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 been focused on finding the most rewarding Surgery jobs for our doctors with established and trusted relationships in both public and private hospitals across Australia and New Zealand. We often work on an exclusive basis to source in-demand Surgeons 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 more surgical operations happening in regional and remote areas. This is due to an increase in patient demand but also improvements in hospital facilities.

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Surgical jobs 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 for ENT, Orthopaedics, Neurology and Plastic surgery.

Locum General Surgeons and those with subspecialties can expect to earn from $1,800 to $3,000 per day and Orthopaedic Surgeons from $2,000 to $3,000 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


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Clinical Director for Surgical and Perioperative Services

Consultant / Specialist
depending on experience

Lead a fantastic multidisciplinary team in this stunning Tasmanian location

  • Non DWS for Surgery / Anaesthetics
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Attractive salary package

Specialist General Surgeon

Consultant / Specialist

Join a dedicated team in a newly redeveloped facility

  • Showcase your skills in trauma and abdominal surgery
  • Potential for private practice
  • Competitive remuneration package

Resident Medical Officer

Resident (RMO)
$160,000 - $190,000

Gain experience across various units including the intensive care, medical, surgical, maternity and rehabilitation wards

  • Be paid a high base salary with no on-call requirements
  • Leading private hospital offering a unique working experience
  • Enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle without the hustle and bustle of other major cities

Staff Specialist Urologist

Consultant / Specialist
attractive salary package

Rare and exciting opportunity to develop your private practice in paradise!

  • Enjoy the beautiful coastal waters and beaches of Southern Queensland, without leaving the city behind!
  • Join a strong, cohesive, and collaborative team.
  • A great opportunity to develop a robust practice with no competitors.
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