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The specialty of paediatrics in Australia and New Zealand is internationally recognised for its world-class research and groundbreaking surgical procedures.

With an expert Paediatrics Team, Wavelength has access to numerous highly sought after paediatric jobs within both the private and public hospital systems.

Following the recent global financial crisis, Australia and New Zealand witnessed an influx of overseas trained doctors seeking general and specialist positions. Where previously there had been gaps in paediatric services, particularly in regional and remote areas, today we are finding that paediatric shortages are far less common. 

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Fortunately, Wavelength has a long established network giving us access to these highly sought after positions. Most in demand are general paediatricians with a subspecialty interest such as chronic disease, community and behavioural paediatrics.

Neonatology roles in larger centres are highly competitive. Regional roles are currently very popular and we have a number of very interesting roles available in the area of aboriginal health.

Locum positions in winter increase for general paediatricians across Australia and New Zealand. And in remote areas, paediatricians with neonatal skills and the ability to transfer patients to larger hospitals are in high demand.

In terms of remuneration, locum specialist paediatricians can expect to earn approximately $2,000 per day plus accommodation and travel expenses where relevant which can increase if there is a critical vacancy or vacancy in a remote location. Locum registrar paediatricians can expect approximately $1,200 - $1,500 per day inclusive of on call / call backs.

Permanent paediatricians can expect to earn between $200,000 to $450,000 per year depending on experience and subspecialty.

Common paediatric subspecialties:

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Community Child Health
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Paediatrics
  • Haematology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neonatal / Perinatal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine

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“I have worked with Amber Derby-Davies for the last 4 years or so. She has provided a sympathetic ear when there has been any sort of problem and done what she could to solve them. While in Sydney once my wife and I called into the Wavelength office and met her, finding her as amiable and welcoming as she is over the phone. The coffee there was certainly better than International Roast, thank heavens!”

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Paediatric Consultant

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Dr Anita Cornelius

Paediactric Consultant

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Part-time Specialist Paediatrician

Consultant / Specialist
Salary Range
attractive salary package

Make a real difference in remote communities

  • Find the work – life balance you have been looking for
  • Explore this Tropical Savannah location
  • Showcase your skills when supporting junior medical staff and students

Two Consultant Paediatrician roles

Consultant / Specialist
Salary Range

Live and work in an idyllic Queensland Location with this opportunity you won't want to miss out on!

  • Work in a recently refurbished 227 bed hospital
  • Enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year
  • Showcase your leadership skills

Specialist Paediatrician role in NSW

Consultant / Specialist
Salary Range

Live away from the hustle and bustle with spectacular scenery and clean country air

  • Work in a recently opened 16 bed paediatric unit
  • Live in a progressive city with a picturesque backdrop
  • Have the chance to grow professionally

Paediatrician Staff Specialist

Consultant / Specialist
Salary Range

Showcase your skills in Southern NSW

  • Stunning coastal location in NSW
  • Brand new, state-of-the-art hospital
  • FRACP essential

Paediatric Registrar


Enjoy a 6 month fixed term contract or offer support as a one month locum

  • 220 bed specialist hospital
  • Immediate start available
  • Enviable lifestyle in the heart of Western Australia

Staff Specialist Paediatrician

Consultant / Specialist
Salary Range

Join an innovative and dynamic health service

  • Join a 160 bed accredited teaching hospital
  • Escape the common city stresses
  • Make a positive impact to areas of need using Telehealth

Paediatric Consultant

Consultant / Specialist
NZ - South Island
Salary Range
depending on experience

Work and live in a breathtaking area, close to snow-capped mountains and the coastline in a family orientated town; it doesn't get much better than this

  • Work with a close knit team in friendly and patient-centered environment
  • A high performing hospital with excellent infrastructure
  • Benefit from the excellent schooling and affordable housing options

Consultant Paediatrician

Consultant / Specialist
Salary Range
depending on experience

Progress your career with this newly redeveloped public hospital

  • Live in a thriving and dynamic regional City
  • Help this hospital to achieve accreditation for registrars
  • Recently completed a $90 mill redevelopment

The best people, better placed for the best positions

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