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Psychiatry

Overview

The practice of psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand is highly advanced with an evidence based practice model dominating a variety of subspecialties.

The frequency of mental illness together with new research and innovation ensures psychiatry plays an increasingly important role in medicine and society.

With a dedicated Psychiatry Team, Wavelength provides lucrative locum and permanent opportunities and career advice for psychiatrists at all levels.

For almost 20 years, Wavelength has established an extensive psychiatry network across Australia and New Zealand.

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With many longstanding and exclusive private and public health relationships. Psychiatry provides real opportunities to build a flexible and rewarding career thanks to flexible training arrangements, standard business hours, less frequent on call shifts and opportunities for travel.

Our specialist Psychiatry Team has seen a growing demand for locums in the past two years with a 40 percent increase in placements. This has been driven by a shift of psychiatrists from the public to the private network, opening up the number of locum opportunities within public hospitals.  More hospitals in metropolitan locations such as Brisbane and Perth also now have funding to use locums on a regular basis.

Psychiatry is renowned for being a particularly lucrative specialty. Locum psychiatrists can expect $2,000 per day plus all accommodation and travel expenses depending on location. Permanent specialist psychiatrists can expect to earn between $250,000 to $400,000 per year depended on experience, seniority and location. Psychiatry registrars and CMOs can expect to earn between $85,000 - $250,000 per year.

Our dedicated Psychiatry Team provides expert careers advice and some of the best psychiatry opportunities currently available in the following subspecialties:

  • General Adult Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Old Age Psychiatry (Psychogeriatrics)
  • Indigenous Psychiatry
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry


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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’

“I have been working with Wavelength for several years and have been extremely happy with their service. They were very pleasant and helpful with the accreditation process. They listened to my work and location preferences and have been able to accommodate them well.”

Dr Andris Kalnins

Psychiatrist

“Lisa Maggiolini and the team at Wavelength are just fabulous. I have done a couple of long term locum jobs with them and they have always been very helpful, professional, caring and prompt. I have really enjoyed working with them and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for locum jobs in Psychiatry. Well done the Wavelength team!”

Dr Arun Gupta

Psychiatrist

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Consultant Psychiatrist - Child & Adolescent

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
NSW
Salary Range
depending on experience

Relocate to Northern NSW's coastline and make your home in the city or the hinterlands, enjoying the Byron lifestyle.

  • Join an expert and experienced team
  • Located behind the Byron Hinterland
  • Only 40mins drive to Northern NSWs best beaches

Consultant Psychiatrist - Consultation Liaison

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
SA
Salary Range
attractive salary package

Combine a challenging career with a wonderful lifestyle opportunity.

  • Perfectly located close to the city
  • Research and development of services opportunities available
  • Work with state-of-the-art facilities

Private Practice Psychiatrist

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
NSW

Have you considered a career in Private Practice? Private psychiatry is booming in Australia, and for the first time ever, private psychiatry is growing faster than the public sector!

  • Flexible, family friendly working hours from as little as 2 days per week
  • Opportunities to combine public with private work
  • On-site consulting rooms

General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
WA
Salary Range
depending on experience

Attention wine lovers and beach goers seeking full or part time, and private practice options...

  • Become a valued member of an experienced team
  • Brand new state of the art hospital
  • Experience the heart and soul of this vibrant and welcoming city

Psychiatry Registrar - Unaccredited

Seniority
Registrar
CMO
Location
VIC
Salary Range
depending on experience

Join this expanding health service only a 40 minute drive from Melbourne's busy CBD. Coastal living and quiet leafy suburbs, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

  • Join an award winning public hospital
  • Expanding health service and lots of opportunity
  • Only 40 minutes from Melbourne

Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
NSW
Salary Range
competitive

Surround yourself with miles of unspoilt beaches and panoramic views

  • Major referral and teaching hospital with 500+ beds
  • Hospital undergoing 1 million dollar enhancement
  • Affordable beach side living

Child and Adolescent - Consultant Psychiatrist - 2 days a week

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
VIC
Salary Range
competitive

Make a real difference to this health service located just 90 minutes from Melbourne

  • Less then 2 hours from Melbourne CBD
  • 2 - 3 days a week
  • Work in a leading health service

Psychiatry Registrar - General Adult

Seniority
Registrar
Location
VIC
Salary Range
depending on experience

An exciting opportunity is available for a First Year Psychiatry Registrar.

  • Psychiatry Registrars to commence training in 2018
  • Join a leading health provider
  • Only 90 minutes’ from Melbourne

Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult X2

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
ACT
Salary Range
depending on experience

Move to the Capital and be truly spoilt for choice, with great culture, museums, restaurants and shopping, and only a few hours drive to the closest ski resorts.

  • Join a principal university teaching hospital, affiliated with world class universities
  • Escape the city to nearby wineries, mountains and lakes
  • Take advantage of an attractive salary package

Consultant Psychiatrist - Alcohol and Other Drug Services

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
QLD
Salary Range
competitive

Time for a sea change? Looking for a home in paradise, all the while working with a great team? We have the perfect role for you! Leave behind the city smoke and come live in the tropics.

  • Easy access to beautiful Queensland beaches
  • Really make a difference to the community
  • Work within a supportive environment

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