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


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    The Kingsway, CARINGBAH NSW 2229


    Andrew Lawson

    Contact Phone number 9540-8300 

    No of FYGs


    No of Physios (PT) and Assistants (A)

    21 FTE

    No of Hospital Beds


    Selection Criteria

    • Qualifications in accordance with Schedule C of the NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award and The Physiotherapy Board of Australia (AHPRA)

    • Demonstrated core competency skills  in Cardiorespiratory, Neurological and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

    • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to proactively engage with patients/clients to enhance service delivery 

    • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to exercise independent professional judgement on routine matters, commensurate with years of experience

    • Computer skills and the capacity to use health information systems

    • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement

    • Demonstrated commitment to evidence based practice and a commitment to ongoing clinical and professional learning

    FYG Clinical Rotations

    Ortho (8-9 weeks)

    Rehab (8-9 weeks)

    Aged Care (8-9 weeks)

    MS (8-9 weeks)

    Resp and CCM (8-9 weeks)

    Surgical (8-9 weeks)

    Working Hours

    8:00am -16:30pm

    Weekend Shifts

    Most weekend shifts are covered by dedicated weekend staff. New raduate physios will be involved in a rotating weekend on-call roster (about 10 weeks of the year) and a rotating Saturday aged care shift that is worked as time in lieu of a weekday shift. New graduate physios work the majority of these in a block in the first half of the year.

    Evening shifts



    There is no hospital accommodation available.


    Train to Caringbah then 7 minute walk.

    Orientation Process

    Contact Physiotherapy HOD on 9540 8300 to make arrangements for recruitment and orientation. Hospital orientation is conducted over two days.

    Education Programs

    Department inservices occur weekly with additional EBP inservices. In addition, some clinical areas conduct regular journal club. All clinical staff particpate in quality improvement activities and regular clinical supervision. For those interested, there is some scope for involvement in research activities.

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


    Social Activities

    New hospital (2003). Hospital redevelopment and reconfiguration completed in 2017. Undergoing theatre redevelopment 2021-23. Close to Cronulla beaches and Royal National Park. Friendly department with social activities planned throughout the year.

    Support Mechanisms

    Appraisals / performance revews every rotaton, regular clinical supervision sessions.

    Annual Leave Policy

    New graduate physios can apply to take a portion of annual leave. Preference will be given to permanent staff during high demand times.