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Surgery

Overview

With surgical advancements taking place all around the world, the number of people opting for or needing emergency surgery is increasing year on year.

Wavelength has established trusted relationships with both public and private hospitals across Australia and New Zealand, often working on an exclusive basis to source in-demand doctors from all surgical specialties.

Not only is the number of surgical procedures increasing across Australia and New Zealand in metropolitan areas, but we are also seeing an increase in operations in regional and remote areas.  This is due to an increase in patient demand but also improvements in hospital facilities.

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Positions within these hospitals are appealing to general surgeons who are looking for interesting work opportunities but also a better quality of life for themselves and their families.

While most of our roles are for general surgery, orthopaedic surgery and otolaryngology head and neck surgery (ENT), we also receive requests within the subspecialties of neurosurgery, urology and vascular surgery. We currently have an increase in demand for locum surgeons in particular in ENT, orthopaedics, neurology and plastic surgery.

Locum general surgeons and those with subspecialties can expect to earn from $1,800 - $3,000 per day and orthopaedic surgeons from $2,000 - $2,500 per day.

The earning potential of permanent general surgeons and those with subspecialties range from $270,000 to $400,000 per year. Junior and middle grade surgeons can expect to earn between $85,000 to $150,000 per year.

From 1 July 2014, specialist international medical graduates (IMGs) who wish to practice surgery in Australia must apply directly to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) for an assessment of their comparability to an Australian trained specialist in the specialty rather than via the Australian Medical Council.


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“The opportunities that Wavelength give you, I would say have been a crucial part of my formation as a surgeon. They provide opportunities that suit every stage of someone's professional career. What I have right now is everything I always wanted when I was training. ”

Dr Manish Gupta

Orthopaedic Surgeon

“Nicole has been most helpful in arranging my surgical locums over the last 2 years or so. I find Nicole extremely polite, pleasant, understanding and efficient. She is extremely committed to her work and in obtaining the best outcomes for everyone. She is indeed a great asset to Wavelength.”

Dr David Freedman

Surgeon

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Maxillofacial Registrar

Seniority
Registrar
Location
NT
Salary Range
depending on experience

Rare 12 month opportunity with a January 2018 start date

  • Utilise and develop your previous skills
  • Supported by 3-4 Consultants in the department
  • Enjoy a tropical climate in this vibrant harbour city

Visiting Medical Officer General Surgery

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
NSW
Salary Range
competitive

Find the perfect work life balance with this fantastic opportunity

  • Lucrative opportunity with a supportive hospital
  • Stunning location along the coast of NSW
  • 64 bed acute public hospital

Staff Specialist - ENT Surgeon

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
NSW
Salary Range
competitive

Advance your career whilst enjoying the advantages of the economic and cultural centre of the Northern Rivers.

  • Develop services within the region
  • Join a well-regarded teaching hospital
  • Escape the city commotion with this sea change

Staff Specialist - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
QLD
Salary Range
competitive

Join a newly redeveloped facility as you take a step up into a senior role

  • Advance your career in this senior role
  • Explore your research interests
  • Enjoy this sub-tropical location

Staff Specialist - General Surgeon

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
NSW
Salary Range
attractive salary package

Enjoy a change of pace in this Heritage Outback town

  • Join a newly rebuilt rural hospital
  • Showcase your leadership skills in this teaching facility
  • Base yourself in Outback NSW

Specialist - General Surgeon

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
TAS
Salary Range
attractive salary package

Join a busy department in this stunning location

  • Showcase your leadership skills
  • Major tertiary referral centre
  • Enjoy city living without the hustle

Consultant Spine Surgeon

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
NZ - North Island
Salary Range
attractive salary package

A great opportunity to sample working and living in New Zealand

  • 12 month fixed term contract in a large tertiary hospital
  • Work in state of the art facilities and live in one of the best cities in the world
  • A creative and energetic harbourside city with a flourishing outdoor scene

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
VIC
Salary Range
attractive salary package

Make your mark in this large country town

  • Join a well- regarded, major country hospital
  • Great Leadership Opportunity
  • Enjoy vibrant community living

Consultant General Surgeon

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
VIC
Salary Range
negotiable

Fantastic opportunity to progress your career and start a new adventure

  • Laid-back country town close to scenic drives
  • Provide high quality assessment and care to inpatients and outpatients
  • Excellent employee benefits, salary and remuneration package

Specialist Neurosurgeon - Melbourne or Sydney

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
VIC
Salary Range
attractive salary package

This is a lucrative and exciting opportunity to become part of a fantastic team in private practice with an established referral base and a growing patient volume.

  • Work with a world class group of super-specialists
  • Complete assistance in building an extremely lucrative practice
  • Choose where you live and consult, and the hours and days that you work

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