We invite you to complete your internship at the Eyre and Far North Local Health Network. The Port Lincoln Hospital is the largest on the Eyre Peninsula and offers a range of health care services.
Port Lincoln Hospital is the largest hospital in the Eyre and Far North and provides a base for medical services within the region. With 48 beds, it provides a range of services inclusive of Emergency, obstetrics/maternity, surgical, general medicine, renal dialysis, chemotherapy, pharmacy, dental and Allied health. Community health services additionally operate from the hospital under the banner of Community Health Connect, providing an extensive range of services for the community.
The Medical Education Unit is based at the Hospital and offers a state-of-the-art simulation facility for training and education.
Boston Bay Family Health
The Boston Bay Family Health practice works in conjunction with the Port Lincoln Hospital offering a suite of services in General Practice, Obstetrics and Paediatrics.
Cummins District and Memorial Hospital
The Cummins Hospital comprises of 11 inpatient beds in addition to 8 aged care beds. Services provided include emergency, general medicine, surgical care, day surgery, palliative care, and outpatients. Community and Allied Health Services are additionally based on the hospital grounds. The Miroma Place Hostel is separate to the hospital but conveniently located next door and provides a homelike setting for people with low levels of care.
The Ceduna Hospital is a smaller rural hospital with 15 acute inpatient beds, two dialysis chairs and 38 high- and low-level aged care beds. The Residential aged care service is provided within the hospital at the Kuhlmann Wing and Ceduna Senior Citizens village. Located adjacent to the GP family practice, the hospital works collaboratively to provide their patients with the best quality care. Services provided include emergency, surgical, general medicine, obstetrics, renal dialysis, diagnostic radiology and outpatients.
The Ceduna region additionally offers an ideal training environment for individuals interested in Aboriginal Health, where Aboriginal people comprise 24% of the total population in the community.
PGY2 trainees in the Eyre Far North will be able to obtain a wide range of clinical experience in general practice, emergency, medical inpatients, anaesthetics, obstetrics, and Aboriginal Health. Part of their learning will include weekly tutorials covering a range of essential medical skills and knowledge.
In addition to term rotations, trainees will have access to a state-of-the-art simulation facility including SimMan 3G Plus and SimNewbie. The high-fidelity simulation equipment allows the practicing of skills in neonatal and adult life support in a life-like but less threatening space. Multidisciplinary sessions are facilitated through out the year to simulate the Emergency Department environment.
Each term rotation is supervised by a carefully selected term supervisor, responsible for the orientation and training of the PGY2 trainee. The supervisor will provide continual feedback throughout the rotation and complete mid and end-of-term formative assessments. During each term PGY2 will additionally work with a range of clinicians, locums and consultants providing additional support, supervision and teaching.
The Medical Education Unit based in the Port Lincoln Hospital will additionally provide support throughout the during of the TMO year. The team comprising of the Director of Clinical Training, Medical Education Officer and Medical Administration officer will be responsible for orientation, pastoral support, career guidance, dispute resolution and be a key point of contact during each term.
Furthermore, SA health Employees are provided access to the Employee Assistance Program as a source of confidential counselling and support.
The Eyre Far North Local Health Network has accredited terms for PGY2 in:
Port Lincoln Hospital and Boston Bay Family Health
- Medical Inpatients
- General Practice and Obstetrics
- General Practice and Anaesthetics
- General Practice and Obstetrics
Cummins Hospital and Lower Eyre Family Practice
- General Practice and Emergency
Additionally, we are currently in the process of working toward accreditation in an Aboriginal health specific rotation based in Ceduna and Port Lincoln.
PGY2’s are rostered to work weekdays with occasional weekend work. Overtime is strictly limited. Through out rotations, opportunities may arise out of hours and PGY2’s are expected to discuss changes in work schedules with their allocated term supervisor.
The Eyre Far North is a beautiful part of the world offering breath-taking coastlines, pristine beaches and a friendly local community. The region is renown for seafood and surfing and is home to the infamous shark-cage diving.
With award-winning restaurants, the ability to experience the food journey from product to plate (or sea to plate, as it may be), it’s a great place to eat and relax. It’s also a good place to take a tour – snorkel with sea lions? Tuna? swim with dolphins, swim, paddleboard, fish or hike. Visit the koalas, kangaroos or take a 4WD tour through the Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay National Parks. There is an abundance of activity and offerings within the region to make you fall in love with the region.
Port Lincoln has a strong sporting culture, with multiple ovals, sporting clubs, indoor swimming and recreation centres. Furthermore, Port Lincoln was ranked as the most welcoming town in South Australia in 2023.
For information about the intern application process, please refer to the SA Health Careers website.
Last updated: March 2023