Locum Tenens Psychiatry Professional Profile

Locum tenens psychiatrists enjoy tremendous flexibility and freedom. As a locum tenens psychiatrist, you can choose when and where you want to work. You can use the opportunity of working as a locum psychiatrist to:

  • Travel to new destinations
  • Discover your ideal work environment
  • Earn additional income
  • Gain specialized experience
  • Return to psychiatry part-time after retirement
  • Serve patients in underserved communities
  • Expand your professional network

Locum tenens psychiatry salary varies based on geographic location, qualifications and experience. Psychiatrists are among the highest paid healthcare professionals. For 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated the mean annual wage in psychiatry as $220,380 and the mean hourly wage as $105.95.

With increasing incidence of opioid addiction, depression and suicide, more people are turning to psychiatrists for help. There is a shortage in the United States of psychiatrists and other mental health providers, especially in rural and urban areas and at community healthcare centers. The need is also great for psychiatrists who treat children and adolescents.

Locum tenens psychiatrists work in many industries such as home health, telehealth, forensics, research, military and government. There are even locum assignments for doctors with psychiatric specializations including geriatric, forensic, pain medicine, sleep medicine, psychosomatic medicine, addiction or child and adolescent psychiatry.

As a locum psychiatrist, you can work in a range of facilities, which include:

  • Private Practice
  • Clinics
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Emergency Rooms
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • University Health Centers
  • Residential Facilities
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Substance Abuse Hospitals
  • Courts and Prisons
  • Community Agencies
  • Nursing Homes and Hospice

To find the best locum tenens company, look for one that features diverse positions in a variety of locations. The company should offer competitive compensation, paid travel, housing and medical liability insurance. Its recruiters must be enthusiastic, informed, connected and eager to match you with your ideal locum tenens assignment. Partner with a company that has rave reviews, multiple healthcare staffing awards and an established and respected presence within the industry.

At Cross Country Locums, we are proud to offer:

  • A++ rated comprehensive professional liability insurance
  • Fast, convenient, electronic direct deposit
  • Access to many nationwide locum positions through our extensive network
  • A wide range of assignments of varying length
  • Staffing awards that include the Diamond Award, Clearly Rated Best of Staffing
  • NCQA-certified CVO to assist with onboarding and risk management
  • Great testimonials and excellent reviews
  • Experience in staffing since 1987
  • A stellar reputation

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