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  • Locum Consultant Psychiatrists pay rates of approx. $2,000- $2,500 per day

  • Psychiatry Registrars and CMOs can earn a salary of $85,000 to $250,000 per year

  • Staff Specialist Psychiatrists receive a salary ranging form $250,000 to $500,000 per year

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The team at Wavelength are just fabulous. They have always been very helpful, professional, caring and prompt. I have really enjoyed working with them and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for jobs in Psychiatry. Well done the Wavelength team!

Dr Arun Gupta
Psychiatrist

The service I received was superb with frequent contact demonstrating a good understanding of my needs and the roles available. This open and honest communication also included plans and priorities which was extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend Wavelength to anyone looking for their next Psychiatry job.

Dr Robin Pratt
Psychiatrist

When I approached Wavelength, the team gave me Psychiatry job options and eased me through the complex procedure of accreditation and assessment. Even when I landed, the consultants made sure I was settling into my new Psychiatry job and couldn’t have been more helpful. I would highly recommend Wavelength to all my medical colleagues who wish to work in Australia.

Dr Dev Makesar
Consultant Psychiatrist
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Psych - General Adult Consultant / Specialist Sydney, NSW, Australia Immediate $246 - $269 per hour Apply

0.6FTE Adult Psychiatrist required for Greater Sydney region

VMO contract - Adult Inpatient role with flexibility around days worked.

Duration: 3 - 6 months
Conditions: Start date: 18 May, can be flexible. No on-call. VMO rates. Best suited to local doctors.
Credentials: You must have your Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP). You must also either be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, a New Zealand citizen, or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa (with permission from your sponsoring employer).
Job ID: J101399
Contact Emma Laidler on +61 2 8353 9000 or email elaidler@wave.com.au
Psych - General Adult, Psych - Community, Psych - Drug & Alcohol, Psych - Forensic Consultant / Specialist Location Upon Request, ACT, Australia 01/06/2020 $2,000 - $2,000 per day Apply

Your expertise in Forensic Psychiatry is required in Australia's Capital City

This locum work is within a specialist mental health assessment and treatment service for people who have a history of, are currently involved with, or are at high risk of becoming involved with, the criminal justice system.

Duration: 3 Months
Conditions: ASAP for 3 months.
Forensic role. No on-call, weekends and public holidays.
Accommodation, return domestic economy flights & hire car provided. Payment via ABN invoice with the hospital payment terms being 14 days terms. National Police Check Consent form and Vaccination evidence required.
Credentials: You must have your Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP). You must also either be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, a New Zealand citizen, or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J102038
Contact Reece Percy on +612 8353 9054 or email rpercy@wave.com.au
Psych - General Adult Consultant / Specialist Bendigo, VIC, Australia 01/06/2020 Rate on application Apply

Experienced Psychiatrist needed for a locum inpatient role in regional VIC!

Discover why this hospital recently won an architecture award for its great new facility and receives positive feedback from our recent locums. This role combines Older age, Adult and Perinatal Psychiatry for something truly different.

Duration: 12 weeks
Conditions: 1 June to 21 August 2020.
Adult inpatient role. No on-call required. Accommodation, return domestic economy flights & car hire provided. Paid via Wavelength payroll as PAYG (tax & superannuation deducted from da
Credentials: You must have your Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP). You must also either be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, a New Zealand citizen, or on a 457/482 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J101292
Contact Reece Percy on +612 8353 9054 or email rpercy@wave.com.au
Psych - General Adult Consultant / Specialist Location Upon Request, TAS, Australia 01/06/2020 $2,000 per day Apply

5-month locum for an inpatient role available in Hobart!

You will be well supported by the Department Head and Team Leader in this locum whilst working in a small CAMHS team. Immerse yourself in an unfamiliar setting and let your clinical instincts take the reins.

Duration: 5 months
Conditions: 1 June to 24 October 2020.
Adult inpatient role.
No on-call; accommodation, return domestic economy flights (best fare of the day) and car provided. Paid via Wavelength payroll (tax & superannuation deducted from daily rate) or Pty Ltd Company (note, we cannot pay via Sole Trader ABN). Evidence of NCRC required.
Credentials: You must have your Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP).
You must also either be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, a New Zealand citizen, or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa (with permission from your sponsoring employer).
Job ID: J101505
Contact Reece Percy on +612 8353 9054 or email rpercy@wave.com.au
Psych - General Adult Consultant / Specialist Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia 01/06/2020 $2,000 - $2,340 per day Apply

Start ASAP with this Adult Psychiatry locum in stunning Hervey Bay, QLD!

