Physiotherapist I, Department of Health (Ref: 44461)

Department: Department of Health

Publish Date: 2021-06-11 00:00:00

Job Title: Physiotherapist I

Salary (Monthly): $51095

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have –

(a) registered in Hong Kong as a Physiotherapist in Part Ia of the Register of Physiotherapists under the Supplementary Medical Professions Ordinance (Cap. 359) Note(2); and
(b) a valid Practising Certificate issued by the Physiotherapists Board of Hong Kong Note(2); and
(c) at least 3 years of relevant post-registration experience Notes(1) and (2); and
(d) met the language proficiency requirements of “Level 2” Note(3) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent; and be able to speak fluent Cantonese. (Please also see Note (4) below.)


A Physiotherapist I is mainly deployed on –

(a) conducting assessment of physical fitness and musculoskeletal aspect, gross motor skills, providing support and therapy, and co-ordinating for the rehabilitation of clients in a multidisciplinary setting;
(b) assisting in the planning of physiotherapy service in the health service setting and coordination of services with other parties;
(c) giving talks and lectures on physiotherapy, conducting related health promotion programmes, and producing health educational materials;
(d) disseminating health information through mass media channels;
(e) giving on-the-job training to junior staff and officers in other grades;
(f) participating in planning and conducting physiotherapy related research and health education projects; and
(g) performing administrative duties.
(Remarks: The above duties mainly involve providing services for children and their families. May be required to work irregular hours.)

Terms of Appointment:

A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, he/she may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.

General Notes:

(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.

(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
(f) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(g) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(h) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau’s website at under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(i) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the contact address indicated below.
(j) Towards the application deadline, our online system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your online application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.

How to apply:

The application period for the post of Physiotherapist I is from 11 June 2021 (Friday) to 24 June 2021 (Thursday).

Application Forms (G.F. 340 [(Rev. 3/2013)]) are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (

Applications submitted in person or by post should reach the contact address below together with the required documents mentioned in Note (2). Please specify “Application for the post of Physiotherapist I in Department of Health” on the envelope. To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

For applicants who apply online, they should submit the copies of required documents mentioned in Note (2) by post to the contact address below on or before 1 July 2021. Please clearly mark on the envelope “Application for the post of Physiotherapist I in Department of Health”, and quote the online application number on the envelope and every page of the copies of the documents. Please do not send originals of transcripts/certificates.

If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents as required, their applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address:

Appointments Section, Department of Health, Room 1807, 18/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 2961 8444

Application Start Date: 2021-06-11 00:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-06-24 23:59:00