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Lismore Base Hospital

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    (Secondment from Royal North Shore Hospital)

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


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    Uralba Street, LISMORE NSW 2480


    Emma McDonald

    Physiotherapy Head of Department for Lismore, Ballina and Casino

    Community and Allied Health

    Northern NSW Local Health District

    T (02) 6620 2271    M 0427 283 161   E

    No of FYGs

    2 F/T(on secondment from Royal North Shore Hospital)

    No of Physios (PT) and Assistants (A)

    6 F/T, 4 P/T, 1 Exercise Physiologist

    No of Hospital Beds


    FYG Clinical Rotations

    2 x secondee physio's will be responsible for inpatient caseload on mixture of medical and surgical wards.


    These may include:

    - Ward C7 (Acute Stroke Unit, General Medical and Respiratory) 30 beds, this includes assistance of Acute Stroke Senior Physio two days a week - full day's caseload

    - Ward E9 (Haematology, Oncology and Gastro) 16 beds - ~half day caseload (can surge up to 28 beds)

    - Ward F9 (Cardiology, Renal and Vascular) 28 bed - ~half day caseload

    - Ward E10 (Short Stay Surgical and Medical Assessment Unit) 20 beds - ~half day caseload (can surge up to 28 beds)


    Working Hours

    Fulltime 76hours per fortnight.  Mon-Fri 0800 - 1630.  No on-call or evening shifts.  2x ADO's per 10 week secondment.  3x ADO's per 11 week secondment (first and last secondment of the year run for 11 weeks).

    Weekend Shifts

    Covered by permanent staff, but occasional weekend shifts may be required to backfill leave.  Reasonable notice will be provided in these instances.  Coverage of public holiday shifts likely to be required (especially Xmas/New Year secondment).

    Evening shifts



    Yes - paid by hospital. 2 brm self contained unit. 1 car space.  A short drive from the hospital, public bus stop ~500m walk.  A contribution of $50 per week may be required towards accommodation costs.

    2/5 Caringal Court,

    Goonellabah NSW 2480 


    Own travel arrangements need to be made to get to secondment.  An allowance will be paid on completion of the secondment to contribute to travel expenses.

    Orientation Process

    Contact Emma Webster on 66202155 2/52 prior to placement and Information Package will be sent to you.

    Education Programs

    Department Inservicing (weekly). 

    Social Activities

    Staff swimming pool, excellent beaches and surfing, Music Festivals ('Blues and Roots', 'Splendor in the Grass'), All sports well catered for, Great Live Music scene, Nightlife, Cafe's and Restaurants Bushwalking and Camping

    Support Mechanisms

    You will have senior Physiotherapists providing your clinical supervision and support whilst you are on secondment.

     Contact: Emma Webster (0266202155)

    Annual Leave Policy

    No annual leave provided during secondment