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Psychiatrists are in high demand throughout the world. A global shortage of qualified and trainee psychiatrists, exacerbated by rising demand for mental health services, has created a plethora of opportunities in all specialities and levels of practice in many desirable locations. Our consultants at Odyssey can help you pursue a rewarding career in psychiatry, whether you are a recent medical graduate looking for an approved training position, or a qualified specialist psychiatrist seeking a senior role. We work with hospitals and clinics in public and private sectors to recruit trainee psychiatrists and specialist psychiatrists up to the level of clinical director.

Each country has its own, unique healthcare system, postgraduate training programmes and qualifications and models of practice. Globally, most psychiatrists are employed within the public sector and lead a team of medical, nursing, allied healthcare and social work professionals managing hospital in patients and community-based patients. This requires unique skill sets.

Register with Odyssey and our consultants will be in touch to advise you about appropriate jobs, locations, and the licence and immigration procedures you will need to complete to start work.

Locations of Psychiatrist Roles

Most psychiatrist roles are in the following countries:

·       Australia

·       New Zealand

·       Canada

·       United Kingdom

·       Ireland

·       United Arab Emirates

·       Saudi Arabia

·       Qatar

·       Singapore

·       Bermuda

Psychiatrist Specialist Roles

General Adult Psychiatry is the most sought-after specialist qualification, but many roles exist for dual or single certified psychiatrists in the fields of:

·       Substance Abuse and Addictions

·       Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

·       Old Age Psychiatry

·       Learning Disabilities

·       Forensic Psychiatry

·       Psychotherapy

·       Liaison Psychiatry

Psychiatrist specialist roles require well developed clinical skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to achieve clinical goals by successful teamwork. The education, training, mentoring and supervision of junior psychiatrists is a common component of senior roles. Your CV should demonstrate achievements in these areas.

Registrar and House Officer Psychiatrist Roles

These jobs are suitable for junior doctors who want training positions in psychiatry accredited for specialist qualification or for general experience as part of training in general practice or other discipline. Most jobs have a fixed term 6-12 month contract or rolling contract, annually renewed. They are generally accredited by the appropriate Royal College or other postgraduate training authority.

Australia and New Zealand offer excellent prospects for postgraduate training in general adult psychiatry and subspecialities within a 5 year timescale leading to a prestigious, internationally recognised qualification which opens doors of opportunities for senior psychiatrist positions across the world.

Register your CV with Odyssey for further information.


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