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Are you Interested in locuming around Australia from your own Practice or Office? Locum TelePsychiatry consultants needed.

$250 per hour

Are you interested in a flexible position you can undertake from home? If so Telehealth could be the ideal position for you. We have an exciting telehealth opportunity for Psychiatrist.

Psych - Child/Adolescent, Psych - Community, Psych - Consultation Liaison, Psych - Drug & Alcohol, Psych - Dual Diagnosis, Psych - Forensic, Psych - General Adult, Psych - Indigenous, Psych - Intellectual Disability, Psych - Neuropsychiatry, Psych - Old Age, Psych - Perinatal, Psych - Psychotherapy, Psych - Rehab, Divergent Careers, Psych - Telehealth, Divergent Careers - Telehealth Adelaide, SA, Australia Immediate
Consultant / Specialist Divergent Careers
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Are you Interested in locuming around Australia from your own Practice or Office? Locum TelePsychiatry consultants needed.

Are you interested in a flexible position you can undertake from home? If so Telehealth could be the ideal position for you. We have an exciting telehealth opportunity for Psychiatrist.

Duration: ongoing
Conditions: Hours:
Hours are generally flexible for blocks of 2-3+ hours per clinic 0830-1700 Monday – Friday, there may also be some weekend opportunities depending on individual clients.

Technical Requirements:
Access to reliable broadband internet and a suitable computer with web-camera and microphone are essential for any Telehealth positions.

Essential Criteria:
To be successful in applying for Telehealth positions you must hold Fellowship in your specialty and specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Applicants must also be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.

Are you interested in developing your skills through Telehealth ? – Apply today!
Credentials: Credentialled by Wavelength and Client
Job ID: J110622
Contact Melissa Welsh on +61 2 8353 9045 or email mwelsh@wave.com.au

Locum Community Psychiatrist required for a 4 month vacancy in Broome WA

$2,700 per day

Earn up to $2700 per day in the Kimberley Region!

Psych - General Adult Broome, WA, Australia Immediate
Consultant / Specialist
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Locum Community Psychiatrist required for a 4 month vacancy in Broome WA

Earn up to $2700 per day in the Kimberley Region!

Duration: 4 months
Conditions: 27 September 2022 to 27 January 2023


Accommodation, travel, car and phone provided.
Credentials: Complete hospital specific credentialing required.
Job ID: J116660
Contact Yasmin Lockey on +61 2 8353 9060 or email ylockey@wave.com.au

ED RMO - Blue Mountains

$150 - $200 per day

Must be fully NSW Health credentialed to be allocated shifts

Psych - General Adult Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia Immediate
Consultant / Specialist
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ED RMO - Blue Mountains

Must be fully NSW Health credentialed to be allocated shifts

Duration: Ongoing
Conditions: ED RMO - at least PGY3 with 6 months minimum ED experience.

Accommodation can be provided only.


Credentials: Mandatory NSW Health credentialing, NCRC & WWCC NSW.
Plus 3 FACEM references
Job ID: J118360
Contact Anabel Wason on +61 2 8353 9046 or email awason@wave.com.au

Secure $2300PD as a C&A Psychiatrist in Coastal NSW!

$2,300 per day

With travel, car and accommodation provided.

Psych - Old Age Northern Coast, NSW, Australia Immediate
Consultant / Specialist
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Secure $2300PD as a C&A Psychiatrist in Coastal NSW!

With travel, car and accommodation provided.

Duration: Ongoing
Conditions: Commencing 4 April 2022, this role has ongoing availability.
Monday to Friday, must participate in on call 1:4

Locum Psychiatrist required for C&A 8 bed inpatient unit. Involved in establishing a Safeguard Program for the service.

Full time Registrar support.

Travel, car and accommodation provided.

Payment via V-money or payroll.
Credentials: Hospital specific credentialing required.
Job ID: J117698
Contact Yasmin Lockey on +61 2 8353 9060 or email ylockey@wave.com.au

Multiple Psychiatrist vacancies across this NSW Hospital service!

$2,000 per day

Earning $2000 per day with car hire and accommodation included.

Psych - General Adult Upon application, NSW, Australia Immediate
Consultant / Specialist
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Multiple Psychiatrist vacancies across this NSW Hospital service!

Earning $2000 per day with car hire and accommodation included.

Duration: Variable on start date
Conditions: - PECC from 11 - 24 April 2022
- Community from 30 June - 24 July 2022
- Adult Inpatient from 9 August - 13 September 2022
- Older Persons unit from 17 December 2022 - 29 January 2023

Locum Psychiatrist required across these dates and units. The perfect opportunity to lock in long term commitments in one location and build a strong relationship with this service!

Accommodation and car hire provided.
Credentials: Hospital specific credentialing required.
Job ID: J117492
Contact Yasmin Lockey on +61 2 8353 9060 or email ylockey@wave.com.au

Locum Psychatrist needed for Inpatient Unit at Werribee Hospital!

$2,000 per hour

Local doctor required as this will be a long term appointment

Psych - General Adult Melbourne, VIC, Australia Immediate
Registrar
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Locum Psychatrist needed for Inpatient Unit at Werribee Hospital!

