsw.gov.au

4 (2 Secondments - Westmead & St Joseph's Auburn) 11 FTE 165

Musculoskeletal Outpatients (Auburn District Hospital)

Inpatients (Westmead Hospital - Secondment)

General Inpatients (Auburn District Hospital)

Rehabilitation (St Joseph's Hospital Auburn - Secondment)

 

Weekday Hours 8:00am - 4:30pm

Weekend work will be required

No evening duty.

Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm (Will need to work ongoing Saturdays during Auburn inpatient rotation. Will have Wednesdays rostered off while working the Saturday shift)

Sat or Sun: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Nil

Nil

Auburn and Lidcombe Train Stations are both approximately 15-20 min walk from the hospital

Staff parking is available for a small fee.

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

http://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au

WSLHD Corporate Orientation: Half Day at Westmead Hospital (Completed as part of first few weeks of employment).

Remaining Orientation is via online learning modules on HETI Online

Inservices are held every fortnight, by the Physiotherapy Department, Physiotherapists may attend Clinical Meetings as appropriate.

New Graduate Physiotherapists at Auburn District Hospital and on secondment undergo regular clinical supervision sessions with senior staff for ongoing professional development and education/skill development.

Attendance at external development courses/events is also encouraged/supported.

Nil

Auburn is a small district hospital with a very friendly atmosphere.

Social events (such as staff lunches) both within the physiotherapy and allied health teams as well as across the facility are common.

 

WSLHD has an  Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to all staff as necessary.

In addition to clinical supervision from immediate clinical senior all new graduates are encouraged to develop relationships with senior staff across the department.

 

 

Annual leave whilst rotating through Auburn Hospital is negotiable (depending on staffing across the department at the desired time).

Leave whilst on secondment at St Joseph's may not be accomodated and will not be accomodated whilst on secondment at Westmead Hospital.

Therefore it is recommended that successful applicants to Auburn notify the Unit head of any leave requests ASAP to ensure leave requests can be taken into consideration when planning rotations and rosters.

St Joseph's Hospital Normanby Road, AUBURN NSW 2144

Liz TAYLOR

1 11.5 FTE, 1 Physio Assistant 82

Rehabilitation

8:00am - 4:30pm

Nil

Nil

Nil

Approximately 5-10 minutes walk from Auburn Station

Street Parking usually within 1-2 Blocks

https://svhs.org.au/home/about-us/st-josephs-hospital

A comprehensive orientation to the hospital and department will take place on the first morning of the rotation. To start at 8.00am on the first day.

Physiotherapy education is held for 2 hours per week including Journal Club, Clinical Reasoning, Inservice and Peer Review.

Rehabilitation

Auburn Station is within walking distance of the hospital.

WSLHD Employee Assistance Program is still available to Auburn District Hospital Secondees whilst on secondment if necessary.

Annual Leave must be negotiated with The Physiotherapy Manger at St Joseph's Hospital however if planning leave during allocation year please notify Physiotherapy Unit Head Auburn District Hospital so this can be taken into account when planning rotations.

Westmead Hospital Secondment Corner Hawkesbury and Darcy Roads, WESTMEAD NSW 2145

Maria Quinlivan

12 53 FTE Approximately 1000

Acute Wards (Surgical/Cardiothoracics)

 

Physiotherapy Department working hours during the week are 0800 hours to 1630 hours.  Weekend and public holiday day time working hours are also 0800 hours to 1630 hours.

 

 

Weekend shifts are approximately one in four, with rostered days off during the following week.

 

Nil

 

Yes. Our accommodation complex has 2 and 4 bedroom furnished units (flat share basis) with a tennis court, BBQ's and easy access to a supermarket. As there can be a waiting list, it is important to organise accommodation immediately following allocation.

 

 

The hospital is easy walking distance from Westmead Station.

 

WSLHD

Hospital and clinical area orientation provided on first day of secondment.

 

 

 

There is a general departmental inservice held on a monthly basis. There is also a weekly inservice or case presentation held in each clinical area. The opportunity exists for FYGs to attend other relevant hospital clinical training lectures and programmes.

 

 

Nil

Department Social Club organises regular social activities.

 

There is a professional support / mentoring program provided to FYGs. There is a designated clinical senior for each rotation. There is also an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to all staff. 

 

Annual leave for new Auburn secondees at Westmead is not easily accomodated but may be granted in exceptional circumstances. It is therefore preferrable to notify the Auburn District Hospital Unit Head as early as possible of planned leave requirements so rotations and rosters can be planned around this.

Bankstown Lidcombe Eldridge Road, BANKSTOWN NSW 2200

Matthew TINDALL - Head of Department (02) 9722 7151

 

4 27 FTE, 3 FTE Assistants 430

3 months - Acute Care ICU/HDU/Surgical Ward (includes one weekend day and 4 weekday shifts)

3 months - Orthopaedics - with the possibility of some Musculoskeletal Outpatient experience

3 months - Rehabilitation - Acute Stroke/Stroke Rehab or General Rehabilitation

3 months - secondment to Grafton Hospital - this usually includes experience in Wards and Outpatients 

 

830am-5pm OR 8am-430pm with an Allocated Day Off (ADO) every month.

Employed under a 7-day roster (primarily Mon-Fri, but could involve weekend shifts primarily on acute rotation)

 

Staff are rostered as part of a 7-day roster - involving some weekday and weekend/public holiday work.

As such, new graduates will be required to work some weekend and public holiday shifts.

There is no evening shift, but staff are rostered "on-call" for after hours coverage

Short-term accommodation may be available.

 

 

The Hospital is well situated with easy access from most parts of Sydney.

It is located close to an M5 exit.

A local bus service has bus stops at the Hospital and the Hospital is within walking distance from Bankstown Railway station.

There is also street parking as well as access to the Hospital Car Park (if preferred).

 

 

 

 

www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/bankstown/

The Local Health District and Hospital has an orientation program (on-line and face to face components).

Orientation to the Physiotherapy Department also occurs - which also incorporates specific orientation to the relevant clinical areas/rotations.

                                                                                      

The Physiotherapy Department runs a regular inservice programme in addition to Staff Meeting presentations and Clinical Area Inservices.

The Department is continuing to develop a strong evidence based practice focus.

Further continuing education is encouraged by the Health Service.

Experience/interest in the areas of clincial rotations (Acute, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation - Stroke/General), Outpatients and rural would be advantageous

Local sporting clubs and facilities available (pools, gyms). Close to large shopping centres, cinemas etc. The Department is quite a social and supportive Department.

Throughout each rotation - Senior staff are available to provide support and supervision.

Regular supervison sessions will be planned as well as a performance review - completed by i)the New Graduate and the ii)Senior at the end of each 3-month rotation. 

Staff are also able to access support for other personal matters through the Employee Assisastance Program (EAP) - a Counselling service provided to staff.

For every 3 months of work - a week of Annual Leave is accrued.

New Graduates can apply to take Annual Leave within their 'Allocation' year, based on the Leave they have accrued and the availability of dates requested within that clinical area (as per the process for all staff in the Department).

 

Grafton Base Arthur Street, GRAFTON NSW 2460

Robert NEWELL

5 F/T, 3 P/T 103

On-call 8.30am - 5.00pm. Weekends and Public Holidays approximately 1:5

On-call 8.30am - 5.00pm. Weekends and Public Holidays approximately 1:5

Provided in consultation with the Chief Physiotherapists of Grafton and Bankstown - Lidcombe Hospital. Departmental orientation on first day.

Inservice Education during secondment (fortnightly).

A wide range of sporting activities including squash, tennis, netball, triathlon, volleyball, aerobics and many more. Grafton is approximately half way between Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay. Bush walking in nearby National Parks. Beaches for swimming, diving and surfing. River for boating activities - rowing, skiing, sailing; Amateur theatre. Art/craft adult education courses (ACE)

Blacktown Hospital Blacktown Road, BLACKTOWN NSW 2148 P O Box 792, Seven Hills 2147 NSW 2148

Ian Starkey - Physiotherapy Department Head Blacktown & Mt Druitt Hospitals

9881-8302

2 FTE across Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital 25.93 FTE across Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital 670

ICU/HDU/CCU

Orthopaedics

Outpatients

Rehabilitation

Normal working hours are Monday to Friday 8am - 430pm

Weekend shifts will be required throughout the year. Likely weekend frequency would be one weekend ever 2-4 weeks

Oncall is optional

 

No fixed evening shifts.

 

Nil

Hospital is close to Blacktown Train Station, links with bus routes and is between both the M4 and M2.

http://wslhdintranet.wsahs.nsw.gov.au/Blacktown-Mount-Druitt-Hospital/Blacktown-Mount-Druitt-Hospital

Both department and hospital wide orientation is provided on commencement.

Weekly inservices, peer reviews, journal club. Regular subspecialty education sessions.

Blacktown and Mt Druitt also have thriving Hand Therapy, Women's Health and Paediatric Physiotherapy services. FYGs interested in these areas of practice would be given opportunity to learn and extend their knowledge in these

Close to shops, cinemas and sporting facilities. Vibrant department with regular social events.

Clinical Supervision is provided throughout allocation.

Access to Annual Leave is negotiated.

Mount Druitt Hospital Railway Street, MOUNT DRUITT NSW 2770

Ian Starkey - Physiotherapy Department Head

ph: 9881 8302

ian.starkey@health.nsw.gov.au

2 across Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital Total of 25.93 FTE across Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital 120

Rehabilitation

Orthopaedics

Monday - Friday 8am - 430pm

Nil

 

Nil

Close to Mount Druitt Train Station and various bus routes. Located between the M4 and M7.

 

http://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Blacktown-Mount-Druitt-Hospital

Both Hospital and Department Orientation will be provided.

Weekly inservices at Blacktown Hospital. Regular sub-specialty inservices.

Local squash courts, swimming pool close by, 1 kilometre running track.

Clinical Supervision is provided throughout allocation year.

 

Access to Annual Leave is negotiated.

Blue Mountains Hospital / Nepean Blue Mountains Transitional Aged Care Program (TACP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital Woodlands Rd, KATOOMBA NSW 2780

Penny LEES

Phone: (02) 4784 6626

Fax: (02) 47846985

2, on 6 monthly rotation 7 Physio FTE; 1.5 TA FTE 100
  • 6 month rotation at Blue Mountains Hospital - 12 weeks inpatient rehabilitation /  12 weeks acute inpatients/ some outpatients
  • 6 month rotation with Primary Care and Community health
  • Blue Mountains Hospital: General duty hours - 8.00am-4.30pm Monday to Friday, with an Allocated Day off once per month.

