Lithgow Health Service

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

Address

2-6 Col Drew Drive, Lithgow. NSW 2785

Website

http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/lithgow-hospital

Manager / Contact

Andreas Heidemann, Head of Department

Phone: (02) 63502515

Fax: (02) 6350 2339

No of FYGs

1

No of physios (PT) and assistants (A)

3.6 PT; 2.5 TA

No of hospital beds

46

FYG Clinical Rotations

General wards 50%,

Outpatients and hydrotherapy 50%

Working hours

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

 

Weekend shifts

NO weekend work

Evening shifts

NO shift work

Accommodation

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

Travel

40 minutes drive from Katoomba

 

Orientation Process

  • 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.

Education programs

  • 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

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

Drivers Licence

Social Activities

  • 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.

Support Mechanisms

  • 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

Annual Leave Policy

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