How to apply

How to apply for a job at Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, including completing your application, interviews and reference checks.

Applying online

You’ll need to register for a free My SmartJob account to apply for a job.

You’ll need your personal contact details and any required assessment information to complete your application. Make sure you check the instructions to find out what you need to submit.

Make sure you allow enough time before the closing date to complete your application. You can save your application as a draft and return to it later.

Read about the checks we’ll do before you apply.

We can help if you’re having trouble completing an online application for one of our jobs. You can call us on 07 4226 3752 or you can email Recruitment.Cairns@health.qld.gov.au for more help.

Interviews and reference checks

We short list applicants for interview. If you’re on the short list, we’ll usually contact you between 1 to 3 weeks after applications close. We’ll send you an email with the date and time of the interview.

You’ll be interviewed by our selection panel. We’ll ask you about your experience and suitability for the role.

There may be other aspects or tests we need to do to assess your suitability for the role.

If we offer you a job, you’ll need to give us documents and references for us to check. This usually takes up to 4 weeks. Our offer will be subject to pre-employment requirements.

Unsuccessful applicants are notified by email at the end of the recruitment process.

If you’d like more information you can call us on 07 4226 3752 or email Recruitment.Cairns@health.qld.gov.au.

Vaccinations

You may need to have a vaccination or vaccinations if your role has been identified as a Vaccination Preventable Disease (VPD) risk role. Read more about vaccinations as a condition of employment on the Queensland Health website.

Last updated: November 2021