 

 

 FYGs are expected to participate in the weekend roster (8 hours on Saturdays, 4 hours on Sundays)

No evening or on call shifts

Accomodation may be possible in Nurses Home at a cost. This needs to be organised prior to commencement.

Train to Leura or Katoomba railway stations. 15-20 min walk from station.

www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-hospital
  • Contact the Physiotherapy Department Head at Blue Mountains Hospital immediately following Allocation.
  • The Physiotherapy Department has close links with Nepean Hospital, Springwood & Lithgow Hospitals and Community Health
  • 2 day district orientation - Topics covered in NBMLHD Orientation for New Graduates 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: selection and orientation to first clinical area, 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.
  • Uniform provided: teal shirt/navy pants.
  • The staff are friendly and supportive.
  • Fortnightly inservices
  • Webinars
  • NBMLHD Interprofessional peer group sessions (4-5 throughout the year)
  • Annual Physiotherapy Professional Development Day
  • Opportunities for Study Leave and funding support for external education, is available upon request and approval

 

Drivers Licence

Knowledge of inpatient rehabilitation & Respiratory physiotherapy

  • Bushwalking, camping, abseiling, rock climbing, canyoning, horse riding, touch football, golf
  • Cafes & restaurants, "Yulefest", "Winter Magic" festival, markets most weekends, Blue Mountains Music Festival, arts and crafts
  •  Indoor heated swimming pool, gyms and basketball centre.

 

  • 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 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

 

Nepean Blue Mountains Transitional Aged Care Program (TACP) Lemongrove CHC, 13-29 Gascoigne St, Penrith 2750

Matthew Whitland, Physiotherapy Department Head, Primary Care and Community Health, NBMLHD

Phone: (02) 4734 4800

Fax: (02) 4734 4812

2 (on 6 month rotation) 7 PTs + 4 AHAs 38 virtual community beds
  • 6 month rotation at TACP - In home rehabilitation including geriatric population, orthopaedics, neurology etc
  • 6 month rotation with Blue Mountains Hospital

 

  • TACP General duty hours: 8.00-4.30pm Monday to Friday with an Allocated Day Off (ADO) each month.

 

No weekend or on call shifts

No evening shifts

Negotiable

Train to Penrith Railway station, bus or 15 minute walk

Adequate off street parking available

http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au
  • Contact the Physiotherapy Department Head (PC&CH) immediately following Allocation.
  • 2 Days District orientation at Nepean Hospital - Topics covered for New Graduates include manual handling, WH&S training, traction, cast application and removal, respiratory assessment for adults and paediatrics, brace application, mobility assessments, basic life support (BLS), electronic medical records (Cerner).
  • 1 day CHOC training
  • Departmental orientation will include: selection and orientation to clinical area, policy and procedures, introduction to staff, allocation of quality projects.
  • Allied Health New Graduate handbook will be supplied.
  • For at least 2 weeks new graduates are "buddied" with the senior physiotherapist to observe and have support undertaking home visits.
  • Orientation includes an overview of the geographical area, CHOC (electronic medical records), STES (equipment) access, car bookings, safety and secrity procedures and introduction to staff.
  • Primary Care & Community Health information and TACP specific orientation folders are also provided.
  • Inhouse Monthly Inservice calendar / Journal club program 
  • Fortnightly inservices at Nepean Hospital
  • Webinars
  • NBMLHD Interprofessional peer group sessions for New Graduates
  • Annual Physiotherapy Professional Development Day

Drivers Licence

Interest / knowledge in orthopaedics and rehabilitation

  • Bushwalking, camping, abseiling, rock climbing, canyoning, horse riding, touch football, golf
  • Cafes & restaurants, "Blue Mountains Music Festival", "Yulefest", "Winter Magic Festival", arts & crafts, markets most weekends
  • IMAX theatre, indoor heated swimming pools, basketball centre.
  • Allied health social club meets monthly
  • 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 may be considered subject to manager approval

Canterbury Canterbury Road, Campsie

David Roberts

one 12 215

4  rotations through  Medical, Surgical / Orhtopaedics, Geriatric Rehabilitaion, Musculskeletal Services (including Hydrotherapy and fracture clinic) 

Monday to Friday between 8.00 and 1630.

On call for weekends and public holidays.

Weekend work only required if the regular weekend staff member is unable to work.

Weekend workload requires 6 hours on Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday.

Frequency of being on call is approximatley one in six weekends

nil

Canterbury Hospital is situated between Belmore Station and Campsie station. It is well serviced by Bus services with direct routes to Bankstown, Rockdale , City,  Burwood, Stratfhield Hurstville. Bondi, Five Dock, Drummoyne, and Concord.

http://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/canterbury/default.html

New staff will be required to complete the standard District orientation day and Canterbury Hospital Orientation Day.

Physiotherapy Orientation consists of a one week programme including orientation to each ward.

Weekly staff inservice programme

Sydney Local Health District mandatory inservice/training programmes

Ability to attend district group education programmes

 

Nil.

May Join SLHD social club

Senior staff provide support for further education.

Regular supervision with designated senior staff member provided

 Access to Workforce Development Programme within Central Sydney Health District.

onsite EAP

As Per Central Sydney Health District leave policy.

Children's Hospital at Westmead, The Cnr Hawkesbury Road and Hainsworth Street, WESTMEAD NSW 2145

Kerry WEST

Ph: (02) 9845 3369

Fax: (02) 9845 3685

4 30 F/T equivalent 270
  • General Paediatric outpatients
  • ICU / Cardiac Rotation
  • Rehabilitation / nights
  • Secondment to Shoalhaven Hospital

Hours of duty vary according to the rotation.

Outpatients: 0830 - 1700

ICU/Cardiac: 0800 - 1630

Night rotation -  Monday & Tuesday: 1500 - 2330; Wed-Fri: 0900 - 1730

In addition there are regular on-call commitments overnight and weekends, vary according to roster.

 

Required to be On Call for weekend work, about one day every 3 weeks

Night rotation - Monday and Tuesday nights: 1500 - 2330

Ability to access staff accommodation at Westmead Hospital, upon request

Temporary accommodation available at secondment hospital.

 

Train to Westmead station, 10 min walk to hospital

Street parking very limited, public transport preferable

Staff parking available for evening shifts

http://www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/

1 day Orientation specific to physiotherapy department on the Thursday before commencement date.

Hopsital orientation after commencement.

Team Inservice - weekly.

Departmental Inservice - once a fortnight.

New Graduate training and inservice program: fortnightly.

Interest in clinical area of paediatrics.  Preferably some experience working with or dealing with children.

Social Club and staff swimming Pool.

Structured senior staffing, providing ongoing clinical supervision.

Specific orientation and training for each rotation.

Departmental Mentoring program.

Interdisciplinary programs available within the hospital.

 

No leave available in the first 3 months of employment.

Short period of Annual leave may be considered at the discretion of the Department Head.

Annual leave is not considered during the evening rotation.

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital Shoalhaven Street, NOWRA NSW 2541 / P O Box 246, NOWRA NSW 2541

Helen TROY- Physiotherapy Unit Head David Berry, Shoalhaven Memorial and Milton Ulladulla Hospitals (based at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital {SDMH})

Email: helen.troy@health.nsw.gov.au

Phone: (02)4423 9560

4 (3 x ISLHD and 1 x SCHN) 30 FTE across the rural sector (including 4 AHA) 185

3 Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) Grads at any one time 10/11 weeks and 1 on secondment from Sydney Children's Hospital Network {SCHN}, Westmead.

ISLHD Rotations are :-

Medical

Surgical/orthopaedic/maternity

Community and out patients

SCHN grad do a generalist position whilst on secondmemt with SDMH

Monday to Friday 8-4.30pm.

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

Weekend work as rostered (2-3 weekends per rotation). Roster is drawn up and available to all at the beginning of the new grad year.

Nil

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital Staff Quarters MAY be available.  Please contact the Unit Head to check availability well in advance of rotation to the Shoalhaven.

Train line terminates at Bommaderry which is approximately 3 kms north of the hospital.

http://islhnweb/

Corporate orientation 1+ 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.

 

For SCHN Grad on line orientation, departmental and site specific orientation/education will commence on first working day in the Shoalhaven.

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.

Monthly departmental Inservice.

Weekly interesting patient review.

Senior staff support in all areas.

Current NSW drivers license (or equivalent).

All water sports (river and beaches)/ outdoor sports / Bushwalking / Rock climbing /Movie Theatre / National Parks / Cycling / Horse Riding / Gym / Dance studios/ Wineries/Trivia.

ISLHD Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential, and professional counselling service for all staff. ISLHD Physiotherapy

New Graduate Coordinator.

Senior staff are friendly and supportive.

Clinical Supervision.

Only 2 weeks of annual leave will be approved during the new graduate year. All leave is granted at the discretion of the Unit Head Physiotherapists for individual sites, taking into account the needs of the service. No leave can be taken for the first 3 months. Leave taken across all sites is spread evenly.

Concord Hospital Hospital Road, CONCORD, NSW 2139

Gavin ROBERTSON

5 36 396

Orthopaedics

Acute care wards with ICU experience

Musculoskeletal Outpatients

Acute Aged Care and Rehabilitation wards

Rehabilitation unit

 

8.00 am - 4.30 pm Monday - Friday

Weekend service roster:

Current roster involves staff covering an 8 hour shift (Sat or Sun) with subsequent RDO during the associated two week pay period.

Currently equates to 1 weekend shift approximately every 4-5 weeks.

No set evening shift.

FYG will partake in the 24 hour on call service on rostered basis.

Nil

http://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/Concord/default.html

All staff members participate in the Hospitals orientation process including online orientation and face to face sessions.

A comprehensive Physiotherapy specific orientation programme occurs in the first week of duty, including a lecture, practical and Sim programme.

All new graduates then undergo a thorough and individualised orientation into ICU, conducted over a period of two weeks to ensure competence in the ICU unit.

Weekly area based inservices

Weekly supervision sessions

Fortnightly departmental education sessions

Ongoing graduate education programme throught the year.

