Junior Doctors: Your partner for a successful medical career

We know that junior doctors are the future of Australia’s healthcare, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

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Why others choose Wavelength to launch their careers

  • I’ve used a few agencies, but Wavelength has been by far the best which is why I now trust them to exclusively handle all of my locum placements. They have been terrific to work with, being proactive in contacting me about opportunities, optimising my contracts and following up on how the job is going.

    I’ve enjoyed the flexibility of the locum life in terms of being able to make choices about location, keeping things interesting by doing a variety of jobs and not being tied down to a long-term and rigid roster.

    Dr Kah Kit
    Medical Registrar
  • Wavelength has been able to source locum work for me much easier than other agencies. They helped with all the paperwork and accommodation details and met my needs wherever possible. Overall, it was a really friendly experience

    Dr Imran
    Surgical Registrar
  • A dedicated team with professionalism. The team players have been there for years, which is nice. You get to know them. Always go the extra mile if there are any glitches with placement.

    Damien
    GP
  • The staff at Wave are always very helpful and have regularly checked in with me to try to meet my career needs whenever I need work.

    Frances
    GP
  • Wave provides frequent updates on available locum opportunities without being intrusive. Their friendly staff understand my specific needs and work desires, and they work with me to find the best opportunities.

    Danielle
    GP

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • What is the average locum Junior Doctor rate in Australia?

    Locum junior doctor rates can vary based on location, experience, speciality and urgency of the placement. You may often find that travel and accommodation are provided, or that you are provided with access to a fleet or hire car as part of your package. 

    • Locum Registrars can expect to earn between $115 - $300 per hour; 
    • RMO Locum Doctors can expect to earn between $85 - $160 per hour. 
  • How will Wavelength help me progress along the career path of my dreams?

    Our access to exclusive rosters in many hospitals around Australia means we can let you know about great new opportunities before they make it to the job boards. Our junior doctor team will help you:  

    • Discover the most rewarding doctor jobs, often before they are advertised;  
    • Provide sound advice on your next career move, based on our almost 25 years of experience;  
    • Manage all negotiations on your behalf;  
    • Assist you with paperwork for seamless and stress-free job placements.  

    We’ll also show you how you can have a career that is anything but ordinary by introducing you to opportunities for locum placements in rural, regional or remote areas, or to placements that offer you the chance to gain a competitive edge over your peers, experience new challenges or gain new skills.  

    Register with our junior doctor team to discuss your career aspirations, and gain access to our extensive list of current junior doctor jobs.

  • What Junior Doctor job specialties do we recruit for?

    We offer unparalleled access to rewarding, flexible and challenging junior doctor jobs in the following subspecialties:

    • Anaesthetics
    • Emergency medicine
    • General medicine
    • Surgery
    • Internal medicine
    • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    • Paediatrics rehab medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • ICU
  • Will working with Wavelength cost me anything?

    No. Wavelength International does not charge its candidates a fee. Instead, we are paid by the employer when we successfully place a candidate in a job.

  • What services do you offer to support junior doctors throughout the recruitment process?

    Wavelength International offers a range of services to support junior doctors throughout the recruitment process, including: 

    • CV and cover letter review 
    • Interview preparation 
    • Salary and benefits negotiation 
    • In-house regulatory and migration services 
    • Post-placement support 
  • Is travel and accommodation included?

    We understand that the cost of travel and accommodation can be a barrier to locum work, especially for junior doctors. That's why we work closely with our clients to ensure that our locum doctors receive the best possible support. 

    In most rural and remote areas, our clients will provide both travel and accommodation for their locum doctors. However, if you are bringing your family with you, you may need to provide travel for them. Accommodation for additional family members may be available, but this is not always the case. 

    Travel is usually only paid for the initial travel to the placement and the final journey home unless otherwise negotiated. 

    City and metropolitan areas and major holiday centres such as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast in Queensland do not typically provide accommodation for locum doctors. 

    If you have any questions about travel and accommodation for a specific locum opportunity, please get in touch with your Wavelength International consultant.

  • What if I need to cancel my locum?

    Unexpected events can happen, so we understand that you may sometimes need to cancel a locum assignment. If you find yourself in this situation, please let your recruitment consultant know as soon as possible. 

    This will allow us to work with the hospital to find a replacement locum doctor and ensure that patient care is not disrupted. It will also help you to maintain a good relationship with the hospital for future locum opportunities.

  • What paperwork will I have to handle?

    We understand that the credentialing process can be daunting, especially if you're new to locum work. That's why we have a dedicated Recruitment Coordinator who can guide you through the process step-by-step. 

    We have also worked to streamline the credentialing process and move to a paperless system, which makes it easier and more convenient for our locum doctors.

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