Emergency medicine

Internal medicine

General practice/primary care



Dr Isabelle Gill and Dr Daniel Edge with patient at Southern Fleurieu Health Service

Dr Isabelle Gill and Dr Daniel Edge with patient at Southern Fleurieu Health Service

BHF Collaborative for Education and Training (B-CET)

We extend a warm invitation for you to join our healthcare team and local community in the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (BHFLHN).

The Barossa Hills Fleurieu LHN offers a broad range of clinical experiences in hospitals and rural and remote primary care settings in the Barossa Valley, Gawler, Adelaide Hills, Mt Barker, Fleurieu Peninsula, Victor Harbor and Kangaroo Island. You will be working as part of a small clinical team and in the process develop close working relationships with many of your colleagues and gain invaluable hands-on clinical experience in a supportive and teaching environment. In line with our values, the working culture at BHFLHN embraces collaboration and all team members are highly valued for the skills and knowledge they are able to contribute to patient care.

The Barossa Hills Fleurieu LHN prevocational program has been developed to provide you with a great way to begin your career and provide the skills you will need to pursue whatever pathway you choose in future whether as a hospital based specialist, general practitioner, rural generalist, or other area of medical practice.

Dr Pamela Gebrehiwot & Dr Russell Richardson

Dr Pamela Gebrehiwot & Dr Russell Richardson

Educational opportunities

The BHF Collaborative for Education and Training (B-CET) provides a wide variety of interdisciplinary training including fortnightly skills and simulation workshops, weekly tutorials and case discussions and access to a library of online learning resources developed to assist prevocational training.

Interns are able to complete an “elective” in an area of special interest and are supported to become skilled in bedside ultrasound through the B-CET scholarship program. The scholarship covers the costs associated with ASUM Accredited Ultrasound Training and is designed to enable interns to complete the postgraduate CCPU qualification.

PGY2+ trainees in BHFLHN will be able to obtain a wide range of clinical experience in general medicine, primary care, anaesthesia, and obstetrics. In addition there are opportunities to focus on areas of special interest including paediatrics, mental health, women’s health, medical education, and research.

The BHFLHN is accredited for diploma training in emergency medicine and obstetrics and has an expanding number of specialist training positions providing rural clinical experience to trainees in tertiary based specialist training pathways.

For trainees wishing to pursue a career as a rural generalist or as a general practitioner, the B-CET program enables them to complete all of their training from internship to advanced skills training through to Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

Supervision and support

For each rotation there is a Term Supervisor who will orientate you when you begin and will be working alongside you during the rotation. Your Term Supervisor will provide feedback during the rotation and complete your mid and end-of-term formative assessments. You will also work with a range of other senior clinicians and consultants who will act as your clinical supervisors providing you with continuing support, supervision and teaching during the attachment.

The Medical Education Unit is responsible for orientation, pastoral support and coordination of the education program and interns are encouraged to discuss any issues or concerns. During the year, the DCT and MEO will meet with you receive your feedback on rotations and teaching program, explore any concerns you raise and discuss your career pathway.

All SA Health employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program as an additional source for confidential counselling and support. Contact information is available on the SA MET website.


Rotations within Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network

Interns undertake 4 x 3 month rotations in Emergency Medicine, Medicine, General Practice and either Anaesthesia or Obstetrics/Gynaecology. Interns are rostered to work weekdays and weekends but are not rostered to do night shifts or take on the role of reliever.

SA Health Salaried Medical Officers Award

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) registration standards here.

For information about the intern application process, please refer to the SA Health Careers website.

Training Stage Rotations Locations
Internship Road to Rural (R2R) rotations from Metro Kapunda Medical Centre and Kapunda Hospital;
Angaston Medical Centre and Angaston District Hospital;
Gumeracha Medical Practice and Gumeracha District Soldiers Memorial Hospital
Emergency medicine
Gawler Health Service
Emergency medicine
Internal medicine
Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
Emergency medicine
Internal medicine
Southern Fleurieu Health Service, Victor Harbor
Primary care Victor Medical Centre, Victor Harbor
Primary care Summit Health, Mount Barker or Littlehampton Medical Clinic
Primary care Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic, Kingston
PGY2 General Medicine TBA
Primary Care TBA
Paediatrics TBA
Aboriginal Health TBA
Geriatric Medicine TBA
Palliative Care TBA
Clinical Education TBA
Anaesthetics TBA
Advanced Skills Training Emergency Southern Fleurieu Health Service, Victor Harbor
Obstetrics (RANZCOG Associate Procedural)
Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital

Health services and facilities

Hospitals and health services in the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (BHFLHN) provide support and services to approximately 12% of the South Australian population, encompassing significant population growth in areas such as Mount Barker, Gawler and Victor Harbor. There is a mix of established, and purpose-built infrastructure, and in response to growing populations, there are many exciting ongoing service development projects in the region.

Our services, including 11 public hospitals, six aged care facilities and an extensive range of community-based services, are located across Mount Barker, Gawler, Victor Harbor (Southern Fleurieu), Strathalbyn, Kingscote, Mount Pleasant, Angaston, Tanunda, Gumeracha, Eudunda and Kapunda.

The Rural and Remote Mental Health Service based in metropolitan Adelaide at Glenside, provides a state-wide mental health service through BHFLHN, with a team including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and mental health nurses. There are also specialist youth mental health clinicians, and access to specialist older persons mental health services is available.

BHFLHN delivers a range of clinical services, including:

acute care
accident and emergency
birthing and midwifery
specialist consultancy
renal dialysis
residential aged care
respite care
transitional care packages
Aboriginal health
mental health
allied health
community health
community nursing
palliative care
community home support packages and home modifications

Co-located at some of our major sites are the following services:

Jones Radiology
SA Pathology
SA Pharmacy
Country Health Connect
South Australian Dental Services
Mental Health Services – inpatient, intermediate care, community-based care
Drug and Alcohol Services
Rehabilitation Service
Renal Dialysis Service
Aboriginal Health Services
  • Angaston District Hospital
  • Gawler Health Service
  • Gumeracha District Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
  • Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic
  • Kangaroo Island Health Service
  • Kapunda Hospital
  • Kapunda and Eudunda Medical Clinic
  • Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
  • Southern Fleurieu Health Service
  • Summit Health Centre
  • Victor Medical Clinic, Victor Harbor

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