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Working at Cairns Hospital / Physiotherapy Department

Physiotherapists working at Cairns Hospital (CH) enjoy a wide and varied caseload across multiple areas of the hospital. 

  • Director of Physiotherapy 
  • Assistant Director
  • Clinical Educator Positions in:
    • Cardio respiratory/Acute Wards
    • Rehabilitation
  • Senior positions in
    • Rehabilitation
    • Queensland Cerebral Palsy Health Service (QCPHS)
    • Outpatients
    • Acute Wards
    • OPSC
    • Paediatrics
    • Oncology
    • ED
    • GEMS
    • Amputee
    • Hand Clinic
  • Rotating positions through
    • Medical
    • Intensive Care Unit/Surgical
    • Orthopaedics
    • Rehabilitation
    • GEMS
    • Musculoskeletal Outpatients
    • Opportunity to relieve in rural and remote positions
  • Physiotherapy Assistants
    • Rehabilitation ward 
    • Medical wards
    • Orthopaedics
    • Senior AHA in Amputees
  • CH is staffed by 24.8 FTE Physiotherapists, 4.0 FTE Physiotherapy Assistants, and 2.0 FTE Administration Officers.
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Why work at Cairns Hospital?

Physiotherapists working at CH enjoy a fun social atmosphere in the tropical climate of Far North Queensland. Many social activities are arranged to foster team spirit and ensure a productive work environment. Physiotherapy Department CBH

CH strongly supports continuing staff education through:  

  • Inservices
  • Journal Club
  • Staff Meetings
  • Quality Improvement activities
  • Regular Performance and Development Agreements
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • Senior staff available for regular skill development and supervision.


  • Large well appointed outpatient and rehabilitation gym
  • Private treatment cubicles/open general treatment areas
  • Modern electrotherapy equipment
  • Modern exercise equipment including treadmills, exercise bikes and steppers
  • Specialised rehabilitation equipment, including Lite-Gait and tilt-table
  • Outdoors mobility garden

Links to current vacancies - Work For Us

Please contact the Director of Physiotherapy ( for information on vacancies/locum positions available.

Last updated: 9 September 2013