Dr John Bethell and Claire Ponsford founded Wavelength over 20 years ago. Their vision was to create a different type of medical recruitment agency, one that truly cared about its employees, who in turn would truly care about the service delivered to doctors and healthcare employers.
As an established doctor-owned and managed medical recruitment agency, Wavelength has grown to employ over 90 people who work in teams dedicated to specific medical specialties. Each year, we help over 3,500 doctors to find both permanent and locum jobs, across all medical specialties and seniorities, in diverse locations across Australia and New Zealand.
In early 2019 and during our 20th anniversary, we also acquired executive search firm Ccentric Group to form Australia's first vertically integrated healthcare recruitment organisation. Together, we provide dedicated assistance and guidance to our doctors from the very beginning of their career, throughout specialisation and beyond, to help them secure the most sought-after Executive roles in Australia.
We’ve evolved considerably over the years, but what’s remained constant is our emphasis on service. We are focused on going ‘above and beyond’ in everything we do. Our emphasis is on matching the most qualified Doctor for the job.
Inspired by the outback experiences of one of our founders, Dr John Bethell, we also assist over 300 remote Australian communities each year, finding talented doctors to provide rural and remote medical services to communities that would often go without critical medical care.
We are proud that 97% of our doctors would recommend our service to others. Many of the doctors and healthcare employers who partnered with us in the beginning still work with us today.
Central to achieving this is having recruiters who are experienced and experts in their field. We are known in the industry for recruiting the ‘best’ consultants, over a third of our recruiters have been with us for over five years.
Working in the healthcare sector, our team feels a connection to the broader impact of what we do. This gives a sense of pride and purpose to everyone who works with us.
“We wanted to create a different type of recruitment company, one that truly cared about its employees, who in turn would truly care about the service delivered to doctors and healthcare employers”
Claire Ponsford and John Bethell
Wavelength founders and directors