Pilbara - Port Hedland

Vacancy Number: 1934


About the Role
  • Competent junior physiotherapist required to provide clinical services within private medical practice in Port Hedland. Supported by senior Physiotherapist, GP, Occupational Physicians, nursing and administration.The Physiotherapist will be responsible for:

    Assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Liaising with all stakeholders involved in patient care
  • Development of treatment/management plans (including use of SMART goals)
  • Development of sustainable Home Exercise Programs and self-treatment plans
  • Completion of musculoskeletal and functional assessments
  • Timely and accurate maintenance of detailed case notes
Experience & Skills
  • Full registration with AHPRA essential
  • Tertiary qualification in Physiotherapy
  • Any postgraduate private practice experience highly regarded
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Understanding of WorkCover and Return to Work protocols (desirable)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
What's on Offer
  • Position requires person to reside in Port Hedland (NOT FIFO) with subsidised accommodation and assistance with relocation costs
Practice Type Private Practice
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Pilbara


The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.

An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.

It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.

There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.