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Discover paediatrics jobs across Australia and New Zealand

Whatever your lifestyle or career goals in are, our Paediatrics Team exists to help you discover them. Get access to the largest network of specialist consultant paediatrics jobs in Australia & New Zealand, double the next largest agency.

Meet your Australian Paediatrics Specialist
Meet Lexi Todorova

When it comes to paediatricians, I get to work with the kindest and most nurturing doctors out there. They get to be around children all day and as rewarding as that may be, it can be very stressful, so it is my mission and priority to see the doctor happy and their wellbeing is looked after.

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The paediatrics consultant market in Australia

The Australian Paediatric Society comprises over 200 general paediatricians, mostly from rural and regional Australia.

The average paediatrician salary in Australia is around $195,000 per year. Consultant paediatricians make up to $215,322 per year or up to $3,500 a day when locuming.

Latest Paediatrics jobs in Australia

Specialist Consultant

Paediatrics - general

  • Shepparton, Victoria AU
  • Locum
  • $3,500 per day
  • 16 Jan 2023 ~ 16 Jan 2023
This hospital is the main referral health service for the Hume region in Victoria (VIC). The hospital is a 300 bed acute and extended care facility, employing approximately 2,000 staff. There are multiple services including: • 24-hour Emergency Department • Surgery, Medical Services • Women’s and...

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Paediatrics - general

  • Port Hedland, Western Australia AU
  • Locum
  • $3,450 per day
  • 20 Feb 2023 ~ 08 Jan 2024
This is an acute public hospital with 50 beds. There are multiple services including: • Medical • Surgical • Paediatric • Obstetrics • Gynaecology Location Information The town lays 1,761km from Perth and has a population of around 15,200. The town lies on an inlet fringed with mangroves that...

Specialist Consultant

Paediatrics - general

  • Spencer Park, Western Australia AU
  • Locum
  • $2,800 per day
  • 16 Jan 2023 ~ 24 Feb 2023
Situated on the southern coast of Western Australia, just over 400km from Perth, this hospital has a capacity of 108 beds, and its wards/departments are staffed by highly trained, specialist personnel. There is a 10 bed maternity ward, which handles some 450 deliveries per year, and a 10 bed...
Meet your New Zealand Paediatrics Specialist
Meet Dominique Ross

I love that no day is the same. Paediatricians are at diverse stages with diverse goals that we can work towards.

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The paediatrics consultant market in New Zealand

Paediatrician is on the skills shortage list in New Zealand, so your chances of employment are high.

The average paediatrician salary in New Zealand is $178,667 - $264,191 for junior Paediatricians. Specialist paediatricians are earning an average salary of $342,265 (up to $600,000 in private practice) .

Latest Paediatrics jobs in New Zealand

Specialist Consultant

Paediatrics - general

  • New Plymouth, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $1,500 per day
  • 01 Jan 2023 ~ 31 Dec 2023
This is a 210-bed hospital located in Taranaki in the North Island of New Zealand. There are multiple services including: • Public health • Medical • Surgical • Mental health • Ambulance services • Allied health An extensive upgrade programme has meant that some specialist medical and surgical...

Specialist Consultant

Paediatrics - general

  • Masterton, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $1,500 per day
  • NOW ~ 23 Dec 2022
Recently having moved into a brand new, fully equipped, purpose built building, this hospital strives to provide the highest standard of 24-hour acute and emergency services. Set in the heart of the Wairarapa region, this teaching hospital provides a full range of secondary medical, surgical and...
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Efficient and good at finding job opportunities. Also a nice helpful team willing to go beyond their limits for the sake of their client.

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Discover your new lifestyle in Paediatrics
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Flexibility.

Take control of where and when you work for a better work/life balance. Placements last anything from a few hours to a year. Make good money while considering your next move. We can show you ways of working that you may not have considered.

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Lifestyle.

Travel with your work. Thousands of placements are now available in hospitals, clinics and medical centres across Australia and New Zealand. Experience life in a different town, city or country. Spend more time doing the things you love, or with the people you love.

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Paediatrics opportunities.

We have a diverse range of permanent and locum Paediatrics job opportunities. We’ll help you with finding the best rates and a lifestyle that suits your needs in your next role in Paediatrics.

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Benefits of working with Medrecruit

Live better. Find better.

Find better job opportunities, better experiences and a better life here. With Medrecruit, you’ll get ongoing career support and a personalised service.

Earn up to $3500/day

Locum doctors can earn fantastic rates with flexible hours and locations across Australia and NZ. Whether you're saving for a house, investing or simply feel like treating yourself - locuming is a great way to boost your earnings.

Travel costs covered

For most placements, your travel and accommodation costs are covered. This means you get to explore new places with no cost to you!

FAQ's
Are accommodation and travel costs covered?

Yes! Most locum placements offer travel and accommodation arrangements. We can help negotiate this for you. This is usually hospital accommodation or a nice bed and breakfast, and flight or petrol reimbursement.

What length are locum placements?

Locum placements can be as short as a couple of days, though most doctors prefer slightly longer placements (a few weeks or months) so there’s time to get to know the area and the team.

Medrecruit also works with doctors to find permanent roles.

What paperwork will I need to apply for roles?

Your registration number, a current CV and three references are the essentials of any job application. Other paperwork that's commonly required is:

  • Evidence of vaccinations,
  • Evidence of your degree/fellowship,
  • Annual Practicing Certificates,
  • Indemnity,
  • A certified copy of your passport and/or driver’s licence,
  • Police vetting form.

What you'll need can vary slightly between Australian states and in New Zealand. Some states/locations also ask you complete an online training course (eMedical Courses). We're here to help guide you through the requirements and we'll give you a checklist detailing everything you need.

Do you charge a fee to doctors?

Nope! Our service is free for doctors. We're paid by hospitals and clinics for our services and are preferred suppliers in several states and areas. Because we have a huge network of doctors, we save clinics and hospitals time (and money) by taking the stress out of the hiring and credentialing process.

How will I get paid?

This depends on where you work – the hospital or clinic chooses how a doctor is paid. This will work one of three ways:

  • You’re paid by the hospital/clinic, as an employee
  • You’re paid by the hospital/clinic as a contractor
  • Medrecruit pays you directly

Your recruitment specialist can let you know which method you’ll be paid by for each job you undertake.

What is the average Paediatrics Salary?

The average Paediatrician salary in Australia is around $195,000 per year. Consultant Paediatricians make up to $215,322 per year or up to $3,500 a day when locuming.

What Subspecialties of Paediatrics do we recruit for?

We have Paediatrics jobs across a range of subspecialties including Community Child Health, Perinatal Medicine Paediatric Medical Oncology, Paediatric Endocrinology, Paediatric Nuclear Medicine, General Paediatrics, Paediatric Rheumatology, Paediatric Cardiology, Neonatal, Paediatric Infectious Disease, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Paediatric Nephrology, Paediatric Sleep Medicine, Paediatric Immunology & Allergy, and Paediatric Emergency Medicine. Our specialists Paediatrics team can help you find your next role in these subspecialties and more.