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


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    Sydney Local health District


    59 Missenden Road, CAMPERDOWN NSW 2050


    Head of Dept / Director of Physio SLHD Ruth Perrott email

    Deputy Head of Dept Julie Penn - email

    No of FYGs

    10 (including 3 secondments)

    No of Physios (PT) and Assistants (A)

    45 FTE

    No of Hospital Beds


    Selection Criteria


    1   Demonstrated organisational and time management skills, and the ability to apply these to work prioritisation in an acute care hospital based clinical setting.

    2.  2    Demonstrated commitment to professional development

    3.  3    Demonstrated experiences in working as a member of a multidisciplinary team

    4. 4     Demonstrates a thorough understanding and management of clinical deterioration




    FYG Clinical Rotations

    The roster is divided into two clinically equivalent Streams. Each Stream has five different rotations of either 10 or 12 weeks. There are 3 secondments - 2 people at any time to DUBBO and 1 person to BALMAIN

    Other rotations include Intensive Care Units / Cardiothoracics / Evenings and Weekends (includes being on call) / Aged Care / Elective Orthopaedics / Outpatients 

    They are organised in the first week or if possible via teams/zoom prior to commencing.

    Working Hours

    7 day roster

    Day shift 0800 -1630

    Evening shift 1330 - 2200 then on call to 0800 next morning

    Weekend Shifts

    All FYG will do one "Nights and weekends rotation". This will be every weekend either on day shift or nights for this entire rotation

    Evening shift 1330 - 2200, then on call to 0800 the next morning.

    Day shift 0800 - 1630

    Evening shifts

    Evening shifts 1330 - 2200, then on call to 0800 the next morning.




    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital is in Missenden Road, Camperdown, adjacent to main campus of Sydney University.

    There are bus links along Parramatta Road to Camperdown and to King Street, Newtown.

    Trains to either Newtown or Redfern Stations.

    Paid Car Park mostly available ( daily rates apply)

    Orientation Process

    Sydney Local Health District Corporate Orientation is one full day held out at Olympic park which will be either in your first or second week. The rest of the first week will be a comprehensive departmental orientation. Secondments begin week 2 (after the corporate orientation)

    Information will be sent to new graduates with employment paperwork.

    Orientation to evening duty includes clinical teaching with a more experienced physiotherapist.

    Education Programs

    Centre for Education Workforce Development (CEWD) provides in house education and on line mandatory education.

    Comprehensive catalogue of on line learning available through Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) from the Ministry of Health.

    Physiotherapy Department education program includes inservices, practical classes and clinical case presentations.

    Course leave applications will be considered on a case to case basis. The course will need to be relevant to clinical work.

    Regular tutorials (5x5) conducted for FYG. Grand rounds and annual District Innovations Symposium

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


    Social Activities

    Membership is available to Area Leisure and Fitness, a very active Sports and Social Club for all hospital staff, includes a gymnasium.

    Many social activities organised within physiotherapy.

    Support Mechanisms

    There are designated senior physiotherapists in each clinical rotation.

    There is a mentorship programme which is conducted with a more experienced peer.

    Annual Leave Policy

    No annual leave within the first six months of employment.

    After six months, annual leave may be considered. Annual leave will not be approved when on Nights/weekend roster. While on secondment it will be at the discretion of the head of department of the secondment hospital.