Joondalup Health Campus
Part of Ramsay Health Care

For Interns 2023

We have several pathways for internships

Our interns benefit from working across multiple specialty areas and have the opportunity to gain high quality clinical experience by undertaking rotations across Joondalup Health Campus and Hollywood Private Hospital. Please see regional hospitals and terms available below:

  • Albany – Orthopaedics
  • Busselton – General Medicine
  • Northam – Emergency Department
  • Geraldton – General Medicine, General Surgery
  • Kalgoorlie – General Surgery, Emergency Medicine

You will be placed in appropriate core and non-core terms to meet your interests and to ensure you fulfil the requirements for general registration.

There are several pathways for interns as outlined below.

JHC
Obstetrics & Gyaecology
JHC
Paediatrics
JHC
General Medicine
JHC
General Surgery

JHC
Emergency Medicine

 

JHC
Cardiology
JHC
Anaesthetics
JHC
General Medicine
Kalgoorlie
General Surgery

JHC
Emergency Medicine

 

JHC
Respiratory Medicine
JHC
General Medicine
JHC
General Surgery
JHC
Emergency Medicine

JHC
Urology

Apply in May via Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia (PMCWA) website.

Once employed you can preference rotations and opt for a rural term in Kalgoorlie if desired.

Interns employed by Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital also have the option to be seconded to JHC throughout their internship.

If you are a full-fee paying medical student who has studied at an Australian medical school, you can apply for an internship opportunity funded by via the Junior Doctor Training Program - Private Hospital Stream (JDTP-PHS). This was formally known as the Commonwealth Medical Internship (CMI) program.

This pathway will allow you to complete the requirements for general registration as a medical practitioner in Australia.

Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) in Western Australia is one of the participating hospitals in the JDTP - PHS and allocates interns to Hollywood Private Hospital and a term at a rural site.

To be eligible for a federally funded internship with us, simply submit your expression of interest on the Australian Government’s Department of Health website.

JHC has 25 JDTP-PHS places to offer in 2023.

Example of rotation allocations:

JHC
Emergency Medicine
HPH
General Medicine
HPH
Psychiatry
Busselton
General Medicine

JHC
General Surgery

 

JHC
Rehabilitation and
Aged Care
HPH
Cardiology
GRH
General Surgery
JHC
Emergency Medicine

HPH
General Medicine

 

HPH
General Medicine
Albany
Orthopaedics
HPH
Rehabilitation
and Aged Care
HPH
Orthopaedics

JHC
Emergency Medicine

 

Find out more about the hospitals in rotation below.

Hollywood Private Hospital

Hollywood Private Hospital (HPH) is a modern acute care hospital in Nedlands which has 738 licensed beds and enjoys a strong reputation for excellence in patient care. Conveniently located in the beautiful leafy western suburbs, Hollywood offers intern rotations in general medicine, rehabilitation/geriatrics, cardiology, psychiatry, and orthopaedics with direct medical contact.

We employ over 2,000 people and have more than 700 accredited specialists working across a wide range of disciplines. These include cardiology, gastroenterology, general medicine, general surgery, oncology, orthopaedics, palliative care, psychiatry, rehabilitation and urology.

Along with its impressive reputation as an outstanding private hospital, Hollywood is also recognised for its unrivalled positive work culture. An ability to have fun is a pre-requisite for working at Hollywood. Throughout the year, the pressure and responsibility of daily work is balanced out with social gatherings which also add to a great work-life balance. A legendary end of year staff party, staff BBQs, corporate running events and everyday celebrations are a regular part of working life at Hollywood. It’s all part of what we call the Hollywood Spirit.

For more information, please head to www.hollywoodprivate.com.au

Broome Hospital

This is a modestly sized hospital in the most northerly region of Western Australia. Offering a range of services, including hyperbaric medicine and a medical library, it is located in Broome which has a population of 20,000. This trebles during the holiday season, due to the tropical climate and white sandy beaches which look out onto the Indian Ocean.

Broome Hospital has 36 beds, including six nursing home beds. It caters for medical, surgical, paediatric and maternity care and has a busy emergency service. The hospital is on the same site as The Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) practice, which incorporates a four-doctor primary care facility and a new 10 station haemodialysis unit, and The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC), which provides a teaching campus for Aboriginal health workers and medical students and support for Aboriginal health services throughout the Kimberley.

Apart from the local specialists (Broome and Derby), a full range of specialists visit regularly while visiting other towns and communities within the Kimberley. Various orthopaedic surgery teams visit the region for a total of 16 weeks a year. Ophthalmologists, an ear, nose and throat surgeon, a dermatologist and cardiologists visit several times a year to work in the public system.