New Staff Gym available onsite

Tennis Courts

Swiming pool

Area Leisure and Fitness Club

Active social committee

All graduates have structured supervision with seniors throughout rotations.

Graduates are not encouraged to take leave in their first year.

Fairfield Hospital Cnr Polding Street and Prairievale Road, WETHERILL PARK NSW 2164

Melissa FARRUGIA (T,Th,Fr) & Christina EAGLETON (M,W,Th)

2 (Fairfield), 1(Braeside). FTE: 22.04, Head count: 31 180

3 months rotations in:

General Medical/Surgical

Orthopaedics

Musculoskeletal outpatients

Rehabilitation (Braeside Hosp)

Work hours: 8.00am- 4.30pm.

No evening work. Some weekend work is required.

Some weekend work will be required.

nil

Available on request, requires advance booking- contact Fairfield Hospital reception (96168111) for information.

Bus available from Fairfield Station.

Parking available onsite for $6/day, staff parking at reduced rate.

Street parking available nearby.

 

New staff are required to complete Corporate and Facility Orientation.  There will be both online and face-to-face training that will need to be completed within the first 2-4 weeks of employment, during work time. Additional orientation to each new clinical area will be provided at the commencement of each rotation.

Extensive ongoing education with regular in servicing, clinical supervision and performance management with a focus on Evidence Based Practice.  New graduates are expected to take responsibility for their own learning and will be expected to have revised and prepared adequately prior to rotation into new clinical areas.

nil

Prariewood Leisure Centre is a 5-minute walk from the hospital, this centre is well equipped with 2 swimming pools and a variety of gym based classes.

Wetherill Park Stocklands is also a 5-minute walk and has a wide variety of shops, banks, cinemas and cafes.

 

 

Regular inservice program

Formal and informal clinical supervision

Performance review and development

Experienced seniors in all rotations

Annual Leave is not available during allocation year.  Consideration may be given for exceptional circumstances only.

 

Braeside Hospital 340 Prairevale Road, PRAIREWOOD NSW 2176 Mark BUHAGIAR 1 (Joint allocation with Fairfield, who take another 2 FYGs) 5 F/T, 3 P/T, 2 Assistants 76

Nil

Nil

FYG are required to attend departmental and hospital orientation on the first day. Orientation will include all mandatory training eg. manual handling, fire & safety, perusal of policies and procedures manuals, orientation to the department and wards. FYGs will also receive clinically specific inservices on rehabilitation.

Departmental inservice every 2nd Wednesday. Case presentations and discussions every Thursday morning. Regular EBP meetings and regular supervision sessions with Senior physiotherapist. Opportunities to attend relevant courses.

The physiotherapy department has organised (optional) lunchtime activities each day which includes table tennis, chess & squash. We have a strong link with Fairfield Hospital Physiotherapy Department and there are often joint social activities.

Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Palmerston Road, Hornsby NSW 2077

Katie Lee 0404217242

2 40 250

ICU and Medical Wards

Surgical

Rehabilitation

Outpatients/ Orthopaedic Follow Up Clinic/ Hydrotherapy

 

  • 0800 - 1630

 

  • Some weekend shifts on a roster basis

Some rotations may require the staff member to work 0930 - 1800

Nil

N/A

  • One day mandatory Corporate Orientation
  • Induction to the department completed over the first month
  • Fortnightly inservice education available through the department
  • Some support to attend external courses
  • Clinical supervision provided

 

Nil

  • Active social calendar
  • Close to national parks
  • A varied number of sporting competitions available in the local area
  • Formal Supervision and mentoring provided.
  • Senior support in rotations

Minimal annual leave approved in first year.

Can be negotiated on a case by case basis. depending on the circumstances.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Bulli Hospital Hospital Road, BULLI NSW 2516 / PO Box 21, BULLI NSW 2516

Edward DAVIDSON - Physiotherapy Unit Head Coledale and Bulli Hospitals

Phone: (02) 4267 0130

Email: edward.davidson@health.nsw.gov.au

 

1 3 F/T (including FYG), 4 P/T, 1 P/T AHA 56

Inpatients Aged Care ward - 10/11 week rotation as part of ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate program.

Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm.

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

Nil

Nil

Nil on site. Can access Wollongong Hospital staff accommodation, if available

Bulli train station is approximately a 15 minute walk to the hospital. Less than 1 hour from Sydney. Parking is available on site.

http://islhnweb/

Corporate orientation 1/2 day + eMR training 1/2 day - remaining orientation completed online via HETI 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.

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.

Current NSW drivers license (or equivalent).

Interest in Clinical area : Aged Care

 

  • All water sports, all outdoor sports, bushwalking, cycling, hang gliding/para gliding and horse riding
  • Cafes, markets, art galleries, movies, theatre
  • Close to beaches
  • Less than 1 hour from Sydney
  • Regular social activities
  • Close to:
    • Symbio Wildlife Park
    • Royal National Park
    • Sublime Point Lookout
    • Bald Hill
    • Sea Cliff Bidge
    • Grand Pacific Drive
    • WIN Entertainment Centre
    • Wollongong Botanic Garden

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.

Only 2 weeks of annual leave will be approved during the new graduate year. All leave is granted at the discretion of the Unit Head Physiotherapists for individual sites, taking into account the needs of the service. No leave can be taken for the first 3 months. We try to spread the leave taken across all sites.

Coledale Hospital Lawrence Hargrave Drive, COLEDALE NSW 2515 / PO Box 2130, AUSTINMER NSW 2515

Edward DAVIDSON - Physiotherapy Unit Head Coledale and Bulli Hospitals

Phone: (02) 4267 0130

Email: edward.davidson@health.nsw.gov.au

1 2 F/T (including FYG), 3 P/T, 2 P/T AHA 38

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

Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm

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

Nil

Nil

Nil on site. Can access Wollongong Hospital staff accommodation, if available.

Coledale and Wombara train stations are approximately a 15 minute walk to the hospital. Less than 1 hour from Sydney. Parking is available on site

http://islhnweb/

Corporate orientation 1/2 day + eMR training 1/2 day - remaining orientation completed online via HETI 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.

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.

Current NSW drivers license (or equivalent). 

Interest in Clinical Areas: Rehabilitation

  • All water sports, all outdoor sports, bushwalking, cycling, hang gliding/para gliding and horse riding
  • Cafes, markets, art galleries, movies, theatre
  • Close to beaches
  • Less than 1 hour from Sydney
  • Regular social activities
  • Close to:
    • Symbio Wildlife Park
    • Royal National Park
    • Sublime Point Lookout
    • Bald Hill
    • Sea Cliff Bidge
    • Grand Pacific Drive
    • WIN Entertainment Centre
    • Wollongong Botanic Garden

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.

Only 2 weeks of annual leave will be approved during the new graduate year. All leave is granted at the discretion of the Unit Head Physiotherapists for individual sites, taking into account the needs of the service. No leave can be taken for the first 3 months. We try to spread the leave taken across all sites.

 

Port Kembla Hospital P O Box 21, WARRAWONG NSW 2502

Maren (Marnie) JONES- PKH Physiotherapy Unit Head

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

Phone: (02)42238210

 

1 Physios 12 F/T, 13 P/T, Assistants 2 F/T, 4 P/T 42

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

Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm.

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

Nil

Nil

 

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.

http://islhnweb/

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.

 

 

 

 

 


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.

Current NSW drivers license (or equivalent)

 

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.

 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.

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.

 

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital Shoalhaven Street, NOWRA NSW 2541 / P O Box 246, NOWRA NSW 2541

Helen TROY- Physiotherapy Unit Head David Berry, Shoalhaven Memorial and Milton Ulladulla Hospitals (based at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital {SDMH})

Email: helen.troy@health.nsw.gov.au

Phone: (02)4423 9560

4 (3 x ISLHD and 1 x SCHN) 30 FTE across the rural sector (including 4 AHA) 185

3 Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) Grads at any one time 10/11 weeks and 1 on secondment from Sydney Children's Hospital Network {SCHN}, Westmead.

ISLHD Rotations are :-

Medical

Surgical/orthopaedic/maternity

Community and out patients

SCHN grad do a generalist position whilst on secondmemt with SDMH

Monday to Friday 8-4.30pm.

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

Weekend work as rostered (2-3 weekends per rotation). Roster is drawn up and available to all at the beginning of the new grad year.

Nil

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital Staff Quarters MAY be available.  Please contact the Unit Head to check availability well in advance of rotation to the Shoalhaven.

Train line terminates at Bommaderry which is approximately 3 kms north of the hospital.

http://islhnweb/

Corporate orientation 1+ 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.

 

For SCHN Grad on line orientation, departmental and site specific orientation/education will commence on first working day in the Shoalhaven.

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.

Monthly departmental Inservice.

Weekly interesting patient review.

Senior staff support in all areas.

Current NSW drivers license (or equivalent).

All water sports (river and beaches)/ outdoor sports / Bushwalking / Rock climbing /Movie Theatre / National Parks / Cycling / Horse Riding / Gym / Dance studios/ Wineries/Trivia.

ISLHD Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential, and professional counselling service for all staff. ISLHD Physiotherapy

New Graduate Coordinator.

Senior staff are friendly and supportive.

Clinical Supervision.

Only 2 weeks of annual leave will be approved during the new graduate year. All leave is granted at the discretion of the Unit Head Physiotherapists for individual sites, taking into account the needs of the service. No leave can be taken for the first 3 months. Leave taken across all sites is spread evenly.

Wollongong Hospital, The Crown Street, WOLLONGONG NSW 2500/Private Mail Bag 8808, South Coast Mail Centre 2521

Carole BOWMAN- Physiotherapy Unit Head Wollongong Hospital

Email: carole.bowman@health.nsw.gov.au

Ph: (02) 42534516

4 (10 total rotating through the district) 31 FTE physiotherapists, 4FTE AHA 480

Critical Care rotation (2 new grads at a time), medical inpatients/MS outpatients rotation, aged care inpatients rotation. All rotations are 10 or 11 weeks and are part of ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate Program.

Critical Care new graduates on 14 day Roster- Work 7 evening shifts 1pm to 9.30pm (plus on call) and 3 day shifts.

Other graduates work Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm.

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

Critical Care new grads are required to work every second weekend (1-9.30pm).

