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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 - Private Practice

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
TAS
Salary Range
attractive salary package

Move to one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world, and build your private practice with this experienced and supportive clinic.

  • Become a valued member of an experienced team
  • An accredited hospital and Tasmania’s leading private, not-for profit treatment centre
  • Climb a mountain and view confronting modern art in the same day

Consultant Psychiatrist

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
TAS
Salary Range
attractive salary package

Surround yourself with nature, enjoy a temperate climate and sample gourmet food and wine, whilst working in this Adult Community based role.

  • Beautiful scenic location 
  • Diverse and challenging case mix 
  • Attractive salary and benefits

Consultant Psychiatrist

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
TAS
Salary Range
attractive salary package

Join the CAT Psychiatry team, live on the 'Island of Inspiration' and enjoy a welcoming and friendly community lifestyle.

  • Join a collaborative team
  • Enjoy stunning wild landscapes
  • Attractive salary and benefits

Consultant Psychiatrist

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
TAS
Salary Range
attractive salary package

Join this Old Age Psychiatry team and surround yourself with nature, enjoy a temperate climate and sample gourmet food and wine.

  • Beautiful scenic location 
  • Diverse and challenging case mix 
  • Attractive salary and benefits

Consultant Psychiatrist - Child & Adolescent or Old Age

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
ACT
Salary Range
depending on experience

Join the Nation's Capital Health Service and bring your expertise in Child & Adolescent psychiatry or Old Age to the team.

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

Consultant Psychiatrist

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
VIC
Salary Range
depending on experience

This Service is expanding in 2017/2018 and they are pleased to welcome applications from dynamic Inpatient and Community Adult Consultant Psychiatrists.

  • Work with a skilled multidisciplinary team
  • Only an hour south of Melbourne CBD
  • Family orientated location

Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
WA
Salary Range
attractive salary package

Work in the heart of Perth and join an experienced team. Only a 10 minute drive to some of Perth's most iconic beaches, this is a beautiful spot to explore.

  • Experience the heart and soul of this vibrant and welcoming city
  • 18 month contract
  • A fully accredited psychiatric teaching hospital, which has research and education facilities located on campus

Unit Head - Adult Psychiatry

Seniority
Director / Clinical Director
Location
VIC
Salary Range
competitive

This is an opportunity for an experienced psychiatrist, with experience in Adult Mental Health and a zest for leadership. You'll get to live in what is voted consistently one of the most livable cities in the world.

  • Be part of a close-knit, passionate and dedicated team
  • Live in one Australia's capital cities, a location that embraces culture from all over the world
  • Affordable and spacious housing available

Consultant Psychiatrist

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
NSW
Salary Range
depending on experience

Live on the NSW/QLD border and spend your weekends exploring the beaches of Byron or the Gold Coast.

  • Join an expert and experienced team
  • Live between the Gold Coast and Northern NSW beaches
  • Create an adventurous lifestyle or quiet weekends on the beach

Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
NT
Salary Range
competitive

Gain experience in indigenous healthcare

  • Join an experienced and supportive team
  • Exercise your clinical skills with a challenging casemix
  • Fantastic and friendly Northern Territory location

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