Local doctor required as this will be a long term appointment

Duration: Ongoing
Conditions: 19th April - 21st October
Full time work- Monday - Friday
No on-call
Credentials: Completion of hospital specific credentialing.
Job ID: J117683
Contact Reece Percy on +61 2 8353 9054 or email rpercy@wave.com.au

Adult Inpatient Psychiatrist for Private Sydney Clinic!

Rate on application

Earn $2000PD with an immediate start.

Psych - General Adult North West Sydney, NSW, Australia Immediate
Consultant / Specialist
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Adult Inpatient Psychiatrist for Private Sydney Clinic!

Earn $2000PD with an immediate start.

Duration: 3 - 6 month blocks
Conditions: Commencing ASAP with 3 - 6 month contracts available.

Locum Consultant Psychiatrist required for Adult Inpatient Unit.

Please enquire for more details on this opportunity
Credentials: Hospital specific credentialing required.
Job ID: J119114
Contact Yasmin Lockey on +61 2 8353 9060 or email ylockey@wave.com.au

Locum Psychiatrist required for WA Community/IPU Role!

$2,000 per day

Secure this 6 month role with negotiable rates!

Psych - General Adult Regional WA, WA, Australia Immediate
CMO Registrar
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Locum Psychiatrist required for WA Community/IPU Role!

Secure this 6 month role with negotiable rates!

Duration: 6 Months
Conditions: Starting ASAP for 6 months.

Commencement date can be negotiated however likely we will require this to be filled in June.

The role may be a mix of both Community and Inpatient ward.

Some on call will be required, however approximately only once per month.

All availability will be considered.
Credentials: Hospital specific credentialing required
Job ID: J116259
Contact Yasmin Lockey on +61 2 8353 9060 or email ylockey@wave.com.au

Locum Consutant Psychiatrist required for and integrated role!

Rate on application

Play your parts in bettering the mental health patients and earn above-average daily rate!

Psych - General Adult Location upon request, SA, Australia Immediate
Consultant / Specialist
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Locum Consutant Psychiatrist required for and integrated role!

Play your parts in bettering the mental health patients and earn above-average daily rate!

Duration: 4 weeks
Conditions: May 2 - 27 2022
Monday to Friday 0830 – 1700
No on call

return travel,accomodation, car provided
Credentials: Completion of hospital specific credentialing.
Job ID: J118344
Contact Reece Percy on +61 2 8353 9054 or email rpercy@wave.com.au

Locum C&A Psychiatry role required in the coastal city!

$2,500 per day

Secure this 13 week locum job in the south coast!

Psych - General Adult Illawarra Shoalhaven, NSW, Australia Immediate
Consultant / Specialist
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Locum C&A Psychiatry role required in the coastal city!

Secure this 13 week locum job in the south coast!

Duration: 4 months
Conditions: ASAP - 13 weeks (possible extension
on call required

Accommodation and car hire will be provided.
Credentials: Completion of hospital specific credentialing
Job ID: J113701
Contact Yasmin Lockey on +61 2 8353 9060 or email ylockey@wave.com.au

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  • 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
    Psychiatrist
  • Thinking of locum work? Then strongly consider Wavelength as your agent. I have been with them since 2010 and have always found them efficient and eminently reliable. The efforts of the team gave me the feeling that my needs were uppermost on their agenda. They perform their management with adroitness and alacrity. I have no need to give any other locum agency a second look.

    Dr Edwin
    Psychiatrist
  • Within 24hrs of signing up, Wavelength had the contacts within the Hospital system to find me exactly the job I wanted, in the Hospital I wanted, in a major Australian city near my house - so I can both live in a major central city and locum there at the same time. I definitely recommended Wavelength, they are a pleasure to work with.

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    Psychiatry Registrar

Frequently asked questions

What is the average Psychiatrist Salary?

Psychiatrists working in Australia can expect to earn the following for locum and permanent roles:

  • Psychiatry Registrars and CMOs: between $85,000 to $250,000 per year
  • Staff Specialist Psychiatrists in permanent roles: can earn a salary between $250,000 to $500,000 per year, depending on location
  • Psychiatrists in private practice: earn a salary up to $800,000 per annum
  • Locum Consultant Psychiatrists: pay rates between $2,000 to $2,500 per day plus accommodation and travel, depending on location

What Subspecialties of Psychiatry do you recruit for?

Our Psychiatry recruitment team can provide you with access to the most rewarding locum and permanent Psychiatrist jobs in the following areas:

  • Child, Adolescent & Youth
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Psychogeriatric
  • Community Psychiatry
  • General Adult Psychiatry
  • Perinatal & Infant Psychiatry
  • Consultation-Liaison
  • Indigenous Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation Psychiatry
  • Drug & Alcohol/Addiction
  • Intellectual Disability

What qualifications do you need to work as a Psychiatrist in Australia and New Zealand?

  • UK/Ireland – MRCPsych combined with the CCT (or CCST or JCHMT as appropriate)
  • Canada – Fellowship in Psychiatry or Certificate in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada
  • USA – Certificate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Will Wavelength help with AHPRA and my Psychiatry College registration?

Our Psychiatrists get free expert advice from our in-house Regulatory and Migration team on all aspects of the registration and migration process including AHPRA, RANZCP, Medicare and a working visa.

Register with our Psychiatry team today and we will be in touch for a confidential discussion about the next step in your medical career.

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