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


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    Denistone Road, EASTWOOD NSW 2122


    Stephen SPENNATI - 98587354

    No of FYGs


    No of Physios (PT) and Assistants (A)

    18 FTE Physiotherapists & 5 FTE Physiotherapy Allied Health Assistants

    No of Hospital Beds

    Acute - 120 beds & Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre - 64 beds

    Selection Criteria

    1. Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders;colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
    2. Qualifications recognised for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia and current AHPRA Registration. Please upload University results.
    3. Demonstrated relevant clinical experience for working at Ryde Hospital with a broad interest in all areas of Physiotherapy practice. Please upload APPS as evidence of undergraduate clinical experience.
    4. Demonstrated ability to prioritise workload, meet deadlines and complete activities (including ability to work within scope of practice and seek assistance when required) and demonstrated computer literacy skills.
    5. Demonstrated ability to work individually and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
    6. Commitment to Quality Improvement, ongoing professional development, evidence based practice and research.
    7. Current NSW drivers licence.

    FYG Clinical Rotations

    Each rotation is approximately 10 weeks in duration. The rotations include;

    • Critical Care - ICU & CCU.
    • Orthopaedics and General Surgery.
    • General Medicine.
    • Rehabilitation - in the Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre. Experience includes Orthopaedic, Restorative and Neurological Rehabilitation.
    • Outpatients - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with a McKenzie Method Approach, Joint Replacement Program,  Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and the Orthopaedic Clinic.

    Working Hours

    Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 16:30.

    Weekend Shifts

    Work 1:10 weekends (8.00 - 12.00, Saturday and Sunday, then 1 Rostered Day Off (RDO) the following week).

    Public Holiday roster.

    Evening shifts

    No evening duty.




    Free car parking onsite.

    Walking distance from Eastwood and Denistone train stations.

    Orientation Process

    Contact the Ryde Physiotherapy Manager as soon as possible after notification of allocation.

    NSLHD Corporate Orientation Program is a compulsory 1 day attendance at RNSH for all new staff.

    Intensive Physiotherapy Orientation /Induction is provided during first few weeks of work. You will be 'buddied' with another Physiotherapist. 

    Education Programs

    Weekly department inservices, staff meetings or journal clubs.

    Various hospital inservices can be attended.

    Encouraged to attend McKenzie Physiotherapy Part A & B.

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


    Social Activities

    Department Lunches

    Regular Social Outings

    Support Mechanisms

    New Graduate Mentoring/Buddy Program for 1-2 weeks when commencing work

    Senior Staff Support & Guidance

    Clinical Supervision (Formal & Informal)

    Performance Reviews & Development

    Regular Inservice Program

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

    Annual Leave Policy

    Generally, no annual leave is available for new graduates in their allocation year.