- Wollongong, New South Wales AU
- $3,000 per day
- NOW ~ 18 Jun 2023
Whatever your lifestyle or career goals in psychiatry are, we exist to help you discover them. Get access to the largest network of specialist consultant psychiatry jobs in Australia & New Zealand, double the next largest agency.
I love helping Psychiatrists achieve their career and lifestyle goals. I have a real passion for the industry, a keen eye for details, and can think outside the box to find a solution to any situation.
Now is the perfect time to Locum with Medrecruit, we have a strong supply of Jobs and can work hard to negotiate the best terms for you.
There is a high demand for psychiatrists in Australia due to what the AMA dubs a critical shortage.
There is a shortage of psychiatrists in many areas, particularly in rural and remote regions, which has led to increased opportunities for psychiatrists looking to work in these areas. The demand for psychiatrists is expected to continue to grow due to factors such as an aging population, increasing mental health awareness, and a growing understanding of the importance of early intervention in mental health.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for mental health services, which has led to increased government investment in mental health care and job opportunities for psychiatrists. However, the job market can be competitive in major cities, particularly for certain specialties, such as child and adolescent psychiatry.
Experienced psychiatrists have the opportunity to make great money with the average annual salary in Australia of $220,000 and locum specialist consultants earning to $3,000 a day.
I love that no day is the same. Psychiatrists are at diverse stages with diverse goals that we can work towards.
Psychiatrists are in demand in New Zealand, due to New Zealand's growing and ageing population, which means increasing demand for mental health treatment.
There is a particular need for psychiatrists in rural and remote areas, where there is often limited access to mental health services. The government is investing in mental health care, which is creating new job opportunities for psychiatrists.
The job market can be competitive in major cities such as Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, where there are more job opportunities and higher salaries. However, the demand for psychiatrists is expected to continue to grow due to a range of factors, including an aging population and increasing mental health awareness. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of mental health services, leading to increased government investment in this area.
According to Immigration New Zealand, IMG Psychiatrists are highly sought after as well.
In New Zealand, junior psychiatrists earn between $74,000 and $182,000 a year. Consultant psychiatrists earn between $164,000 and $245,000, and consultants working in the private sector can earn up to $600,000.
It's a pleasure to work with Medrecruit and I'm hoping to work with them on long-term basis.
Life as a doctor demands you give everything. Dr Sam Hazledine learned this first as an intern. Years later Medrecruit was his response. Sam successfully lobbied the World Medical Association to amend the Declaration of Geneva (the modern-day Hippocratic Oath) to include:
I will attend to my own health, wellbeing, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard.
Medrecruit continue to advocate for, educate and work towards better health and wellbeing for all doctors.
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.
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.
Explore diverse and interesting areas of medicine. Discover a new career path and try different working environments. Feel appreciated and share your time and skills with a community that needs your expertise.
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.
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.
Your registration number, a current CV and three references are the essentials of any job application. Other paperwork that's commonly required is:
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.
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.
This depends on where you work – the hospital or clinic chooses how a doctor is paid. This will work one of three ways:
Your recruitment specialist can let you know which method you’ll be paid by for each job you undertake.
The average annual psychiatrist salary in Australia is $220,000.
Psychiatry registrars and senior registrars can expect to earn $85,000 up to $200,000 per year in a permanent role.
Psychiatry specialists earn up to $500,000 – with specialists in private practice earning even higher annual salaries.
Locum consultants are earning up to $3000 a day.
We have Psychiatry jobs across a range of subspecialties including: Consultation-Liaison, General Adult Psychiatry, Child, Adolescent & Youth, Community Psychiatry, Perinatal & Infant Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychogeriatric, Indigenous Mental Health, Rehabilitation Psychiatry, Drug & Alcohol/Addiction, and Intellectual Disability
The great news is Psychiatrists can work in Australia or New Zealand. If you are an IMG based in the USA you will need a Certificate from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. If you are based in Canada Fellowship in Psychiatry or Certificate in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada. If you are based in the UK/Ireland, you will need the MRCPsych combined with the CCT (or CCST or JCHMT as appropriate). If you are interested in Psychiatry jobs in Australia or New Zealand, register and our dedicated IMG team can guide you on with medical pathway you need to take.