New graduates on medical / OP and aged care rotations may be required to work 1-2 weekends per rotation.

Critical Care new grads are required to work mainly evening shifts (1-9.30pm).

Staff accommodation on site at Wollongong Hospital, if available.

Wollongong Train Station 700m from hospital. Free Wollongong Shuttle Bus stop at hospital. Staff parking is available for a small fee. Street parking is usually available within 5-10 minute walk of the hospital at most times.

http://islhnweb/

Corporate orientation 1 day face-to-face + remaining corporate orientation completed online via HETI learning modules. Site specific orientation and education revision program each rotation.

 

 


 

ISLHD New Graduate Skills and Education Program to be held on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th January. ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate Handbook supplied as part of ISLHD New Graduate Skills and Education Program.  Monthly physio staff inservices, fortnightly clinical group inservices. Allied Health multidisciplinary in-service monthly.

Current NSW drivers license (or equivalent).

Wollongong is 1 hr south of Sydney and is situated on the coast but also boasts a beautiful escarpment- this allows for many outdoor activities. Outdoor activities include beautiful bushwalks in local national parks, cycling path along the coastline, rock climbing, surfing and many others. Other cultural and social activities include local theatre groups, dance studios, visiting the numerous art galleries, concerts/shows/sporting events at the WIN entertainment centre or local theatres. Wollongong also has many budding small bars and coffee shops and is a short drive to local wineries.

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

Only 2 weeks of annual leave will be approved during the new graduate year. All leave is granted at the discretion of the Unit Heads for individual sites, taking into account the needs of the service. No leave can be taken for the first 3 months or during the critical care rotation. We try to spread the leave taken across all sites.

Lachlan Health Service (Parkes and Forbes) 2 Morrissey Way, Parkes 2870

Debi Jakes    Lead Physiotherapist

 

1 1 P/T Senior PT/ 1 AHA with support from Senior in Forbes This hospital was newly built late 2015. Inpatient Unit 25beds +Maternity 5beds

 

 approximately 30min drive apart.

 

 Parkes is a rural sub-acute hospital. With this position comes a secondment to St. Vincent Hospital's  Intensive Care Unit.

The physiotherapists work across  our inpatient service, ambulatory care and in the community. They work/liaise with Forbes physiotherapists for Hydrotherapy; and general inservice/departmental meetings

 

Patients you will see include:

Inpatients – sub acute cardiopulmonary, rehab and ortho cases, patients who are frail/geriatric, palliative care and maternity.

Ambulatory Care Setting – musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, fracture clinic, neurological rehab, women’s health, paediatrics, lymphodaema,chronic pain, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, hydrotherapy

Community Setting – Home visits on D/C from hospital, falls prevention, mobility and functional assessments, post-natal education.

 

 

FYG 0830-1700hrs               Service currently available 0730-1700 week days only

No call

No weekend work

Nil

Nil

There are brand new 4/ 2brm units @ $390/wk (depending on availibility) through Family Medical Centre, Forbes Contact: Beverley Gardiner 0268511300.

Single rms $300/ wk ;Queen rms with TV $350/wk; with common living areas on short term basis from Forbes Shire Council. Contact – 6850 2300.

Otherwise usual rental housing in Parkes or Forbes (Forbes is approximately 30minute drive from Parkes)

Parkes
Forbes Hospital Lot 1 Elgin Street Forbes, NSW 2871

Debi Jakes

1 new grad PT 1 F/T, 1 F/T PTA 35
  • General Medical
  • Sub - acute rehabilitation
  • Ambulatory care

Nil

Nil

Yes, a variety of council and hospital accommodation available both in Parkes and Forbes ranging from $50/wk to $150.

 

Contact and information on confirmation of allocation. Tours of accommodation and department provided on request prior to start either in Dec or Jan to both Parkes and Forbes. New graduate will begin orientation at Parkes and will spend time working at Forbes hospital at arranged dates. Orientation to St Vincents hospital will occur whilst on secondment.

Monthly PT inservice program. Webinars through World Health Webinars and APA.

Private new graduate facebook page.

Clinical Supervision arrangements facilitated.

Monthly regional area PT teleconference inservices.

  • Lachlan River and Aquatic centre for waterskiing in town.
  • Dragon Boating on river.
  • Wide range of sports.
  • Trundle hotel and Albert’s Rabbit Trap hotel.
  • Utes in the Paddock at Ootha.
  • 2 hours to Mudgee wine tasting, 1 hour to Orange food destinations.
  • 1.5 hours to Dubbo Western Plains Zoo or Wellington Caves, giant Australian dinosaurs.
  • Canowindra Fish Fossil Museum.
  • Antique Car museums 2 hours to Temora aviation museum with regular airshows.
  • Modern cafes and shops.
Parkes Hospital 18 Coleman Road Parkes, NSW 2870

Rochelle Smith

1 new grad PT 1 P/T PT, 1 F/T PTA 38
  • General medical
  • Sub - acute rehabilitation
  • Ambulatory Care

Nil

Nil

Yes, a variety of council and hospital accommodation available both in Parkes and Forbes ranging from $44/wk to $150.

 

Contact and information prior to beginning. Tours of accommodation and department provided on request prior to start. New graduates will begin orientation at Parkes and each will spend time working at Forbes hospital. St Vincents orientation will occur on secondment.

Monthly Lachlan PT inservice. Webinars through Allied Health Webinars and APA.

Facebook private new graduate page.

Monthly regional area teleconference inservices.

  • Home to the world famous Parkes Radio Telescope.
  • January Parkes Elvis Festival.
  • Full range of sports including water sports.
  • Parkes Paintball.
  • Trundle hotel and Albert’s Rabbit Trap hotel.
  • Country shows. Peak Hill Open Cut mine.
  • 2 hours to Mudgee wine tasting, 1 hour to Orange food destinations,
  • 1.5 hours to Dubbo Western Plains Zoo.
  • Wellington Caves, giant Australian dinosaurs.
  • Canowindra Fish Fossil Museum.
  • Antique Car museums 2 hours to Temora aviation museum with regular airshows.
  • Modern cafes and shops.
St Vincent's Hospital Secondment Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Mr Noah Mitchell

P: (02) 8382 3340

1 45 FTE 330

FYG will do a 6 week secondment in the St Vincent's Intensive Care Unit. The unit will provide experience in managing acutely unwell patients, including intubated and ventilated patients.

Ordinary hours are 8.00 to 4.45pm 

Nil

Nil

Accommodation available, organised through Parkes/Forbes Hospitals.

15 minute walk from Kings Cross Station

www.stvincents.com.au/

Orientation provided on the first day of secondment by the Senior Intensive Care Physiotherapist

Weekly department inservices

Inservices in all clinical areas

Weekly Hospital Grand Rounds

Monthly Presentations by the Allied Health Research Unit

Campus presentations 

An inquisitive mind, thirst for knowledge and boundless enthusiasm!

Friendly staff, Circuit classes.

Mentoring Programme: each FYG will be allocated a Level 1/2 mentor who will provide support/clinical supervision during the year

Level 1/2 Forum: there is a monthly meeting of the Level 1/2 staff members that encompasses discussions of relevant matters as well as educational presentations

Employee Counselling: all staff have access to the EAP counselling, a service that is independent of the hospital

There is no Annual Leave for First Year Graduates

Lithgow Health Service 2-6 Col Drew Drive, Lithgow. NSW 2785

Andreas Heidemann, Head of Department

Phone: (02) 63502515

Fax: (02) 6350 2339

1 3.6 PT; 2.5 TA 46

General wards 50%,

Outpatients and hydrotherapy 50%

  • Hours of work - negotiable for 8.00am to 4.30pm or 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

 

NO weekend work

NO shift work

Nil, however there may be the possibility of 6 weeks accommodation in hospital flats

40 minutes drive from Katoomba

 

http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/lithgow-hospital
  • Contact the Physiotherapist-in-charge one week prior to commencement.
  • The Physiotherapy department has close links with Nepean, Blue Mountains and Springwood Hospitals and Community Health
  • 2 day district orientation - Topics covered in NBMLHD Orientation for New Graduates 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).
  • Allied Health New Graduate Program handbook supplied for additional reference.
  • New Graduate clinical orientation at the commencement of each rotation.
  • Uniform provided: teal shirt/navy pants.
  • The staff are friendly and supportive.
  • Fortnightly attendance at inservices.
  • Historically, the hospital has supported training for all staff
  • Webinars
  • NBMLHD Interprofessional peer group sessions (4-5 throughout the year)
  • Annual Physiotherapy Professional Development Day
  • Opportunities for Study Leave and funding support for external education, is available upon request and approval

Drivers Licence

  • 12,000 people live in the town, and another 8,000 in the surrounding area.
  • Lithgow is a historical town with string links to Australia's industial development, and is a 20 minute drive from the Blue Mountains.
  • Recreational activities include bush walking, mountain bike riding, rock climbing, abseiling, canyoning, golf, etc.
  • Allied Health Educational Sessions
  • New Graduate Interprofessional Peer Learning sessions
  • Senior Supervision program as per the HETI "Superguide"
  • Physiotherapy New Graduate Coordinator
  • NBMLHD Employee Assistance Program

New Graduates are encouraged to negotiate 4 weeks annual leave during 12 months contract

Macarthur Health Service Therry Road, CAMPBELLTOWN NSW 2560

Lukas Szymanek

Phone: 02 4634 3886

Mob: 0477 393 621

Email: lukas.szymanek@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

4 21 FTE, 4 Physiotherapy Technical Assistants 400

 FYG's participate in 4 rotations throughout the year, rotation length is 3 months

At present FYG's have the opportunity to gain experience in the following clinical areas

  • Cardiorespiratory

(Campbelltown) This involves working in ICU/HDU, cardiology, surgical and respiratory wards. Opportunities may exist to gain experience in pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation programs. This includes acute respiratory, abdominal surgical, acute neurological and orthopaedic and cardiology patients.

 

  • Paedatric/Musculoskeletal Outpatients

(Campbelltown) This rotation involves working with both adult musculoskeletal outpatients as well as paedatric outpatients including plaster and fracture clinics.

 

  • Aged Care

(Campbelltown) This rotation involves working on Aged Care, MAU and General Medical wards with the opportunity to gain experience in emergency department.

