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


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    St George Hospital: and SESLHD:


    Gray Street, Kogarah NSW 2217


    Sue Sellars

    Physiotherapy Department Head

    Physiotherapy department: 9113 2163

    No of FYGs


    No of Physios (PT) and Assistants (A)

    64 FTE staff (Physiotherapists plus 3 Therapy Assistants)

    No of Hospital Beds


    Selection Criteria

    Applicants will need to address the following selection criteria for a Level 1-2 Physiotherapist within SESLHD:

    1.      Qualifications in accordance with Schedule C of the NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award and the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (AHPRA); and demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development.

    2.      Demonstrated core competency skills in Cardiorespiratory, Neurological and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

    3.      Demonstrated high level written, verbal and interpersonal skills, to both engage patients/clients and work effectively with the multi-disciplinary team.

    4.      Demonstrated ability to exercise independent professional judgement in the provision of clinical care using evidence-based practice, commensurate with years of experience.

    5.      Demonstrated commitment to the use and application of professional and clinical digital technologies.

    6.      Demonstrated participation or leadership in quality improvement processes and teaching, commensurate with years of experience.

    FYG Clinical Rotations

    Orthopaedic ward (mainly trauma, minimal elective surgery) (6 or 7 weeks)

    Aged Care (6 or 7 weeks)

    ICU evenings and Relief (13 weeks) - 2 FYGs on this rotation together

    Respiratory and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (6 or 7 weeks)

    Neurology ward and Stroke Unit (6 or 7 weeks)

    Secondment to Broken Hill Hospital – musculoskeletal outpatients and general wards (13 weeks) - 2 FYGs on this rotation together

    Please see the Allocation Information on St George Hospital for more detailed informaton.

    Working Hours

    Normal shifts: Monday to Friday 8.00am-4.30pm.

    Evenings and Relief rotation: (2 FYGs on this rotation, each working the alternate week in a 2 week cycle):

    One week is ICU and evenings, Mon-Fri 1.30pm-10.00pm plus Sat and Sun 11.30am-8.00pm. After the evening shift, you are then On-Call until 8.00am the next day. Call-backs are infrequent.

    The other week is 2 days off (Monday and Tuesday), then work Relief Shifts (Wednesday to Friday 8.00am-4.30pm for leave relief, covering a variety of clinical areas), then the weekend off.

    Please see the Allocation Information on St George Hospital for more detailed informaton about the Evenings/relief roster.

    Weekend Shifts

    FYGs are rostered on alternate weekends during Evenings and ICU rotation as described under "working hours".

    Department staff (including FYGs) participate in weekend rosters (daytime shifts) throughout the year as required. St George has permanent weekend staff, but cover is needed for their annual leave etc. When weekday staff work a weekend shift, staff will recive a Rostered Day Off (RDO) on a weekday. 

    In addition, FYGs are also rostered on daytime shifts on long weekends/public holidays during the year.

    Evening shifts

    FYGs work one week of evenings during the ‘Evenings and relief rotation’ as described under "working hours".




    Train to Kogarah (about 15mins from Central Station on the T4 to Cronulla-Illawarra line), then a 7-minute walk to St George Hospital.

    Orientation Process

    There is compulsory orientation in the department, the week prior to commencing allocation.

    Education Programs

    Weekly staff in-services, clinical area in-services and journal clubs. FYG orientation is in the week prior to allocation.

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


    Social Activities

    Friendly department with social activities planned throughout the year. St George Hospital has a variety of activities for Staff Wellbeing throughout the year (eg Pilates classes, gardening group etc)

    Support Mechanisms

    Senior staff work with FYGs in the clinical areas. Appraisals / performance reviews occur each rotation as well as monthly clinical supervision sessions.

    Annual Leave Policy

    Each FYG may take 10 days Annual leave throughout the year.