A new cohort of medical interns will begin their careers with Gold Coast Health this week.
Ninety two junior doctors will participate in training workshops as part of their orientation, refining their skills in Basic Life Support and Infection Control.
The orientation program ensures all new doctors have a thorough understanding of their roles and responsibilities and are ready to hit the ground running when they begin their placement.
Acting Executive Director of Medical Services Dr Raghu Murthy said junior doctors would spend time shadowing staff on the wards which is an important part of the orientation process.
“Shadowing has proven invaluable to date in assisting interns to be work-ready when they start on day one,” he said.
“This is where our new doctors have the opportunity to not only get a feel for the wards and their new workplace, but they can ask questions and really get up to speed on all of the processes and procedures”.
With clinical staff in short supply, not just nationally but also globally, the health service is thrilled to see such a large cohort join the Gold Coast team.
Many of this year’s interns have come from Gold Coast universities, such as Griffith and Bond, with a smaller cohort are from other universities across Queensland, as well as interstate.
Dr Murthy said this year’s interns will be at the forefront of the digital innovation that is underway at Gold Coast Health.
“It’s an exciting time to join Gold Coast Health. Several innovative and digital solutions are being deployed across our health service.
“We’re changing the way we work, and improving both employee and consumer experiences, and this year’s new doctors will have the opportunity to progress these innovations,” he said.