 

  • Rehabilitation

(Camden) This rotation involves working in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation with patients with neurological and orthopaedic conditions, deconditioning and lower limb amputations.

 

 

FYG's hours of work are 0800 to 1630 Monday to Friday, unless working a weekend shift as outlined below.

FYG will be entitled to take 1 ADO each month, this is negotiated with senior and team leader staff within the rotation.

 

 

All FYG participate in the public holiday, weekend and on call roster

  • Weekend shift is Saturday or Sunday, working times are 8.00am to 4.30pm
  • On call roster is for working the weekend shift only in the case of illness or emergency of the rostered staff member
  • Weekend shifts are rostered in advance and all staff have the opportunity to nominate availability
  • Weekend shifts will incur a day in lieu which will be taken in the same week that the weekend shift was worked

 

 

There are no evening shifts or overnight on call rosters

 

No accomodation available onsite

Macarthur Health Service consists of 2 hospitals, Camden Hospital and Campbelltown Hospital. Campbelltown Hospital is the larger acute facility with a large emergency department, theatres, ICU/HDU and all acute wards. Musculoskeletal outpatients, Pulmonary rehabilitation and falls groups run in the Physiotherapy outpatient Department. Camden Hospital is the smaller sub acute facility with rehabilitation, palliative care, community services and physiotherapy outpatient rehabilitation.

All physiotherapy staff work across both hospitals. All rotating staff are required to have the flexibility to work at both sites and driving between sites during the day may occur to attend fracture clinics and department meetings and inservices. A drivers licence and own car will be necessary to fulfil these requirements.

Campbelltown Hospital is easily accessible via the M5/Hume Highway or 15 minute walk from Macarthur or Campbelltown train stations. Camden Hospital is a 15 minute drive from Campbelltown Hospital and has limited public transport options. There is free offsite parking available to staff at each facility.

 

 

 

http://www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/ccq/

Each FYG will complete mandatory online orientation modules and 1 day face to face facility orientation program within the first month.

Each FYG will receive a department orientation manual and in-depth department orientation on the first day which will include information about the department structure, procedures and expectations. A comprehensive FYG training series will occur throughout the first month to include a series of tutorials and practical sessions on manual handling, prioritisation, basics of assessment and treatment and casting and bracing.

Orientation to each clinical area will occur at the start of each rotation and all FYG staff will be orientated and complete the required training to prepare for working weekends within the first 3 months.

 

There is ongoing professional development within the department including departmental and clinical area inservice program, EBP sessions, group complex case review. Opportunities are available to attend weekly facility medical, nursing and aged care grand rounds.

The department has a strong focus on EBP and quality improvement and assists all staff to be involved in this process. Regular EBP/Quality presentation sessions are held within the department to share current projects and improvements.

FYG's are encouraged and supported to attend appropriate internal and external professional development opportunities which are in line with their current clinical rotations and professional goals.

 

FYG's will be notified of their rotations prior to starting and are advised to review relevant university/practicum material prior to commencing in each rotation.

 

The local area has major shopping centres, cinemas, sporting clubs and facilities, local wineries and cafes.

All FYG's will be well supported by a senior during each rotation. Formal clinical supervision will occur on a weekly basis and may include joint treatment sessions, inservices, complex case review or goal setting. Seniors and other experienced physiotherapy staff will be available on a daily basis to assist with workload management, prioritisation and clinical reasoning. FYG staff will be provided with objective constructive feedback on their performance using skills checklists and competency assessments.

There is a FYG coordinator within the department who meets regularly with all FYG staff to provide ongoing support and the opportunity for FYG’s to feedback and addresses any issues or concerns.

 

Annual leave may be available in the second half of the year and can be negotiated with the Department Manager depending on rotations and clinical demand at the requested time.

Muswellbrook District Hospital Upper Hunter Community Health Centre, Brentwood Street, MUSWELLBROOK NSW 2333 / P O Box 120, MUSWELLBROOK NSW 2333

Ellen Watson

Phone: (02) 65422031

1 F/T 3 F/T (Including FYG), 1 F/T Technical Aid 33

Monday to Friday

0800-1630

 

Nil Weekend or Public Holiday shifts

 

Nil evening shifts

TBC

Orientation will be scheduled for the First Year Graduate's first week in the position. Adequate time will be allowed for facilty orientation, Mandatory Education requirements and online training for systems used by the Community Health Team (such as electronic record management systems etc).

Appropriate amounts of Professional Development time (both internal and external to HNELHD) will be supported during the 12 month period

Swimming (heated pool), aerobics, etc at gymnasium, water sports at Lake Glenbawn and Lake Liddell, touring vineyards and horse studs.

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

Shelley Boyle

Phone: (02) 4734 2196

Fax: (02) 4734 3478

5 58 Full-time equivalents 600

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

 

 

 

  • Public Holiday, Weekend shifts and On call required on a roster basis.
  • Evening rotation for 10 weeks: Hours of work from 9:30am until 6:00pm.

Nil

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.

 

www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au
  • 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.

 

  • 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

Drivers Licence

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

 

  • 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 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

Griffith Hospital Noorebar Ave, Griffith NSW 2680

Stephanie Star

Phone: (02) 6969 5648

Fax: (02) 6969 5557

1 3.5 FTE 100

The Griffith Base Hospital rotation provides a fantastic opportunity to see a wide variety of clients, with the

rural secondment including:

  • Surgical & Medical Inpatients - expected to see include post-op abdominal procedures (laparotomies, anterior resections), pre-op breathing assessments & various other minor procedures.
  • General Outpatients, casting & splinting
  • Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit

 

 

8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Nil

Nil

Accommodation (shared) is available on site 

Griffith is approximately a 5-6 hour drive from Sydney; fuel / air fares covered for 1 return trip during the secondment.

Please contact Stephanie Star (Physiotherapist in Charge) at Griffith Base Hospital, prior to commencing the rotation to Griffith Hospital

Orientation is provided for 1/2 day on the first day of the rotation

 

Regular departmental in-services and individual tutorials as required.  

 

Drivers Licence

 

  • Gyms and indoor pools
  • Wineries & restaurants
  • Arts & craft markets
  • Boutique shopping
  • Bush walking
  • Cinema and theatre
  • The FYG will be working closely with the Senior Physiotherapists on a daily basis
  • Informal performance reviews will be ongoing
  • Formal reviews will occur at mid & end-points of the rotation  

 

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

 

Prince of Wales Hospital Barker Street, RANDWICK NSW 2031

Head of Department - Daniel Treacy - Ph: 9382 4912 - email: Daniel.Treacy@health.nsw.gov.au

Deputy Head of Department - Tim Morcombe - Ph: 9382 8254 - email: Tim.Morcombe@health.nsw.gov.au

9 55 FTE 520

The following clinical areas are available to FYGs:

 

Musculoskeletal Outpatients
Orthopaedics / Respiratory 
Acute Neurosciences

Spinal Acute and Rehabilitation
Neurological Rehabilitation
Surgical wards
Aged Care Rehabilitation
Aged Care Acute

Evenings/weekends

Rural Secondment
- Cootamundra Hospital
- Mercy Care Centre (Young)

 

NB: The rotations you receive will depend on the 2017 New Graduate roster and may be subject to change.      

The working hours are 0800 to 1630hrs Monday to Friday except during Evening or Orthoapedic rotations.

We have 1 additional day off (ADO) 12 times per year and this is organised for the whole department. If you are rostered to work the department ADO you will be allotted another ADO day.

The Evening and Orthoapedic rotations incorportate weekend work. New graduates may also be required to work additional weekend days at other times throughout the year.

 

 

 

This is one of the rotations that all interns will complete during the year. The hours are 0930hrs to 1800hrs and then on call for out of hours calls back. 

There is no accommodation available at Prince of Wales Hospital.

 

Prince of Wales Hospital is very accessible by public transport. On site parking is not available for long term staff parking and most staff utilise the on street parking and walk.

There is a compulsory 3 day orientation in the week prior to the commencement of duty. It is important to note that 2 therapists will be commencing their rural secondment on the following Monday. Two therapists will begin evening duty on the Friday of the orientation week.

There is a strong commitment to continuing education with regular inservices in each clinical area and regular longer workshops throughout the year. Each intern will be presenting on a clinical topic of their choice at a general staff meeting.

No prerequisites are required. We do not expect you to have experience of all of the cliniacl areas that you will be working in but expect that you will orient yourself with the information provided and by seeking out information from the more senior staff on that unit.

There are local beaches, a hospital based recreational activities program, access to the University of NSW recreational centre and many local eateries & entertainment venues.

Clinical Support

FYGs will be working alongside a variety of senior physiotherapists who will provide the level of clinical support required. There is a regular New Graduate and 4 month rotator mentor meeting andnew graduates will be assigned to a separate clinical support group to meet monthly to reflect upon their practice.

Continuing Professional Development

  • FYG fortnightly journal club (supervised by senior physiotherapists)
  • Acute + Rehab journal club
  • Specific clinical area in-services
  • Monthly area workshops
  • Medical grand rounds, X-Ray meetings etc.

Quality Improvement

Every new graduate will be involved in and complete a quality improvement project over the 12 month period with the support of senior staff.
 

Work Reviews
On each rotation an appraisal is completed with the senior physiotherapist and there are regular meetings with your senior staff member during each rotation to discuss your ongoing experience on the unit. 

All new graduates accrue annual leave at 20 days over 12 months. There may be a possiblity to take some leave during the year but that will depend on the time and other factors. You are welcome to discuss this with Daniel Treacy

Cootamundra Hospital Mackay Street, COOTAMUNDRA NSW 2590

Kieren BROWN

1 1.7 FTE 32

COOTAMUNDRA
Client group:
The work is mainly as in the outpatient unit with a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions including many patients with musculoskeletal, sporting and farming injuries.  Occasionally respiratory or rehabilitation management is required.  There is an inpatient caseload which includes post surgical, respiratory, mobility and pre-and post-natal women (Obstetrics, Woman’s Health) which is performed for about 2 hours once daily.
Duties:
Assessment and treatment of a wide variety of outpatients with musculoskeletal problems and limited inpatients as stated above.  In addition, there are frequent opportunities for plastering, and running an elderly exercise class.  There is close liaison with the radiographer, occupational therapist and day care officers.

