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The physiotherapy department has 14 physiotherapists (about 10 full-time equivalent), two Allied Health assistants who work across multiple disciplines) and an administrative officer.
We are dedicated to ensuring services provided are of the highest quality and are evidence based. Our physiotherapists attend regular ongoing education both within the department and externally.
Our staff strive to provide the highest quality care and are regularly engaged in and involved with quality improvement initiatives and research projects.
Our team also prides itself on a culture that embraces clinical education of students. We have developed a rich learning environment where students and staff alike have opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge.
Physiotherapy staff at Auburn Hospital report to the physiotherapy unit head. The unit head reports to both the Auburn Hospital executive (through the Auburn Allied Health manager) and the physiotherapy head of department at Westmead and Auburn hospitals.
In addition to compliance with the NSW Health Code of Conduct, physiotherapists are bound to comply with the Australian Code of Conduct for Registered Health Practitioners as per the Physiotherapy Board of Australia guidelines.
Clinical education of physiotherapy students is an important aspect of day-to-day business.
Undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy students attend clinical placements at Auburn Hospital for up to five weeks. They are given the opportunity to clinically reason, learn and refine their clinical and technical skills.
The department also regularly accommodates overseas-qualified physiotherapists, completing preparation for their Australian Physiotherapy Council exams, which are required to gain registration in Australia.
Our department prides itself on being a place for staff and students to learn.
Staff participate in mandatory training and regular departmental inservices. Staff are also encouraged to attend external courses and conferences to further their knowledge and clinical skills.
We participate in the NSW Physiotherapy New Graduate Allocation program, taking four new graduates each year.
New graduate intern physiotherapists rotate through both inpatient and outpatient musculoskeletal services at Auburn Hospital, as well as completing secondments to Westmead Hospital (working in the acute inpatient team) and St Joseph’s Hospital in Auburn (working in rehabilitation). This provides a well-rounded experience and equips participants with a broad range of skills and knowledge.
For more information, visit the NSW Physiotherapy New Graduate Allocation website.
Visit the NSW Health Online Recruiting website to view positions advertised or to set up automatic notifications about vacant positions.