Paramedic - Internship
Have you recently graduated and are looking for a Paramedic Internship position in South Australia?
Want to get a head start with your career with SA Ambulance Service and learn from the best?
Are you a graduate (or soon to be) looking to consolidate your theoretical knowledge and become an integral part of South Australia’s health system? South Australia is an ideal setting to enjoy building a solid foundation for a great career.
If you would like to be part of a strong team of approximately 3,500 career and volunteer staff that always places the patient first to save lives, reduce suffering and enhance quality of life, then SA Ambulance Service is the place for you to be.
Our Paramedic Internship Program is specifically designed to support recent graduates from university in the transition to working as a paramedic. As a Paramedic Intern, you will join a team of dedicated professionals providing rapid response, emergency medical assessment, treatment, care and transportation of patients within the out of hospital environment. You will be supported throughout your Internship to develop your knowledge and confidence in the application of current clinical practice guidelines to achieve positive outcomes in line with best practice techniques and practice.
You will have opportunities for both personal and professional growth by participating in structured educational program as well as on-the-job clinical support and leadership. Structured teams provide you wth individualised support to enable you to develop into the paramedic you strive to be.
You will be supported by on road mentorship and direct access to team leaders and managers to enable you to successfully undertake intensive operational and clinical training. You will continue to develop your sound interpersonal and communication skills by working effectively with a team and with a diverse range of people, placing the patient first to achieve good clinical outcomes.
To be eligible for the 2022 Paramedic Internship Program, you will need to have recently graduated or about to graduate and be eligible for registration as a Paramedic with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency/Paramedicine Board of Australia.
To check your eligibilty and any other requirements you need to meet, we encourage you to refer to our Frequently Asked Questions. We would also encourage you to commence your AHPRA Registration if you haven't already.
Kim's experience of being a Paramedic Intern was definitely a positive one. She graduated from Flinders University and went on to complete the 12-month internship program with SA Ambulance Service.
She believes it has provided her with a strong foundation for her career, as a result of receiving great support from her mentors and developing her skills step-by-step.
Kim — Testimony
"It is a great foundation to build my career on. My mentors were very supportive, and the extra training provided to facilitate interns was amazing. They understand it is a steep learning curve and help you to develop both clinically and personally."
"I never felt out of my depth because of the training. It is all a learning process and the only way you learn is through exposure and that takes time. They ease you into it as it is a stepping stone process - you aren't just sent out on the road."
"My goal is to move into a Paramedic role with SAAS. Long term I would like to become a Clinical Instructor because I realise and appreciate all the help they've given me, and I would really like to be able to return the favour and to help someone else in the same way.
Join Kim and the team at SA Ambulance Service and enjoy a solid foundation for a great career.
- Paramedic Internship - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 303KB)
- Paramedic Internship - Job Capacity Statement (PDF 198KB)
- Paramedic Internship - Structure (PDF 265KB)
- Paramedic Internship - Document Checklist (PDF 201KB)
SA Ambulance Service
To find out more about these roles, we encourage you to review our Paramedic Internship Information Slides (PDF 552KB).
This presentation is designed to give you a better understanding of the role, as well as take you through the steps of the recruitment and selection process.