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Healthcare Executive


In recent years, there has been an increased focus on strong medical and clinical leadership skills across Australia and New Zealand.  As a result, we are finding healthcare executive roles within both the public and private sector are in high demand.

With a dedicated team of experts, Wavelength provides unmatched career advice and job opportunities in this area including CEOs, directors of medical services and other executive roles in medical management and administration.

With higher expectations of quality and safety in healthcare and performance measurement, there is now a requirement for hospitals to undertake more robust credentialing and selection processes for management and executive level roles.

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Wavelength works with many hospitals exclusively across Australia and New Zealand on roles at this level and salaries and benefits vary considerably. We provide career advice and expected salary and benefits packages for both the public and private sector.

A key role we recruit for is director of medical services (DMS). Directors of medical services can expect to earn between $300,000 and $500,000 per year for permanent roles dependent on experience and seniority.

There is also considerable demand for locum placements, particularly in rural areas. Director of medical services locum roles tend to be one month or longer (three to six months) with hospitals favouring doctors who can cover a whole period for continuity purposes. Locum directors of medical services can expect to earn around $2000 - $2500 per day.

We recruit for the full range of healthcare executive roles including:

  • CEO
  • Executive Director of Medical Services/Chief Medical Officer
  • Director of Medical Services
  • Deputy Director of Medical Services
  • Medical Administration Registrar
  • Director of Clinical Governance
  • Director of Clinical Education and Training

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In business for almost 20 years

In business for almost 20 years, the largest medical recruiter in Australia.

Working with thousands of hospitals

Working with thousands of hospitals and practices across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore

A reputation for service excellence

A reputation for service excellence. Rated by the RCSA as amongst the top 2% of agencies for quality processes.

Over 15,000 placements made

Over 15,000 placements made. Over 200 new doctors join our network each month

Doctors rate our service

97% of doctors rate our service positively and are happy to refer us to others

Best Places to Work

Rated for the 6th time as one
of Australia’s ‘Best Places to Work’

“It is very apparent that they are competent and of the highest calibre. It has been a pleasure interacting with staff that are professional and comprehend our needs fully. The quality of doctors sourced for us has been very pleasing. They have always been fully vetted and the required compliance paperwork done.”

Tim Smart

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service

“I have greatly enjoyed working with Wavelength. Whether as a candidate seeking employment or as a client representing a health service, Wavelength have been diligent and professional.  I look forward to continuing to work with them!”

Dr Ka Chun Tse

Director of Medical Services

Many of our Healthcare Executive roles are not advertised. Please contact Michael Guerriero on +61 2 8353 9080 or for a confidential discussion.

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