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


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    High, RANDWICK NSW 2031


    Head of Department - Daniel Treacy - email:

    Deputy Head of Department - Josh Wakefield - email:

    No of FYGs


    No of Physios (PT) and Assistants (A)

    55 FTE

    No of Hospital Beds


    Selection Criteria

    1. Qualifications in accordance with Schedule C of the NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award and the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (AHPRA)
    2. Demonstrated core competency skills in Physiotherapy
    3. Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to proactively engage with patients/clients to enhance service delivery
    4. Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to exercise independent professional judgement on routine matters, commensurate with years of experience
    5. Computer skills and the capacity to use health information systems
    6. Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement and evidence based practice and a commitment to ongoing clinical and professional learning
    7. Current unrestricted Driver's licence, valid in NSW

    FYG Clinical Rotations

    Stream A 


    Aged Care Rehab


    Mercy Care Centre, Young

    Additional acute placement


    Stream B


    Aged Care Acute

    General Rehab/Spinal Unit

    MSK/Hydro outpatients



    Evenings - 10 Day Rotating rosters. Will involve working Saturday and Sunday each week either on days or evenings. One person is on call overnight

    Ortho - Thurs to Monday, ie working every weekend

    Mercy care Centre - Outpatients with some wards experience

    Working Hours

    The working hours are 0800 to 1630hrs Monday to Friday except during Evening, Orthoapedic and Acute Neuroscience rotations.

    We have 1 additional day off (ADO) 12 times per year. 

    Weekend Shifts

    The Evening and Orthoapedic rotations incorportate weekend work. New graduates may also be required to work additional weekend days at other times throughout the year.



    Evening shifts

    This is one of the rotations that all interns will complete during the year. The hours are 0930hrs to 1800hrs and then on call for out of hours calls back. 


    There is no accommodation available at Prince of Wales Hospital.


    Prince of Wales Hospital is very accessible by public transport. On site parking is available for long term staff parking however most staff utilise the on street parking and walk.

    Orientation Process

    There is a compulsory 5 day orientation in the week prior to the commencement of duty. This will be the week before the official start date. It is important to note that 1 therapist will be commencing their rural secondment on the following Monday. Two therapists will begin evening duty on the Friday of the orientation week.

    Education Programs

    There is a strong commitment to continuing education with regular inservices in each clinical area and regular longer workshops throughout the year. 

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

    No prerequisites are required. We do not expect you to have experience of all of the cliniacl areas that you will be working in but expect that you will orient yourself with the information provided and by seeking out information from the more senior staff on that unit.

    Social Activities

    There are local beaches, a hospital based recreational activities program, access to the University of NSW recreational centre and many local eateries & entertainment venues.

    Support Mechanisms

    Clinical Support

    FYGs will be working alongside a variety of senior physiotherapists who will provide the level of clinical support required. There is a regular New Graduate and 4 month rotator mentor meeting and new graduates will be assigned to a separate clinical support group to meet monthly to reflect upon their practice.

    Continuing Professional Development

    • FYG fortnightly journal club (supervised by senior physiotherapists)
    • Acute + Rehab journal club
    • Specific clinical area in-services
    • Monthly area workshops
    • Medical grand rounds, X-Ray meetings etc.

    Quality Improvement

    Every new graduate will be involved in and complete a quality improvement project over the 12 month period with the support of senior staff.

    Work Reviews
    On each rotation an appraisal is completed with the senior physiotherapist and there are regular meetings with your senior staff member during each rotation to discuss your ongoing experience on the unit. 

    Annual Leave Policy

    All new graduates accrue annual leave at 20 days over 12 months. You will be encouraged to take 1-2 weeks of leave during the year but that will depend on the time and other factors. You are welcome to discuss this with Josh Wakefield/Daniel Treacy