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 Psychiatry job opportunities and career advice for Psychiatrists at all seniority 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, Wavelength has access to a large network of healthcare employers. 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 Psychiatry opportunities within public hospitals.  More hospitals in metropolitan locations such as Brisbane and Perth also now have funding to use locum Psychiatrists 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 depending on experience, seniority and location. Psychiatry Registrars and CMOs can expect to earn between $85,000 to $250,000 per year.

Our dedicated Psychiatry Team provides expert career advice and some of the best Psychiatry job 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 RCSA in the top 2% of agencies for quality processes.

Over 22,000 placements made

Over 22,000 placements made. Over 275 new doctors join our network each month

97% of Doctors would recommend us

97% of our doctors would recommend our service to others

Best Places to Work

Rated for the 7th 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

“The team at Wavelength are just fabulous. I have done a couple of long term locum Psychiatry 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 Wavelength to anyone looking for locum jobs. Well done the Wavelength team!”

Dr Arun Gupta

Psychiatrist

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist - Melbourne

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
VIC
Salary
competitive

Work in the heart of Melbourne

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Melbourne location
  • Highly regarded Hospital.

Psychiatry Consultant - Addiction Medicine

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
ACT
Salary
competitive

An opportunity to treat Alcohol & Other Drug addictions within a multidisciplinary context, in a vibrant and convenient city!

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

Psych CMO - Sydney

Seniority
CMO
Location
NSW
Salary
competitive

A Psych CMO required for a new state of the art hospital in Sydney

  • Psych CMO
  • Brand new state of the art hospital
  • Sydney location

Psychiatry Consultant - Child and Adolescent

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
NSW
Salary
depending on experience

Fantastic Opportunity to work in Sydney’s North Shore!

  • Work in a busy public hospital where you can put your extensive skills to good use
  • Work in a leafy location with a quick commute from the city or the beachside suburbs
  • Good opportunity to work in a popular Sydney hospital in a supportive environment

Adult Psychiatrist. 6 month role start in Dec 2018

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
NT
Salary
depending on experience

Rare 6 month opportunity in this truly diverse, vibrant harbour city

  • Enjoy a tropical climate in this vibrant and laid-back harbour city
  • Work alongside a team that prides themselves on high-quality care and colleague support
  • Contribute to a clinical setting where you can really make a difference

Consultant Psychiatrist - Forensic

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
ACT
Salary
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

General Psych within Indigenous and Outreach and Community 

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
NT
Salary
competitive

Work in the stunning Northern Territory

  • Work with Indigenous and outreach and community 
  • 12 month contract from February 2019
  • Northern Territory

Consultant Psychiatry - General Adult - Private Practice

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
QLD
Salary
competitive

Join this expanding service and be involved in starting their Psychiatry division

  • Supportive working environment
  • Relaxed city lifestyle with affordable housing options
  • Lucrative private practice opportunity

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
NZ - North Island
Salary
depending on experience

A picturesque coastal location where you can have a relaxed lifestyle while making a huge difference in the local community

  • Relaxed lifestyle, fabulous beaches, renowned wines
  • 6 weeks annual leave, relocation expenses and CME leave
  • The most temperate climate in the country, long hours of sunshine

Consultant Psychiatrist in Tropical Queensland

Seniority
Consultant / Specialist
Location
QLD
Salary
competitive

This role will see you based in one of Australia's most stunning locations

  • Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult
  • Tropical Qld Location
  • 2 positions available

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