Auburn Hospital

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


Hargrave Rd, AUBURN NSW 2144


Manager / Contact

James CHEN (A/Physiotherapy Unit Head)

No of FYGs

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

No of physios (PT) and assistants (A)

11 FTE

No of hospital beds


FYG Clinical Rotations

Musculoskeletal Outpatients (Auburn District Hospital)

Inpatients (Westmead Hospital - Secondment)

General Inpatients (Auburn District Hospital)

Rehabilitation (St Joseph's Hospital Auburn - Secondment)


Working hours

Weekday Hours 8:00am - 4:30pm

Weekend work will be required

No evening duty.

Weekend shifts

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

Evening shifts





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.

Orientation Process

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

Education programs

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.

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


Social Activities

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.


Support Mechanisms

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 Policy

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.