The hospital works in association with The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia and regularly hosts visiting specialists who work all over the Kimberley region (in addition to local specialists who work between Broome and Derby). These specialists are all keen to teach and specialists based in Derby (two hours drive away) spend several days at the hospital each month.

The Albany Health Campus offers enhanced services in modern facilities with superior care for patients and a better working environment for staff. The hospital has an ED, inpatient wards, an HDU, cancer centre, maternity with special care nursery, paediatrics, inpatient and Community Mental Health Services, all allied health services and a pharmacy. Additionally there are several specialist nurse led services such as continence and wound care. Albany Health Campus is able to provide health care closer to home for around 60,000 people in Albany and across the whole Great Southern region, in a setting to rival any modern city hospital.

Geraldton Hospital

Geraldton Hospital has 100 hospital beds including a six bed HDU. It has a medical department (three consultant physicians), surgical department (three consultant surgeons and two orthopaedic surgeons), maternity unit (two consultant obstetricians), a paediatric department (two paediatricians) and 24 hour emergency department. In addition, Geraldton Hospital provides a range of services including chemotherapy, oncology, and renal dialysis, a hospital at home visiting service, respiratory and diabetic education, medical imaging, pathology and same day surgery.

Services include an inpatient rehabilitation unit and a day rehabilitation centre. Visiting specialists provide a range of surgical services.

Ramsay interns are attached to General Medicine and work in conjunction with the RMOs, registrars and consultants. Junior doctors are supported by the director of clinical training and the medical education officer. Formal teaching sessions occur twice weekly (Journal Club and Grand Round) and X-Ray meeting every other week.

Living in Geraldton is like living in the city but without the traffic jams. It offers beachside living alongside rural life with a fantastic microclimate. Geraldton is known as the Sun City because it boasts an average of eight hours of sunshine a day, all year round. The city offers swimming, fishing, yachting, wind surfing, lawn bowls, tennis, cricket, squash, pistol-shooting, go-kart racing, horse racing, golf, roller skating, cinemas, and even its own art gallery. An excellent range of restaurants and cafes, many featuring local seafood, are also available.

For more information please head to: WA Country Health Service

Northam Regional Hospital

Northam Health Service is located in the Wheatbelt approximately 98 kilometres from Perth, and is equipped with 28 acute inpatient beds, 12 sub-acute inpatients beds and 22 same day beds/chairs (day surgery, chemotherapy and renal).

Services provided by Northam Health Service include:

  • 24/7 Emergency Department
  • Acute medical services
  • Surgical services
  • Sub-acute services – inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation
  • Cancer care
  • Palliative care
  • Outpatients and post-acute services, including wound management, chemotherapy and renal dialysis
  • Medical imaging including x-ray, ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) and Orthopantomogram (OPG)
  • Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) regional service
  • Pathology services, provided by PathWest

Busselton

Busselton Health Campus is a public hospital facility that provides a range of health services to those living in Busselton and surrounding areas.

The new facility was officially opened in March 2015, as part of the largest public hospital building program seem in the southern hemisphere and funded by the Commonwealth and State governments. It replaces the 40-year old Busselton Hospital that previously serviced the area.

Busselton Health Campus provides health care closer to home for the rapidly growing South West community and its services include an emergency department, ward and day surgery facilities, modern operating theatres and birthing suites, dental services, renal dialysis services, a community mental health centre, community aged care, ongoing care and rehabilitation following discharge from hospital, child development and health services and immunisations.

How does the Junior Doctor Training Program work?

The replacement of the former Commonwealth Medical Internship Program with the JDTP has meant there are some slight changes to the processes of application and recruitment. The process is detailed here:

  1. Application
    The application form for the JDTP posted on DOH website to commence the EOI process in around September.

  2. Release of Recruitment Information
    The department provides the list of JDTP eligible candidates to private hospitals participating in the Private Health Stream.

  3. Hospitals contact applicants
    At the beginning of the recruitment period, each hospital taking part in the JDTP is able to contact the applicants.

  4. Interviews
    Interested applicants may be contacted for interview.

  5. Offer of Internships
    During the recruitment period hospitals make offers to eligible JDTP candidates.

  6. Accept Offer
    Eligible JDTP candidate accepts offer.

  7. Notification
    Private hospital and candidate separately notify the department of acceptance of the offer.

  8. Employment Contract

Private hospitals enter into employment contracts with eligible JDTP candidates accepting JDTP places, conditional on the Commonwealth funding being received.

