Looking at the last decade and ahead to 2020

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Cam Mutton

March 3, 2020

24,495 Locums and 1,460 permanent doctors placed – a busy decade

The Medical industry has seen staggering advancements in the last decade, from the development of Virtual Reality technology for Surgeons to the progression of the Ebola Vaccine. Here at Wavelength, we’ve seen our own developments, and are very proud of the dedication and hard work from of our doctors over the last 10 years.

Decade in Review - 2020 | Wavelength Medical Recruitment

Reflecting on our last decade in medical recruitment and ahead to 2020 and beyond

Read on below about our last decade and Wavelength’s medical recruitment milestones to date, from supplying much-needed relief with locum doctors across regional and rural Australia to the range of permanent jobs we helped doctors secure in Australia and New Zealand.

402,500 hours of patient care

In the last decade, we’ve negotiated 24,495 locum contracts and helped 1,460 doctors find a permanent job. In 2019 alone, we had 3,680 new doctors join our network, helped fill 3,030 locum vacancies and 137 permanent roles at hospitals and medical practices across Australia and New Zealand. All contributing to a staggering 402,500 hours of patient care provided by our valued doctors.

Doctor jobs around Australia | Wavelength Medical Recruitment 

Doctors found a variety of jobs across Australia & New Zealand

We’ve placed doctors in such a wide a range of locations across Australia and New Zealand’s public and private healthcare industry, from large city centres to regional and rural areas, as well as beautiful coastal towns and outback communities - destinations such as Sydney (NSW), Perth (WA), Melbourne (VIC), Darwin (NT), Alice Springs (NT), Bunbury (WA), Canberra (ACT), Hobart (TAS) and Auckland (NZ). Some of the diverse settings where we’ve helped doctors find jobs range from Emergency Departments, Radiology Practices, Aboriginal Medical Services and Aged Care to dedicated Mental Health Services, Corporate health, Correctional Services and Specialist Practices.


Medical regulatory and migration services

In 2009 we hired an in-house team to help our doctors and healthcare employers with medical regulatory and migration services. When accepting a job through Wavelength, doctors can benefit from a broad range of regulatory and migration expertise from the best pathway to vocational recognition and area of need to Medicare provider and prescriber numbers, as well as immigration assistance, and more. We have strong relationships with key contacts at regulatory bodies to facilitate ease of processing for all our doctors and have an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of regulatory processes and special requirements for each medical specialty.


Growing our Health Executive services

As a business, we’ve also announced Wavelength’s acquisition of Ccentric, one of Australia’s leading international executive search firms that focuses on finding executive-level jobs in the healthcare sector, digital health, academic healthcare and not-for-profit. Joining forces means we now have the ability to provide dedicated assistance and guidance to our doctors from the beginning of their medical career, throughout specialisation and beyond.


Divergent careers in Medicine

2018 also saw Wavelength begin to collaborate with Creative Careers in Medicine (CCIM) and expand our Telehealth services division, which gives our doctors an opportunity to discover and pursue more diverse careers outside of traditional clinical medicine. When doctors decide that they would like to explore alternative medical career opportunities, Wavelength’s partnership with CCIM offers doctors one-on-one career counselling and an opportunity to receive assistance with investigating career transitions into pharma, digital health, coaching, and more.


Award-winning medical recruitment workplace

On a more personal level, the last 10 years have seen Wavelength grow as a business from just over 30 employees to more than 90 today. Throughout this time, we’ve celebrated a multitude of milestones within the Wavelength team, from over a dozen weddings to over 20 babies born! Wavelength was also voted to be in the top 100 Best Places to Work by BRW 7 times, as well as being recognised in the Australian Business Awards as an Employer of Choice. We’ve also achieved the highest rating across all recruitment agencies certified in the RSCA Service Delivery Standard. With our flexible hours, work-from-home days, free breakfast and so much more, we’re proud to be able to say that we offer one of the most flexible and supportive workplaces in the recruitment industry.

 Claire Ponsford and Dr John Bethell - Wavelength-Medical-Recruitment

20 years in Medical Recruitment

In 2019, we celebrated our 20th anniversary in medical recruitment! We’re proud to say that most of the doctors and healthcare providers we’ve worked with at the beginning, still partner with us today. Read about Dr Sachin Patel's story here and Dr Dirken Krahn's story here.

During our anniversary celebration, we were thrilled to receive many birthday wishes and testimonials from doctors we have helped to find jobs over the last 20 years.

Watch a video of some of the anniversary messages we received from our doctors here.


“Overall, the last 10 years have seen wonderful developments here at Wavelength, from launching new services for our doctors, to the growth of our employees and their families over the years, and we look forward to the next decade and where it will take us and the Medical Industry.” – Claire Ponsford, Wavelength founder and director


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