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Staff are very efficient in making sure paperwork was done properly and in a timely manner. I am very happy with the service and would recommend IMR/LocumBank to my colleagues - Dr Wu
All help and support from IMR was amazing and made the difficult process of moving from overseas almost simple - Dr McDonald, GP
Impressive, consistent, knowledgeable, and unflinching in their moral support. I've never known a recruitment agency to take so much care and detail, and show such commitment to prospective clients - Dr Suriya, Psychiatrist
They went out of their way in helping me fill the mountain of forms and liaise with people, and are still helping me now. I am indebted - Dr Suriya, Psychiatrist
Your services have been excellent and I have had minimal difficulties in getting to where I have wanted. Your staff are extremely friendly and reliable - Dr Rai, House Officer
IMR have great knowledge and experience in medical recruitment with a high standard of services, along with excellent communication skills and professionalism - Dr Murali, GP
We have successfully recruited a number of high quality medical staff through IMR and have always found their service to be highly professional, efficient, and effective, with timely responses to our enquiries - C Byrne, Mental Health Services
We have found IMR to be very helpful, prompt and easy to contact - K Balcombe, Medical Staffing Unit
IMR have shown a high level of professionalism in dealing with a multi-staged process, and guided me with great efficiency and a deep sense of timing - Dr Bangash, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
I would not have been here (in New Zealand) without IMR's constant help and guidance - Dr Sadani, Transfusion Medicine Specialist
I was particularly impressed by the high level of service given to me. I received regular emails and phone calls providing me with updates and information on the next steps throughout the process - Dr O'Luanaigh, Psychiatrist
From the outset, IMR gave me a timeline for how long the process would take, and they were 100% accurate on that. This made planning for the move that much easier - Dr O'Luanaigh, Psychiatrist
IMR's communication is of a high standard and they are able to respond to candidates' concerns in a clear, professional manner - K Kempthorne, Radiology Dept
I would recommend IMR to other Recruitment Advisors as a good source of doctors, and a trustworthy company to work with - N Copson, Recruitment Advisor
We find IMR to be very professional and always exceptionally quick in responding to emails and phone calls - J O'Neill, Health Service CEO
I found IMR very knowledgeable in all aspects concerned with recruiting physicians, particularly the issues that are specific to practice in a foreign country - Dr Fennell, Anaesthetist
IMR's efficiency and professional manner of conduct is truly commendable - Dr Kumar, Radiologist
Thank you again for all your help and support, and for making our Australian experience possible - Dr Gubbay, House Officer
I have already referred three other doctors to IMR, who are now also in the process of moving down under, and I will continue to refer more - Dr Gubbay, House Officer

Psychiatry Jobs

Psychiatry Jobs in Australia and New Zealand

The practice of Psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand follows the pattern set out by other first class health systems such as that in the UK and Ireland, with the evidence based practice model dominating the style of delivery. As with many other specialties though, Australasia is well known amongst the industry for having very modern and progressive protocols and guidelines.

Given that Australia and New Zealand boast large land masses with many small or remote communities amongst the bigger cities, Mental Health Services in both countries are generally subdivided into community based and hospital based care.

Public community Psychiatry services throughout Australia and New Zealand provide specialised mental health care services to patients in community settings. These include services for adults, services for children and adolescents, residential care, hospital-based services such as psychiatric outpatient services, day programs, mobile crisis treatment teams, and community mental health centres staffed by multidisciplinary teams and case managers.

Non-government organisations also provide community-based mental health related care such as disability support services and residential mental health care. With the deinstitutionalisation of Psychiatric care in Australia and New Zealand, there has been increased provision for integrated community-based mental health care services.

Public hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient services. Excluding ambulatory mental health care, overnight stays in public hospitals are most frequently for diagnoses of schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders, followed by mood disorders. For same-day services, the most common condition treated is mood disorder. In private hospitals the most frequent diagnosis for both overnight and same-day hospital care is mood disorder.

Psychiatry opportunities in Australia and New Zealand include:

  • General Adult Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Old Age Psychiatry (Psychogeriatrics)
  • Community Psychiatry

Positions are commonly available in the above specialties at both Consultant and Registrar level in Australia or New Zealand. There are many fantastic opportunities to train through the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP).

With preferred supplier status amongst the majority of hospitals and health services in both Australia and New Zealand, you can be assured that IMR will offer you the widest choice of opportunities possible. At IMR we have a dedicated Psychiatry division, meaning that our Medical Recruitment Specialists can offer unmatched knowledge and advice on any of the subspecialties.

Psychiatry qualifications that are often deemed as a comparable international qualifications by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and that may allow you to work as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Australia or New Zealand are:

UK/ Ireland MRCPsych / FRCPsych plus Certificate of Accreditation in Psychiatry from the Joint Committee of Higher Medical Training in the United Kingdom or UK Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)
USA Certificate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Canada Fellowship in Psychiatry or Certificate in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Other qualifications can of course be assessed on a case-by-case basis. For those unable to work at Consultant level, there are still a multitude of opportunities to take advantage of at Senior Medical Officer and Registrar level. Our dedicated IMR Psychiatry team would be happy to speak to you about your own individual requirements, so contact us today to find out how we can kickstart your career in Psychiatry in Australia or New Zealand.