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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 for undergraduate placements.
  • Senior/Advanced positions in
    • Rehabilitation
    • Clubfoot/Paediatric Orthopaedics
    • Queensland Cerebral Palsy Health Service (QCPHS)
    • Outpatients
    • Acute Wards
    • Intensive Care
    • N/OPSC
    • Acute Paediatrics
    • Oncology
    • ED
    • Older Persons Care
    • Amputee
    • Hand Clinic
    • Medical Admissions Unit (MAU)
  • 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 - Amputee/Rehab
    • Senior AHA - MAU
  • Cairns Hospital currently supports approximately 52 Physiotherapy positions & 5 Allied Health Assistant positions
  • Cairns Hospital has an extensive weekend and after hours service – including acute priority (overtime and emergency on call rostering) and services on a seven day roster model - MAU, Orthopaedics and ED.
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Why work at Cairns Hospital?

Clinical Leadership is provided though Advanced ( HP5)  Clinical positions in Acute Wards, Rehabilitation, Amputee management,  Outpatients – including Hands, Emergency Department, Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Physiotherpy Screening  and Multidisciplinary services, Physiotherapy Post operative review service,  and Paediatrics and Assistant Director position  (approximately 10 positions)   These positions are well supported with senior physiotherapy positions across all clinical areas ( approximately 18 positions). HP3 Positions ( approximately 22 positions)  are available across all clinical service areas and include opportunities to either rotate or provide brief periods of relief at across the health service and facilities.  The department is well supported with 5 allied health assistant positions.Physiotherapy Department CBH

The team has an active social blub and many social activities are arranged to foster team spirit and ensure a productive work environment in our tropical and beautiful location.

The department highly values and promotes opportunities for continuing staff education and development of skills for leadership within our service:

  • Inservices
  • Journal Club
  • Staff Meetings
  • Quality Improvement and Research activities
  • Regular Performance and Development Agreements
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • Senior staff available for regular skill development and supervision
  • Opportunities for clinical and non-clinical leadership training.

For information on vacancies/ positions available in the near future, please contact:

Tania Cavanagh
Director of Physiotherapy
Phone: (07) 4226 6528

Last updated: 14 January 2019