Junior Doctors Jobs
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How our Hospital Division Can Help

Whether you are an RMO, House Officer, Senior House Officer or Registrar looking for shift work, an ongoing locum or a permanent position, Ochre Recruitment’s Hospital Division can help.

Join our network of Junior Doctors

We offer a personalized service that takes much of the stress out of finding your next job as a Junior Doctor. Finding the right Junior Doctor role consumes a lot of time and personal resources, which is why partnering with an agency can make life easier for you.

Ochre Recruitment is owned and managed by doctors who know what the junior doctor years can be like. For all available Junior Doctor roles, we ensure that you’re fully aware of the expectations and pathways of the jobs we recommend to you.

We understand that Junior Doctors are more often than not experiencing an acutely stressful time in their medical careers. Less time at home and an out of sync work-life balance can be an emotional burden, and managing timeframes for study and assessment in parallel with work duties is extremely demanding. It’s very important to recognise the need for self care during your tenure, to be realistic about the expectations you have of yourself, and to manage the expectations your colleagues place upon you.

We take very seriously the risk of burnout for many Junior Doctors, and that its causes are more complex than lack of sleep or not eating well; crucial to a Junior Doctor role that works for you is adequate support.

We make every effort to put you forward for inclusive work environments that meet your needs. We advocate for roles that not only are commensurate with your perceived abilities, but are also environments where you will feel supported by senior staff.

If you wish to discuss an ideal work environment as a Junior Doctor, please contact us.

Junior Doctor Salaries in Australia

Annual salaries for trainee doctors in Australia start at $45,000 and can reach as high as $115,000. 

This basic salary assumes a working week of 38 hours, however most Junior Doctors work more than this and therefore get additional rates calculated as overtime.

Resident Medical Officers

RMOs on average earn between $75,000 and $86,000, depending on the state they are working in.

Registrars

The average Hospital Registrar salary is $105,000 per annum.

Junior Doctor Salaries in New Zealand

Junior Doctors can expect to earn an annual salary of between $60,000 and $185,000 NZD.

House Officers — Years 1 & 2

House Officer salaries range between $60,000 (year 1, 40-45 hours per week) and $118,975 NZD (year 2, 65+ hours per week).

Most seem to fall in the $60K to $100K NZD zone.

Senior House Officers — Years 3 & 4

Senior House Officer salaries range between $65,000 (year 3, 40-45 hours per week) and $132,452 NZD (year 4, 65+ hours per week).

Most seem to fall in the $80K to $110K NZD zone.

Registrars

Registrars can expect to earn between $76,000 (Year 1, 40-45 hours per week) and $185,000 NZD (Year 2, 65 hours + per week). 

Most seem to fall in the $100K to $150K zone.

Junior Doctor Locum Rates in Australia

Locum rates for Junior Doctors in Australia range between $80 and $200 per hour.

RMO Locum Doctors

RMO Locum Doctors earn between $80 and $130 per hour. 

Locum Registrars

Locum Registrars earn between $100 and $200 per hour.

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Junior Doctor Locum Rates in New Zealand

Locum rates for Junior Doctors in New Zealand range between $75 and $180 NZD per hour.

Locum House Officers

Locum Senior House Officers earn $75 to $90 NZD per hour from 0800 to 2200, and $115 NZD per hour from 2200 to 0800.

Locum Registrars

Locum Registrars earn $90 NZD per hour from 0800 to 2200, and $115 to $130 NZD per hour from 2200 to 0800.

Locum Senior Registrars earn $90 NZD per hour from 0800 to 2200, and $140 to $180 NZD per hour from 2200 to 0800.

Locum Medical Officers

Locum Medical Officers of Specialist Scale (MOSS) or Locum Senior Medical Officers (SMO) can earn between $150 and $180 NZD per hour.

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