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    Hargrave Rd, AUBURN NSW 2144


    Lilian Wong

    Head of Department, Physiotherapy

    Auburn Hospital


    Phone: 8759 3169

    No of FYGs

    4 (2 Secondments – Westmead Geriatrics and Hospital in the Home)

    No of Physios (PT) and Assistants (A)

    18 FTE

    No of Hospital Beds


    Selection Criteria

    1. Demonstrated skills in managing patients from diverse backgrounds.
    2. Demonstrated effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
    3. Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities to improve the quality of service as well as a commitment to ongoing professional development.
    4. Ability to work in and contribute positively to a team.

    FYG Clinical Rotations

    Musculoskeletal Outpatients (Auburn District Hospital)

    Geriatric Inpatients (Westmead Hospital in Geriatric Medicine - Secondment)

    General Inpatients (Auburn District Hospital)

    Community (Hospital in the Home - secondment)

    Rotations require involvement in community care and thus a valid drivers license is required.

    Working Hours

    Weekday Hours 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Weekend and public holiday day time working hours are also 08:00 – 16:30.

    No evening or night duty.

    Weekend Shifts

    Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm, the FYG on inpatient rotation at Auburn Hospital will be required to work all Saturdays during that rotation with RDO on Wednesday. 

    Evening shifts





    Auburn and Lidcombe Train Stations are both approximately 15-20 min walk from the hospital

    Staff parking is available for a small fee.

    Street parking is usually available within 1-2 blocks of the hospital at most times.

    Orientation Process

    WSLHD Corporate Orientation: Half Day at Westmead Hospital (Completed as part of first few weeks of employment).

    Remaining Orientation is via online learning modules on HETI Online

    Education Programs

    Weekly inservices held by the Physiotherapy Department. Physiotherapists may also attend Clinical Meetings as appropriate.

    New Graduate Physiotherapists at Auburn District Hospital and on secondment undergo regular clinical supervision sessions with senior staff for ongoing professional development and education/skill development.

    Attendance at external development courses/events is also encouraged/supported.

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


    Social Activities

    Auburn is a small district hospital with a very friendly atmosphere.

    Social events (such as staff lunches) both within the physiotherapy and allied health teams as well as across the facility are common.

    Support Mechanisms

    WSLHD has an  Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to all staff as necessary.

    In addition to clinical supervision from immediate clinical senior all new graduates are encouraged to develop relationships with senior staff across the department and the physiotherapy team leader. 

    Annual Leave Policy

    Annual leave whilst rotating through Auburn Hospital is negotiable (depending on staffing across the department at the desired time).

    Leave whilst on secondment at Westmead Hospital may not be accommodated.

    Therefore it is recommended that successful applicants to Auburn notify the physiotherapy team leader of any leave requests ASAP to ensure leave requests can be taken into consideration when planning rotations and rosters.