For more information, please see the DOH website: www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/work-junior-doctor-training-program-private-hospital-stream

There may be opportunities for Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) to employ select International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who completed medical degrees outside of Australia and who meet certain eligibility criteria.

Under the Junior Doctor Training Program - Private Hospital Stream (JDTP-PHS) hospitals are expected to prioritise international full fee paying medical graduates from onshore Australian medical schools.

Therefore, IMGs will only be considered if there are still vacancies once applications for international full fee paying graduates who studied in Australia are exhausted.

If successful, these candidates will be given the opportunities to complete an internship and meet requirements for general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APRHA).

They will work alongside locally trained medical students at JHC and can be seconded to other hospitals, such as Hollywood Private Hospital and terms in various rural and regional hospitals.

To apply simply submit your expression of interest on the Australian Government’s Department of Health website.

About our Intern Training Program

Our program has been developed over many years with considerable focus on offering interns broad exposure during their training to:

  • The private and public healthcare system
  • A diverse case-mix
  • Metropolitan and regional/rural settings

Both Joondalup Health Campus and Hollywood Private Hospital have developed strong working relationships with regional/rural sites, which provide:

  • A welcoming environment and comprehensive orientation
  • Broad case mix with great learning opportunities
  • Strong supervision and teaching
  • Support from JHC whilst completing rotations offsite.

As a part of the program you may be allocated to one or more regional/rural rotations. Accommodation and transport will be coordinated for you when on a regional/rural rotation.

You will have access to four weeks annual leave which is planned in conjunction with allocation requests and rotation requirements to ensure completion of internship.

Junior doctors debrief
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Employment conditions & benefits

  • Four weeks annual leave per year (for full-time employees)
  • Three weeks professional development leave
  • Gain excellent experience within both public and private settings at JHC, including exposure to emergency medicine, which includes paediatrics and obstetrics & gynaecology
  • Guaranteed rotations to meet the requirements necessary for general registration
  • Accommodation and travel paid for during your rural term
  • Protected teaching time with approachable and skilled senior doctors
  • Supportive Post Graduate Medical Education – we look after our interns and provide education, support, mentoring and more.
  • Doctor well-being program and a 24-hour hotline where you can speak to an experienced and approachable senior consultant any time of the day or night
  • Free onsite parking at JHC
  • Child Care facility available onsite at JHC
  • One week orientation with upskilling, including procedural practical skills
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program

Western Australia (WA) is famous for its beaches, weather and lifestyle. You can swim, surf, snorkel or dive all year round at any number of beaches across Perth.

The relaxed outdoor lifestyle makes it the perfect place for families and singles alike.

Families take advantage of the sun, the space and the endless activities that make Perth the place to raise a family.

After school, kids get active with hundreds of sports and recreational activities, with loads of space to do it in and some of the world’s best facilities that help make Australia a great sporting nation.

Immerse yourself in an eclectic mix of city culture and stunning nature, from Perth’s burgeoning bar scene and open arts festivals, to its world-class restaurants and expansive parklands.

Opportunities beyond internship

At JHC we offer fantastic ongoing employment opportunities after you finish your internship and received your general registration. Check out our Resident Medical Officers information.

What have previous interns said about their experience?

"If I was to complete my internship again, I would still choose Joondalup Health Campus.  The unwavering support and opportunities I received from the hospital during my internship year was extremely important to my growth and development as a junior doctor. There are multiple protected education sessions weekly and the opportunity to experience a large range of different specialties in internship year. Joondalup is a community which I am thankful to be a part of."   

Kara Atkinson (2021 Intern)

"Joondalup has provided me with the experience and skills required during internship and has been an excellent starting point for my career. The positive culture and supportive environment fosters professional growth and development, as well as making it easy to make friends along the way. Overall I have had a positive experience and would recommend the program to anyone commencing their career in medicine."

Ha-Vy Nguyen (2021 Intern)

“Ramsay healthcare has done a terrific job at simultaneously offering a wide array of specialties with a good amount of depth in each via the JDTP-PHS program. As an intern, I was given a good amount of exposure in different sites, both rural and metropolitan alike, enabling me to emerge as a more well rounded medical practitioner overall. The senior practitioners and medical workforce team have also been an absolute service to the industry, putting in tons of work to ease junior doctors into this new, unending world of medicine. 

Ian Patrick Sta Maria (2021 Private Health Stream Intern)

Find out more

To learn more, simply e-mail us at: pgme.jhc@ramsayhealth.com.au

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