The Cootamundra rotation is mostly outpatient focussed. The outpatient department at Cootamundra includes a broad range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, post-operative orthopaedic management, fracture management (including casting), rehabilitation and falls prevention. You will also get the opportunity to be involved in group education programmes including antenatal, cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab and fall prevention.

In addition to the outpatient load, you will spend  up to two hours on the general ward. This mainly includes mobility assessments and occasional chest physiotherapy treatment for a variety of medical presentations e.g. respiratory, stroke, maternity, falls. An important component of the inpatient work is discharge planning and liaison with the multi-disciplinary team. 

Cootamundra is a fantastic rotation to get a wide variety of musculoskeletal experience in a supportive and friendly environment.

  • 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
  • Nil evening /night or weekend duty

Accommodation is available in staff residence close by.

Material is provided for procedures, hospitals maps, town information, likely work areas etc.

During orientation then as required

A large number of sporting and recreational facilities are available.

Mercy Care Centre Demondrille Street, YOUNG NSW 2594

Elizabeth Wright

1 seconded from POWH 3 F/T, 2 P/T, 2 P/T Aides 27

 YOUNG – Mercy Care Centre

Client group:
It will be either rehabilitation – neurological, orthopaedic and aged care or outpatients – acute and chronic vertebral and peripheral conditions, orthopaedics.

Duties:
Rehabilitation duties include; assessment and treatment of client groups above as a member of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation and assessment teams; (including a role as ACAT Physiotherapist) supervision of the rehabilitation aide; participation in departmental and team continuous quality improvement activities (CQI) and continuing education.
Outpatient duties include; assessment of a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, CQI and continuing education.
Both rotations also have opportunities to gain experience in; cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, plastering, paediatrics, pre natal Preparation for Parenthood classes and women’s health (and assisting with student supervision).

  • General Outpatients including acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries at Mercy Care Centre, Young.
  • Rehabilitation Inpatients: CVA, orthopaedic, general neurological as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Mercy Care Centre, Young.
  • Rotation depends on permanent staff rotations

8:00am - 4:30pm

or 8:30am - 5:00pm

Not at present, very rarely rostered part day weekend work.

 

Not at present, very rarely rostered evening work.

 

Staff Quarters, Mercy Care Centre, Young - Contact Nursing Admin Secretary on (02) 6382 8342. Fee: $9.10 per night. Weekly fee $63.70

Commencing in rotation following formal orientation. Accommodation can be arranged prior to arrival. Work hours 8.30 - 5.00 with allocated day off monthly on Monday or Friday.

Fortnightly PT specific inservices, experienced senior staff.

Monthly Allied Health inservice program

All forms of sport, local wineries, theatre group, rural activities, restaurants, friendly department, country lifestyle, friendly town, Wagga & Canberra 1 hour & 45 minutes drive.

Royal North Shore Hospital Pacific Highway, ST LEONARDS NSW 2065

Gary Rolls  Head of Department   (02)   9462 9747

Barbara Lucas  Deputy Head of Department

10 including 2 secondments to Lismore Base Hospital 58 750

10 weeks Musculoskeletal Outpatients

5 weeks Trauma Orthopaedics Inpatients and Fracture Clinic

5 weeks  ICU

5 weeks Acute Neurology and Neurosurgery

6 weeks  evening shift - ICU, ED and wards 

10 weeks  Medical or Surgical wards or relief in another clinical area

10 weeks  secondment to Lismore Base Hospital

0800  to  1630.  30 minute lunch.  Evening Shift  1615  to 0045 and on call 0045 to 0800 either sleeping in staff quarters or at home

Weekends: One shift in three weekends, rostered day off in lieu.

Required to work some public holidays

Evening duty: Total  of  5 or 6 weeks.    2 blocks through the year of   7 consecutive evenings, 4 days off  and 3 day shifts repeated  2 or 3 times over.

Evening Shift  1615  to 0045 and on call 0045 to 0800 either sleeping in staff quarters or at home

Nil. On site "on call" room for evening physiotherapist

Train and bus available to the hospital. Staff parking within the hospital available at a cost.

http://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Hospitals/RNSH

New graduate orientation process over several weeks. 

Please contact the Head of Department  immediately following allocation to organise details of secondment and first rotation.

Free new graduate skill development days on the Thursday and Friday in the week before the start date for allocation.  Optional but highly recommended.  

New graduate education process over first 2 months  repeated a second time when first secondees return from Lismore.

Weekly departmental inservices by staff and invited guests.

Speciality area inservices and journal clubs held regularly.

Physiotherapists are encouraged to participate in clinical area meetings and education,  many of which occur outside of paid hours

After work skill sessions available for new graduates to improve casting skills and ED clinical reasoning 

nil

Very friendly department with regular lunches and social events. Close to many local and city entertainment and eatery venues.

New graduate mentoring program.

Very experienced Senior Physiotherapists in each area who have experience in developing and supporting new graduates

Well established new graduate program

Several staff who have previously completed allocation program with RNSH

No annual leave is available for allocation staff

Lismore Base Hospital Uralba Street, LISMORE NSW 2480

Luke SCHULTZ

Phone 0266202155

Fax 0266202466

2 F/T(plus 1 on secondment from Royal North Shore Hospital) 6 F/T, 4 P/T, 1 Exercise Physiologist 230

2 x secondee physio's will be responsible for inpatient caseload on the General Medical Floor. This includes:

-       (Gen Med-Respiratory and Aged Care), 30 beds, this includes a 4 bed acute stroke unit on this ward covered by acute stroke physio Tuesdays and Thursdays

(Haematology/Oncology + Gastro + MAU). 28 beds

 

8 hours per Saturday/Sunday on rostered basis. (approx. 6 per year). 1 weekend day per month orthopaedic overtime (4 hour shift).

As required.

Nil

Yes - paid by hospital. 2 brm self contained unit. 1 car space

Unit 1, Laurel Lodge

139 Laurel Ave

Lismore 2480

Ph: 02 66207352 (300m from Hospital)

 

Own travel arrangements need to be made to get to secondment.

Contact Luke Schultz on 66202155 2/52 prior to placement and Information Package will be sent to you.

Department Inservicing (weekly) Hospital Grand Rounds (weekly) Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health Orthopaedic/X-Ray Meeting/Inservice (weekly)

Staff swimming pool, excellent beaches and surfing, Music Festivals ('Blues and Roots', 'Splendor in the Grass'), All sports well catered for, Great Live Music scene, Nightlife, Cafe's and Restaurants Bushwalking and Camping

You will have senior Physiotherapists providing your clinical supervision and support whilst you are on secondment.

 Contact: Emma Webster (0266202155)

 

No annual leave provided during secondment

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 59 Missenden Road, CAMPERDOWN NSW 2050

Ruth PERROTT

10 (including 3 secondments) 39 FTE 820

The roster is divided into two clinically equivalent Streams. Each Stream has five different rotations of either 8 or 10 weeks.

Rotations include Intensive Care Units / Cardiothoracics / Evenings and Weekends (includes being on call) / Aged Care / Elective Orthopaedics / Outaptients / Secondments to Dubbo Base or Dubbo Lourdes and Rehabilitation at Balmain Hospital.

Day shift 0800 -1630

Evening shift 1330 - 2200 then on call to 0800 next morning

 

 

 

Day shift 0800 - 1630

Evening shift 1330 - 2200, then on call to 0800 the next morning.

Evening shifts 1330 - 2200, then on call to 0800 the next morning.

Nil.

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital is in Missenden Road, Camperdown, adjacent to main campus of Sydney University.

There are bus links along Parramatta Road to Camperdown and to King Street, Newtown.

Trains to either Newtown or Redfern Stations.

Parking may be negotiated for evening / on call work.

Sydney Local Health District Corporate Orientation is now on line. All modules must be completed prior to emplyment at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Information will be sent to new graduates with employment paperwork. A one day Hospital Orientation takes place during paid employment time.

There is a one week, comprehensive Physiotherapy Clinical Orientation on commencement of employment.

Orientation to evening duty includes clinical teaching with a more experienced physiotherapist.

Centre for Education Workforce Development (CEWD) provides in house education and on line mandatory education.

Comprehensive catalogue of on line learning available through Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) from the Ministry of Health.

Physiotherapy Department education program includes inservices, practical classes and clinical case presentations.

 

 

N/A

Membership is available to Area Leisure and Fitness, a very active Sports and Social Club for all hospital staff, includes a gymnasium.

Many social activities organised within physiotherapy.

There are designated senior physiotherapists in ech clinical rotation.

 

No annual leave within the first six months of employment.

After six months, annual leave may be approved.

Balmain Hospital Booth Street, BALMAIN NSW 2041

Sandeep GUPTA

Phone: (02) 9395 2099

Fax: (02) 9395 2119

5 F/T, 4 P/T 1 Physiotherapy Assistant 92

Rehabilitation - neurology, orthopaedics

8:00am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday

 

Nil

 

NIl

Nil

As per RPAH.

Physiotherapy Department Inservices fortnightly.

Lovely environment of Balmain Village, with great food, coffee and harbour views.

Lunch in the park with other Allied Health staff.

Level 3 Senior Physiotherapist and Department manager and other staff provide Allied Health supervision

As per RPAH

Dubbo Base Hospital PO Box 739, Dubbo NSW 2830

Jenny Wheeler

Phone 68098201

Fax 68827682

10 week rotation from RPAH 7 F/T, 3 P/T, 1 Physio Aide 130

The FYG rotation to Dubbo is predominantly an outpatient rotation although it includes the opportunity to work on the wards regularly. 

 

Outpatients:

      • Musculoskeletal
      • Sports Injuries
      • Post-fracture
      • Orthopaedic conditions
      • Paediatrics - talipes, CHD
      • Womens and Mens Health
      • Falls and Mobility Assessments
      • OA Hip and Knee Group
      • Hydrotherapy
      • Plaster and brace application

Inpatients:

    • Surgical
    • Orthopaedics
    • Medical
    • Paediatric
    • Maternity
    • Intensive care
    • Emergency
    • Acute Neuro

Working hours are 08.00-16.30 Monday to Friday

 

No weekends

No evening or night shifts

Accommodation supplied for the rotation

A predetermined travel subsidy is provided once each rotation

Orientation at commencement of rotation.

Fortnightly in-service in the department.

Courses regularly held within the region. 

Medical Grand Rounds In-Service weekly.

