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New Graduates

Cairns Hospital (CH) offers positions to newly graduated physiotherapists, and aims to facilitate the development of physiotherapy experience and clinical skills in a wide range of areas.

New graduates have the opportunity to work closely with senior clinicians, to allow for ongoing learning and development in a supportive and friendly environment. CH physiotherapists have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patient conditions and patient populations from throughout Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait.

As a new graduate you can expect to undertake four month rotations in some of the following areas:

  • Medical
  • Intensive Care Unit/Surgical
  • Orthopaedics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Outpatients
  • GEMS

New Graduate positions are advertised through Queensland Health towards the end of each year, with interviews occurring in October through the Centralised New Graduate Recruitment Process.


CH accepts physiotherapy students undertaking clinical placements from throughout Queensland universities. CH has 1.5 full time equivalent clinical educator positions, providing clinical education and supervision to 3rd and 4th year physiotherapy students in the areas of acute wards and rehabilitation. CH Staff also may offer additional student placements according to staff availability.

Last updated: 9 September 2013