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					                   HERVEY BAY AND MARYBOROUGH HOSPITALS
                    Sunshine Coast – Wide Bay Health Service District

PO Box 592, Pialba Q 4655
Telephone: (07) 4120 6626             Fax: (07) 4120 6796

Acting Manager                        Beth Norton
Director Medical Service              Dr Tim Smart
Executive Director Nursing Services   Anne Schefe
Director Clinical Support Services
Director Corporate Services           Geoff Dawson

Medical Imaging Contact               Joseph Sciuto
                                      Director Medical Imaging Technology
                                      Telephone: (07) 4120 6626
                                      email: joe_sciuto@health.qld.gov.au

Hospital Category                     B (Hervey Bay)        B (Maryborough)
Daily average Inpatients                  12                        2
Daily average Outpatients                 35                       26

Staffing
District Officer                      1.0 FTE (0.5 FTE at both sites)

Hervey Bay Hospital
Radiographers                         7.0   FTE
Nursing                               1.0   FTE
Operational Staff                     1.0   FTE
Administrative Staff                  2.0   FTE

Maryborough Base Hospital
Radiographers                         2.6 FTE
Operational Staff                     1.0 FTE
Administrative Staff                  2.0 FTE

Hospitals
Hervey Bay Hospital opened in 1997 and is a modern low set hospital. It is
situated on the corner of Nissan Street and Urraween Road, Pialba. It has 24
hour emergency facilities and serves as a referral centre for the Fraser Coast
area.

Maryborough Base Hospital is an older tower style hospital and is situated on
Walker Street, Maryborough. It also has 24 hour emergency facilities and acts
as a support hospital for Hervey Bay Hospital.

Medical Imaging Unit
Hervey Bay Hospital has 2 Shimadzu general rooms, 1 Instrumentarium OPG,
1 16 Slice Philips Brilliance CT, 1 Phillips Pulsera Mobile Image Intensifier, 1
Shimadzu MUX 100 motorised mobile unit, 1 Philips 5000 Ultrasound unit.

Maryborough Base Hospital has 2 general rooms, 1 Philips Bucky Diagnost
and 1 Shimadzu, 1 Planmeca 2002 OPG, 1 Philips Pulsera Mobile Image
Intensifier, 1 Shimadzu MUX 100 motorised mobile unit, 1 Philips (ATL) 5000
ultrasound unit. Both Departments have the latest Computerised
Radiography, Teleradiology and Soft Copy Image Transfer and reproduction
facilities.

Position Content and Clinical Rotation
The position will be primarily based at the Hervey Bay Hospital but some time
at the Maryborough Base Hospital will be rostered at the Maryborough Base
Hospital from time to time. The PDY will have at least six months in the
general, theatre and mobile radiography areas. Depending on experience and
confidence gained rostering to weekend and supervised on-call duty will
eventually occur.

The PDY will also be rostered to CT to learn and operate the Unit. Image
transfer, use of teleradiology and other soft copy imaging techniques will also
be part of ongoing learning.

Rostering as an observer to ultrasound will also occur. The Departments’
provide a wide range of ultrasound services including obstetrics, general,
small parts, some vascular and both paediatric and adult echocardiography.

Services
Fraser Coast Health Service District provides Emergency Medicine, Surgery,
Orthopaedics, Urology, Renal Services, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Paediatrics, Theatre (Acute and Elective), Oncology, Allied Health, facilities
and Mental Health Services.

Accommodation
Hervey Bay Hospital does not provide accommodation for Graduate
Radiographers completing a Supervised Practice Programme or Professional
Development Year.

The Health Service would consider granting some accommodation costs for
the first 4 weeks for any prospective PDY applicants.

Locale
Fraser Coast includes Hervey Bay, Maryborough and the hinterland areas.

Hervey Bay is situated on the coast about 280 kilometres north of Brisbane. It
is a premier holiday destination with good shopping, all amenities, service
clubs, hotels, fast food chains, night life, café’s, restaurants and access to
Fraser Island readily available. Watching the humpback whales trek along the
coast on their annual migration from July to November is also extremely
popular.

Maryborough situated on the picturesque Mary River around 250 kilometres
north of Brisbane and is a town rich in history. It also offers good shopping,
all amenities, service clubs, hotels, fast food chains, café’s and restaurants.
From Maryborough to the southern coastline there is sheltered water fishing
at coastal communities through to Tin Can Bay and the Sandy Straits. Further
on to the Rainbow Beach and Double Island Point there are excellent surfing
and camping areas for outdoor enthusiasts.

Both centres boast excellent sporting facilities and virtually every sport is
represented.

The hinterland includes the townships of Brooweena through to Biggenden
and the North Burnett areas. There are many tourist attractions, picnic areas,
boutique wineries and national parks in these areas for those who prefer the
quieter country life.

				
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