Working for SA Health

Welcome to our careers site where you will be amazed to find the diversity of career opportunities we have on offer. No other single employer in South Australia can offer the variety of careers and work environments that we can at SA Health. From physiotherapists to marketers, plumbers to paediatric surgeons, every one of our 40,000+ employees is working with us to bring health and wellbeing to South Australians.

Why not join us as we tackle the big issues like the challenges of an ageing population and the increased prevalence of chronic diseases? It doesn’t matter where you want to work or how you want to specialise, chances are we will have a role that suits your career aspirations.

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Your chance to make an impact

At SA Health you can really make an impact on grand scale but in a very personal way.

Whether you’re currently studying, moving interstate or looking to make your first career move, SA Health provides the size, flexibility, and variety of jobs you are looking for. We are regularly searching for great people in the following areas to help build our capable workforce.

A typical day at SA Health

On a typical day at SA Health:

  • 1,024 people are admitted to public hospitals - 50 of these admissions are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and 32 are war veterans or war widows
  • 1,410 people are treated in accident and emergency departments
  • 5,358 people are seen in hospital outpatient clinics
  • we respond to 675 incidents and assess, treat or transport 601 patients, of which 46% are patients whose lives were potentially threatened.

We offer diverse career paths

Here are just some of the areas you can work in at SA Health:

  • Corporate roles - human resources, finance, IT, administration, purchasing, communications, project management and quality management.
  • Support roles - catering, kitchen, maintenance, trades and services.
  • Community nursing - community health nursing and midwifery, palliative care, mental health, school education assistance and drug and alcohol services.
  • ED/ICU/Surgical nursing - emergency department nursing, intensive care nursing, operating theatre nursing and clinical practice consulting.
  • General, medical and surgical nursing - clinical services coordination, nursing management , registered nursing, enrolled nursing, clinical trials coordination or nursing education.
  • Midwifery - clinical services coordination, registered midwifery or enrolled midwifery.
  • Medicine - internships and junior medical roles, consulting, general practice, visiting medical specialist services and clinical research.
  • Acute allied health - occupational therapy, physiotherapy, allied health clinical services, clinical education, radiography, sonography, audiology, pharmacy, psychology, orthotics., podiatry and neuropsychology.
  • Primary allied health - nutrition and dietetics, social work, speech pathology, community health work, paediatric occupational therapy, lifestyle advice, health promotion or community liaison.
  • Emergency services - emergency call taking, ambulance services, patient transfer or paramedic Services.

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