Teleconferencing to regional Physiotherapists 6 weekly.

Videoconferencing links with major hospital inservice programs

Refresh musculoskeletal theory prior to placement

Hospital Swimming Pool. Tennis Court. Good sporting facilities in town. Western Plains Zoo. Theatre and Art Gallery. Observatory, Wineries, Markets, Fishing and Kayaking on the Macquarie River.Plenty of Pubs, Clubs and fine Dining. Day trips to: Mudgee (Wineries), Narromine (Gliding), Lake Burrendong (Sailing, waterskiing), Warrumbungle's (Bushwalking, Abseiling), Orange (shopping, wineries, theatre)

Senior staff rostered for brainstorming sessions fortnightly.

No annual leave while on secondment

Lourdes Hospital, Dubbo 4 Tony McGrane Drive, Dubbo 2830

Jeanette Clarey

F/T 3, P/T 1, Physio Assist: 1, (plus 1 FYG on secondment from RPAH) 34 including 4 TACP beds

Hours of work are 8.30 - 5pm Monday to Friday.  Rostered days off as accrued.

 No evening, nights or weekend work

Accommodation is available at The George Hatch Building at Dubbo Base Hospital, and is free if you are paying rent in Sydney. This is very basic single room accommodation with shared bathroom and kitchen. 

Contact Dubbo Base Hospital on 02 6885 8666.

 A better level of accommodation is sometimes available at the School of Rural Health.  For $80.00 a week you get a single room in a 4 bedroom house, with free internet access.  Contact Lindsay Lowe on 02 6885 7972.

 

On the first day of work the FYG will be given an orientation re the position.

Weekly staff meetings are conducted in the Physiotherapy Department.

Inservices and other education sessions are attended by physiotherapy staff as relevant. 

see Dubbo Base

Ryde Hospital & Community Health Services Denistone Road, EASTWOOD NSW 2122

Stephen SPENNATI

2 17.5 FTE Physiotherapists & 5 FTE Physiotherapy Allied Health Assistants Acute - 130 beds & Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre - 64 beds

Critical Care

Orthopaedics and General Surgery

General Medicine

Short Stay Assessment & Planning Unit -includes assessments in the Emergency Department.

Inpatient Rehabilitation (Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre) - Orthopaedics, Restorative, Amputees, Burns and Neurological.

Outpatients - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with a McKenzie Method focus, Pulmonary & Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs, Joint Replacement Program & Fracture Clinic.

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 16:30.

Work 1:10 weekends (8.00 - 12.00, Saturday and Sunday, then 1 Rostered Day Off (RDO) the following week).

Public Holiday roster.

No evening duty.

 

Limited available in nurses home.

Free car parking onsite

Walking distance from Eastwood and Densitone train stations.

Contact Physiotherapy Manager as soon as possible after notification of allocation.

Hospital Orientation Program - 1 day for all new staff.

Intensive Physiotherapy Orientation /education is provided during first few weeks of work, including participation in RNS FYG induction/education program.

Weekly department inservices, staff meetings or journal clubs.

Various hospital inservices can be attended.

Encouraged to attend McKenzie Physiotherapy Part A & B & Hydrotherapy Courses which are hosted at RNS and Ryde Hospitals.

 

Nil.

Department Lunches

Regular Social Outings

New Graduate Mentoring/Buddy Program to start.

Senior Staff Support & Guidance

Clinical Supervision (Formal & Informal)

Performance Reviews & Development

Regular Inservice Program

 

No annual leave is available for new graduates in their allocation year.

St George Hospital & Community Health Services Gray Street, Kograh NSW 2217

Sue Sellars

Physiotherapy Department Head

Physiotherapy department: 9113 2163

8 60 FTE Physiotherapists plus therapy assistants 639

Orthopaedic ward (mainly trauma, minimal elective surgery) (6 or 7 weeks)

Aged Care (6 or 7 weeks)

ICU evenings and Relief (13 weeks) - 2 FYGs on this rotation together

Respiratory and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (6 or 7 weeks)

Neurology ward and Stroke Unit (6 or 7 weeks)

Secondment to Broken Hill Hospital (13 weeks) - 2 FYGs on this rotation together

 

Normal shifts: Monday to Friday 8.00am-4.30pm.

 

Evenings and Relief rotation: (2 FYGs on this rotation, each working the alternate week in a 2 week cycle)

One week is ICU and evenings, Mon-Fri 1.30pm-10.00pm plus Sat and Sun 11.30am-8.00pm.

The other week is 2 days (Mon-Tues) off then work 'Relief' on Wed-Fri 8.00am – 4.30pm covering leave in a variety of clinical areas, then the weekend of

Rostered on weekends duing ICU rotation, and long weekends during the year.

Alternate weeks duing ICU rotation.

Nil

 Train to Kogarah (about 15mins from Central Station on the Cronulla/Illawarra line ) then a 7 minute walk to St George Hospital

Hospital website is http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/SGH/default.asp and LHD website is http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/

There is a compulsory orientation in the department, the week prior to commencing allocation. There are FYG in-services for 3 weeks at the commencement of work at St George.

Weekly staff inservices, clinical area inservices and journal clubs. FYG inservice programme at commencement of year

Nil

Friendly department with social activities planned throughout the year. Human Resources run a staff social club with activities.

Senior staff wotk with FYGs in the clinical areas. Appraisals / performance reviews are every rotaiton as well as clinical supervision sessions

10 days may be taken after consultation with the Department Head

Broken Hill Hospital Thomas Street, Broken Hill 2880

Allied health manager: Pattie Holtze

Physiotherapy Manager: TBA

Physiotherapy Department: (08) 8080 1405

2 (secondment from St George) 7 F/T 110

Outpatients, general wards.  A wide variety including

• Orthopaedics
• Medical / Surgical / Rehabilitation wards
• Sporting Injuries
• Spinal conditions
• Acute Backs and Necks
• Plastering
• A & E
• Paediatrics
• Rehabilitation
• Hydrotherapy
• RFDS flight

 

 

 

0820-1630

May be rostered for on call duty (weekends only)

Nil

Free accommodation in Staff Quarters.

Broken Hill pays for a return flight between Sydney and Broken Hill for each FYG.

If FYGs drive their car to Broken Hill, the flights can be taken during the secondment, at a time negotiated with Broken Hill.

http://fwlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/

Hospital orientation 1st Monday of month and departmental orientation on commencement of duty.

Fortnightly physiotherapy staff inservices, fortnightly case conference meetings, monthly allied health inservices.

Nil

Friendly outback atmosphere, all major sporting venues and cultural activities especially in arts.

Performance reviews at mid way and end of secondment.

St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Mr Noah Mitchell

P: (02) 8382 3340

E: noah.mitchell@svha.org.au

 

6 40 FTE 330

All rotations are 16 weeks in duration and FYG will do 3 of these rotations.  All FYG do ICU and General Surgery which is a split rotation (8 weeks in duration).  4 of the FYG will be seconded to WMH and 4 will be seconded to Kempsey:

Musculoskeletal Outpatients

General Surgery

Cardiothoracics/Intensive Care

General Surgery

War Memorial Hospital (Aged Care/Rehabilitation)

Kempsey Hospital (Rehabilitation)

Rehabilitation (Sacred Heart - part of the St Vincent's Campus)

 

Ordinary hours are 8.00 to 4.45pm 

Weekend duties: one weekend shift in every 3 or 4 weeks, with a day off during the week.

Evening hours: During the ICU rotation (8 weeks) 10.00 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. (no on-call) 

Nil

15 minute walk from Kings Cross Station

Numerous Bus Routes from all over the metropolitan area

 

svhs.org.au

Please contact Noah Mitchell immediately following allocation to confirm appointment.

Orientation is done in the first week of the FYG year

Weekly department inservices

Inservices in all clinical areas

Weekly Hospital Grand Rounds

Monthly Presentations by the Allied Health Research Unit

Campus presentations 

An inquisitive mind, thirst for knowledge and boundless enthusiasm!

 

For 150 years, St Vincent's has been an integral part of inner-city Sydney and it has a long tradition of supporting the areas of Darlinghurst, Paddington and Surry Hills.  Over the last decade there has been an explosion of culture, food and sport within these areas and St Vincent's has been an important part of this evolution.  From the Sydney Cricket Ground/Football Stadium to the Art Gallery to Kings Cross there is a multitude of experiences all within walking distances of our precinct and as a St Vincent's physiotherapist you will be uniquely placed to be a part of our vibrant culture.

If it is a delicious gelato or world-class art or a footy game you are after, then St Vincent's is the place for you!   

Mentoring Programme: each FYG will be allocated a Level 1/2 mentor who will provide support/clinical supervision during the year

Level 1/2 Forum: there is a monthly meeting of the Level 1/2 staff members that encompasses discussions of relevant matters as well as educational presentations

Employee Counselling: all staff have access to the EAP counselling, a service that is independent of the hospital

There is no Annual Leave for First Year Graduates

Kempsey District Hospital 119 River Street, WEST KEMPSEY NSW 2440

Grahame Knox

Phone 6562 0294

Fax 6562 0349

1 on secondment from St Vincent's Hospital Sydney 3.5 FTE Physiotherapists, 0.6 FTE Physiotherapy Assistant 84

Rehabilitation Ward & hydrotherapy

Monday-Friday 0800-1630

Nil

Nil

Yes - provided by hospital within walking distance.

Own travel arrangements need to be made to get to secondment.

Contact Grahame Knox on 6562 0294, 2/52 prior to placement to discuss requirements.

Onsite orientation by Department Head on commencement of duties.

Staff meeting one week in three, alternating with inservices two weeks in three.

Regular Professional Development course held in the region, at Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Lismore.

Sailing, surfing, swimming, canoeing, water sports, hockey, netball, football, gymnasium, basketball etc.

National Parks for walks.

Markets and cultural activities locally.

You are the sole physiotherapist on the rehab ward, but senior physiotherapists are available for clinical supervision and support whilst you are on secondment.

No annual leave provided during placement.

War Memorial Hospital 125 Birrell Street, WAVERLEY NSW 2024

Jill HALL

1 on secondment from St Vincent's Hospital 8.4 FTE + 1.5 FTE Physiotherapy Assistants 55

No evening or occasional Saturday mornings and public holidays as required.

Short-term accommodation may be possible to arrange on request.

