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Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital (BMDAMH)

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    Participating hospital information 2023. Please contact the hospital directly if further information is required.


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    Woodlands Rd, KATOOMBA NSW 2780


    Derek Boersma, Department Head Physiotherapy Blue Mountains and Springwood Hospitals

    Phone: (02) 4784 6626; 0427343349

    Fax: (02) 47846985

    No of FYGs

    2, on 6 monthly rotation

    No of Physios (PT) and Assistants (A)

    10.2 Physio FTE; 3.5 AHA FTE

    No of Hospital Beds


    FYG Clinical Rotations

    • 6 month rotation at Blue Mountains Hospital - 11 weeks inpatient rehabilitation /  11 weeks medical inpatients/ 4 weeks outpatients (negotiable)
    • 6 month rotation with Nepean Blue Mountains Community Health Care.

    Working Hours

    • Blue Mountains Hospital: Physiotherapy hours - 8.00am-4.30pm Monday to Friday; Saturday 8.00am to 4.30pm; Sunday 8.00am -12.00pm with an Allocated Day off one day per month.
    • Weekend work and Public Holiday cover as rostered.


    Weekend Shifts

     FYGs are expected to participate in the weekend roster (8 hours on Saturdays, 4 hours on Sundays) with rostered time in lieu within the same 2 week pay period

    Evening shifts

    No evening or on call shifts


    When on BMDAMH rotation: Up to 3 months accomodation may be possible in staff accommodation at a cost. Accomodation is in high demand and needs to be organised prior to commencement of Allocation. Contact Department Head Physio for further information


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

    Free onsite parking available at Blue Mountains Hospital

    Orientation Process

    • 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
    • 1 day district orientation with all Physiotherapy new Grads across the LHD - 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)
    • Departmental orientation will include: orientation to clinical area, documentation and statistics, department policy and procedures, introduction to staff.
    • 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.

    Education Programs

    • Weekly inservices; journal club
    • NBMLHD Allied Health Educational series
    • Opportunities for Study Leave is available upon request and subject to approval


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

    Drivers Licence

    Knowledge of inpatient rehabilitation & respiratory physiotherapy

    Social Activities

    • 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
    • Local Aquatic centre with Indoor heated swimming pool, gyms and basketball centre
    • 24 hour gyms

    Support Mechanisms

    • New Graduate Interprofessional Peer Learning sessions
    • Senior Superivision program as per the HETI "Superguide"
    • Physiotherapy New Graduate Coordinator
    • NBMLHD Employee Assistance Program

    Annual Leave Policy

    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