Discover this aquatic paradise and explore the beautiful sandy beaches of Hervery Bay while earning excellent locum rates. Hervey Bay is widely known for its humpback whale watching.

Duration: 4 weeks
Conditions: 1 to 26 June 2020. General Adult role. On-call requirement. Flights up to $1,000, plus flat rate of $150 per day for accommodation & hire car. Paid via Wavelength payroll (tax & superannuation deducted from daily rate) or Pty Ltd Company (note, we cannot pay via Sole Trader
Credentials: You must have your Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP). You must also either be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, a New Zealand citizen, or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J102043
Contact Reece Percy on +612 8353 9054 or email rpercy@wave.com.au
Psych - General Adult Consultant / Specialist Perth, WA, Australia 01/06/2020 Rate on application Apply

Locum Psychiatrist required urgently in this Metropolitan based hospital

This Metropolitan based hospital is looking for someone who is looking for a new challenge, is this you?

Duration: Ongoing
Conditions: Dates: ASAP for 3 months with possibility of extension.
ED & Inpatient role.
On-call 1:5
No weekends or public holidays.
Self-contained accommodation, return economy flights and hire car provided.
Credentials: You must have your Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP).
You must also either be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, a New Zealand citizen, or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J102058
Contact Emma Laidler on +61 2 8353 9000 or email elaidler@wave.com.au
Psych - Old Age Registrar Lismore, NSW, Australia 01/06/2020 $115 per hour Apply

Start ASAP with this 2-month locum as a psychiatry registrar for older persons

Make a difference and be well supported in a collaborative and highly regarded team

Duration: 2 months
Conditions: ASAP to 31 July 2020.
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 5.00pm
Participation on the on-call roster required
Travel and accommodation allowance provided
Credentials: General registration with AHPRA
Australian citizenship, PR or 457 visa
NSW Health credentialing
Secondary Employment sign-off if you're an existing NSW Health employee
NSW Working With Children's Check
National Police Check
Job ID: J102083
Contact Laura Chen on +61 2 8353 9000 or email lchen@wave.com.au
Psych - General Adult, Psych - Community Consultant / Specialist Location Upon Request, VIC, Australia 15/06/2020 Rate on application Apply

Earn up to $2,200 a day with this Adult psychiatrist role in a vibrant regional town

Take advantage of this VIC locum where you can visit the surrounding areas and indulge in the wineries or explore the great National Parks this summer.

Duration: 8 Weeks
Conditions: 15 June to 7 August 2020.
Adult Community role with oncall commitments to inpatient unit.
On-call required approximately one to two 24hour periods per week and 1:5 weekends.
Travel, accommodation and car provided. Paid via ABN invoice. National Police Check required (within last 3 years). VIC WWCC required. Drivers License required.
Credentials: You must have Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP). You must also either be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, a New Zealand citizen, or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J101533
Contact Reece Percy on +612 8353 9054 or email rpercy@wave.com.au
Psych - Community, Psych - Old Age Consultant / Specialist Bendigo, VIC, Australia 29/06/2020 Rate on application Apply

Experienced Psychiatrist needed for a locum community role in regional VIC!

Discover why this hospital recently won an architecture award for its great new facility and receives positive feedback from our recent locums. This role combines Older age, Adult and Perinatal Psychiatry for something truly different.

Duration: 6 months
Conditions: 29 June to 23 December 2020.
Community for older persons role.
No on-call required. Accommodation, return domestic economy flights & car hire provided. Paid via Wavelength payroll as PAYG (tax & superannuation deducted from da
Credentials: You must have your Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP). You must also either be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, a New Zealand citizen, or on a 457/482 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J101234
Contact Reece Percy on +612 8353 9054 or email rpercy@wave.com.au
Psych - General Adult Consultant / Specialist Location Upon Request, TAS, Australia 29/06/2020 $2,000 per day Apply

Locum psychiatrist for an integrated role required in TAS!

Tasmania is always a good idea! Make the most of this opportunity to share your skills. Without your usual support and referral networks you will become more resourceful in adapting to a new environment. Are you up for the challenge?

Duration: 6 Months
Conditions: 29 June 2020 to 1 January 2021. Adult Inpatient role; On-call required. Domestic flights, self-contained accommodation & vehicle provided. Non-Employer medical indemnity required. Payment via ABN invoice. National Police Check Check required. Medical Indemnity. CPD SOC 2019
Credentials: You must have your Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP). You must also either be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, a New Zealand citizen, or on a 457/482 Temporary Work Visa.
Job ID: J101823
Contact Reece Percy on +612 8353 9054 or email rpercy@wave.com.au

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