Blacktown Hospital

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

Address

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

Website

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

Manager / Contact

Ian Starkey - Physiotherapy Department Head Blacktown & Mt Druitt Hospitals

9881-8302

No of FYGs

2 FTE across Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital

No of physios (PT) and assistants (A)

25.93 FTE across Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital

No of hospital beds

670

FYG Clinical Rotations

ICU/HDU/CCU

Orthopaedics

Outpatients

Rehabilitation

Working hours

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

Weekend shifts

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

Oncall is optional

 

Evening shifts

No fixed evening shifts.

 

Accommodation

Nil

Travel

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

Orientation Process

Both department and hospital wide orientation is provided on commencement.

Education programs

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

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

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

Social Activities

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

Support Mechanisms

Clinical Supervision is provided throughout allocation.

Annual Leave Policy

Access to Annual Leave is negotiated.