Please contact Noah Mitchell at St Vincent's Hospital immediately following allocation to confirm appointment. War Memorial secondment dates will be arranged on confirmation.

Regular physiotherapy department and interdisciplinary inservices and journal reviews. Further professional development is encouraged.

Tennis court, close to Bondi Junction, local cafes and Beaches.

Sutherland Hospital The Kingsway, CARINGBAH NSW 2229

Andrew Lawson

Contact Phone number 9540-8300 

2 20 FTE 335

Ortho (10 weeks)

Rehab (10 weeks)

Aged Care (10 weeks)

MS (10 weeks)

Resp (10 weeks)

8:00am -16:30pm

Most weekend and PH shifts are covered by dedicated weekend staff. Senior and rotating physios participate in a weekend on-call roster as well as occasional Saturday shifts (about five per year).

Nil.

There is no hospital accommodation available.

Train to Caringbah then 7 minute walk.

Contact Physiotherapy Unit Head on 9540 8300 to make arrangements for recruitment and orientation. Hospital orientation is conducted over two days.

Department inservices occur fortnightly. Some clinical areas conduct regular journal club. All clinical staff particpate in quality improvement activities. Monthly clinical supervision. Professional links with SGH.

Nil

New hospital (2003). Hsopital redevelopment (new 60 beds) is due for completion in 2017. Close to Cronulla beaches and Royal National Park. Friendly department with social activities planned throughout the year.

Appraisals / performance revews every rotaton, clinical supervision sessions.

Sydney Children's Hospital , Randwick (SCHN) High Street , Randwick, 2013

Marianne McCormick , Physiotherapy Manager 93821050

Deborah Daley & Debra Grech, Deputy Physiotherapy Managers  93821050

 

1 There are approx. 23.5 full time equivalent physiotherapy positions, with 38 physiotherapists working either full time or part-time. 160

 

SCH Randwick First Year Graduate Position

This position would be suitable for a new graduate physiotherapist with a keen interest in family centred care and developing paediatric physiotherapy skills over a 12 month period in a specialist tertiary hospital. Previous undergraduate paediatric experience is preferred but not essential.

The position at present does not have the opportunity for any adult health facility secondment

Clinical caseload will predominantly consist of inpatients with respiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions with opportunity to gain experience in orthopaedic clinics and community outpatients.

 

 

 

First Year Graduates also participate in other workplace duties such as Health Promotion, Parent/ school student education programs and quality improvement activities

 

 

Work Rosters

First year graduates will be expected to work a variety of shifts across all seven days of the week, including morning, afternoon, evenings, weekends, public holidays and on call shifts.

Hours of work

38 hours per week. One rostered day off each 4 week period

 

 

Work Rosters

First year graduates will be expected to work a variety of shifts across all seven days of the week, including morning, afternoon, evenings, weekends, public holidays and on call shifts.

Hours of work

38 hours per week. One rostered day off each 4 week period

 

 

Work Rosters

First year graduates will be expected to work a variety of shifts across all seven days of the week, including morning, afternoon, evenings, weekends, public holidays and on call shifts.

Hours of work

38 hours per week. One rostered day off each 4 week period

 

Nil Available connected with the Hospital, Rental accomodation in the area, proximity with UNSW.

Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick is part of the Randwick Hospitals Campus, adjacent to the adult Prince of Wales Hospital, the Royal Hospital for Women and the Prince of Wales Private Hospital, located in close proximity to the University of New South Wales.

http://www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/

 

The Physiotherapy Department  

We strive to provide the highest possible quality care to children, young people and their families referred to our department for physiotherapy services. The physiotherapy department has an evidence-based approach focussing on quality improvement, safety, effectiveness, efficiency, consumer participation and fair access.

Our patients and their families are our number one priority. We encourage a work environment that is supportive, creative, fun and challenging. We value open and honest communication and believe our functional teamwork builds cooperation and trust and enables us to learn from each other.

All team members are respected, their ideas valued and achievements recognised. Participation in planning, decision making and problem solving is encouraged and opportunities for continuous growth and learning, mentoring and feedback are considered essential.

Physiotherapists at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick assess and treat children with physical problems and disabilities, such as:

·         Orthopaedic problems including scoliosis, talipes equinovarus/clubfoot, sports injuries, fractures and juvenile arthritis

·         Neurological problems including cerebral palsy, developmental delay, brain injury, spinal cord injury and spina bifida

·         Respiratory problems including cystic fibrosis.

·         Other problems including hand injuries, muscle disease and burns

·         Hydrotherapy for individual children on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

 

 

There is a strong culture of professional development, learning and reflective practice.

Some of the training and support programs available to First Year Graduates include individual and group clinical supervision, fortnightly in-service program, student tutorials, journal club, Orientation to Paediatrics Workshop, Hospital-wide Grand Rounds and Telehealth

 

 

This position would be suitable for a new graduate physiotherapist with a keen interest in family centred care and developing paediatric physiotherapy skills over a 12 month period in a specialist tertiary hospital. Previous undergraduate paediatric experience is preferred but not essential.

The position at present does not have the opportunity for any adult health facility secondment.

Clinical caseload will predominantly consist of inpatients with respiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions with opportunity to gain experience in orthopaedic clinics and community outpatients.

First Year Graduates also participate in other workplace duties such as Health Promotion, Parent/ school student education programs and quality improvement activities

 

 

 

Sydney Children's Hospital Ball

Clinical Supervision Program

As per SCHN /NSW Health Leave Matters Policy

Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital Edward St, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650

Emily Farquhar

1 18 FTE 260

Rehabilitation; intensive care, medical and surgical; orthopaedics; outpatients and hydrotherapy

8.00 - 16.30

 

 

 

All staff are expected to take part in the weekend and Public Holiday roster. This is approximately 1 shift per month.

nil

Accommodation is available in the nurse’s quarters for up to 3 months depending on availability. 

We provide outreach to Lockhart MPS

https://www.myhospitals.gov.au/hospital/1156R2190/wagga-wagga-rural-referral-hospital

Please contact Emily Farquhar, Physiotherapist in Charge at Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital, immediately following allocation to confirm appointment.

Fortnightly departmental inservices (alternating with staff meetings) and individual tutorials as required. Numerous courses run in Wagga Wagga each year including respiratory courses and casting workshops.

Sport, Gyms and Large indoor pool, Cinema and Theatre, Music, Drama, Kayaking, Cycling, Running, Courses etc.

 

Buddied with a senior on each rotation, regular formal supervision sessions, monthly Level 1/ 2 support meetings

Leave can be negotiated with the Physiotherapist in Charge

Westmead Hospital Corner Hawkesbury and Darcy Roads, WESTMEAD NSW 2145

Maria QUINLIVAN

10 53 FTE 1000

There are two streams of rotations. All FYGs will complete five rotations of approximately 10 week's duration. All FYGs complete a nights rotation and a secondment to Goulburn Hospital. FYGs rotate to Goulburn in pairs. Experience provided during the Westmead Allocation year includes Musculoskeletal Outpatients (which may be undertaken at either Westmead or Goulburn, depending on the stream), Cardiopulmonary, Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics and Neurosciences. One rotation stream includes a Post Acute Community Care (PACC) rotation.

It is important to note that two FYGs will commence in Goulburn and one FYG will commence on the Nights roster from day one of Allocation.

Physiotherapy Department working hours during the week are 0800 hours to 1630 hours.  Weekend and public holiday day time working hours are also 0800 hours to 1630 hours.  

Weekend shifts are approximately one in four, with rostered days off during the following week.

The evening roster is 1400 hrs to 2230 hrs, followed by "On Call"  from 2230 to 0800.

Yes. Our accommodation complex has 2 and 4 bedroom furnished units (flat share basis) with a tennis court, BBQ's and easy access to a supermarket. As there can be a waiting list, it is important to organise accommodation immediately following allocation.

The hospital is easy walking distance from Westmead Station.

https://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Physiotherapy-Westmead-Hospital/Physiotherapy-at-Westmead-Hospital

There is a one day general Physiotherapy Orientation for all FYGs on the first day of Allocation. Specific orientation to each clinical area will occur at the commencement of each rotation. All FYGs will also be rostered to attend Westmead Hospital Orientation early in the course of their first Westmead rotation.

A series of tutorials is run for FYGs during the first few weeks. (This series is repeated for those whose first rotation is a secondment).

There is a general departmental inservice held on a monthly basis. There is also a weekly inservice or case presentation held in each clinical area. The opportunity exists for FYGs to attend other relevant hospital clinical training lectures and programmes.

n/a

Department Social Club organises regular social activities.

There is a professional support / mentoring program provided to FYGs. There is a designated clinical senior for each rotation. There is also an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to all staff. 

Annual Leave may be approved in exceptional circumstances. However it is not possible to take Annual Leave during the nights rotation.

Goulburn Health Service (2 campuses) 130 Goldsmith St GOULBURN NSW 2580 (Locked Bag 15, GOULBURN)

Anne Brewster

2 (Westmead) 5 F/T, 3 P/T, 5 AHAs 135

Inpatients: orthopaedics including plasters, general medicine

Outpatients: including hydrotherapy and orthopaedic group

Monday - Friday 0830- 1700

Occasional opportunity on voluntary basis only.

Nil

Yes at Goulburn Base Hospital Nursing Quarters Accommodation (located on site).

For staff who already pay for accommodation elsewhere, there is no room charge. Evidence of payment for your usual accommodation must be provided prior to arrival (details will be available when you commence at Westmead).

For staff who do not already pay for usual accommodation, rooms charges will apply. A schedule of fees will be available to you on commencement at Westmead.

A refundable key deposit of $50 is required on arrival. This can be paid in cash or by card at Hospital Administration.

A travel reimbursement is paid for one return trip from Westmead to Goulburn.

http://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/

Orientation is provided at commencement of rotation and ongoing supervision and support is provided.

Weekly staff inservice.

Grand rounds weekly.

Nil

1 3/4 hours drive from Liverpool. 1 hour from Canberra. 1 1/2 hours from the Coast. A rural environment with a large variety of sporting and recreational activities. Only 2 hours drive from the snow.

Hydro pool has free staff sessions.

Regular supervision and support sessions are scheduled throughout placement.

Senior clinicians on site.

Annual Leave requests will be considered on a case by case basis and must be submitted prior to arrival.