Port Kembla Hospital

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

Address

P O Box 21, WARRAWONG NSW 2502

Website

http://islhnweb/

Manager / Contact

Maren (Marnie) JONES- PKH Physiotherapy Unit Head

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

Phone: (02)42238210

 

No of FYGs

1

No of physios (PT) and assistants (A)

Physios 15 F/T, 10 P/T, Assistants 2 F/T, 4 P/T

No of hospital beds

42

FYG Clinical Rotations

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

Working hours

Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm.

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

Weekend shifts

Nil

Evening shifts

Nil

 

Accommodation

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

Travel

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

Orientation Process

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

 

Education programs

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

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

Current NSW drivers license (or equivalent)

 

Social Activities

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

Wheelchair basketball, sailability, disabled surfing.

Support Mechanisms

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

Annual Leave Policy

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