SALHN internship

Individuals allocated to Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) can expect to receive a robust and engaging internship experience. SALHN offers a diverse training program and interns are well supported throughout internship.

Allocation of rotations

SALHN takes into consideration trainee preferences for rotations, including leave preferences, as well as the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and South Australian Medical Education and Training (SA MET) requirements to ensure all trainees receive a balanced education program and fulfil the requirement for General Registration.  Trainees are expected to do a service term, nights or relieving. Rotations within SALHN are spread across all sites, Flinders Medical Centre (FMC), Noarlunga Hospital (NH) and Repatriation General Hospital (RGH).

Educational opportunities

SALHN provides a comprehensive educational program addressing the requirements of the Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors (ACFJD).

All interns have access to a weekly tutorial program which is aligned to the ACFJD and provides an interactive learning experience. Interns also complete a clinical simulation program throughout the year, which includes attending three clinical simulation workshops. In addition to the formal teaching program available, interns have access to a variety of educational opportunities within their rotations throughout the year.

Intern tutorials are recorded for those who are unable to attend or are on night’s rotations. Intern’s located off-site are provided taxi vouchers to attend the tutorials each week. Intern tutorials and simulation workshops are protected teaching time for all interns.

All interns receive a comprehensive orientation and induction program at the commencement of their internship and are supported in their educational program by a medical education team comprised of the Director of Clinical Training (DCT), Director of GP Training, Medical Education Registrars and Medical Education Officers (MEOs).

Administration and Human Resources

The Trainee Medical Officer Unit (TMOU) based at FMC is responsible for the human resources needs of trainees employed by SALHN, all trainees HR and personnel issues are coordinated/actioned via this unit.

The MEOs are responsible for orientation, rotation allocations, leave rostering, and coordinating the educational program in conjunction with the DCT. The MEOs also provides support and pastoral care to interns throughout the year. The Division/Departments Roster Managers are responsible for rosters and ensure trainees are rostered in line with the SA Health Salaried Medical Officers Enterprise Agreement (SMOEA) 2013 and safe hours.

Further information

SALHN prides itself on a culture that strives to achieve best practice in medical education and an outstanding training program for interns. SALHN offers an excellent diversity in rotations across the network to ensure that all interns receive a robust training experience. Interns receive a balanced educational program aligned to the ACFJD and welfare needs. Interns with SALHN are well supported throughout internship, staff within the TMOU are available to assist at all points during the intern year and the medical education team can offer personal and clinical leadership and guidance to support the intern through internship.

For eligibility requirements and to apply please visit SA health careers.