Locum Tenens Opportunities for Psychiatrists

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Locum Tenens Psychiatrist

Are you a psychiatrist looking for your next opportunity? Look no further!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment growth of 15.8 percent for psychiatrists between 2018 and 2028. Because of improved access to health insurance due to healthcare reform, more patients are seeking the help of psychiatrists as of recent. This surge in demand, combined with limited supply, has caused psychiatrists to quickly become some of the most requested medical professionals at Barton Associates. As a result, we are adding locum tenens psychiatry jobs to our Barton site daily.

More psychiatrists are discovering the freedom and flexibility that comes with a locum tenens career. Whether you are looking to pay off student debt or explore telepsychiatry opportunities, locum tenens psychiatrists are able to work when they want, and where they want. By working with Barton Associates, locum tenens psychiatrists receive the industry’s best licensing, credentialing, and travel support. Our goal is to make your assignments as simple and efficient as possible.

So what are you waiting for? Learn more about locum tenens psychiatry opportunities with Barton today! 

To get started, talk with one of our experienced recruiters by filling out our form or browse our extensive locum tenens job board.

Are you in need of locum tenens coverage for your facility? Learn more about staffing with locums.

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Locum Tenens Healthcare Success Stories

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Dr. Kathryn G. - "I love the personal touch this company puts on working with physicians. My recruiter is always looking for new opportunities for me and has a real sense of what I am looking for and how certain positions would fit into my schedule and my other work. I consider her a friend now that we have worked together for almost 2 years."

Dr. Richard M. - "Barton is THE BEST! Everyone I have talked to has been very professional and wonderful to work with. I want to especially give a great shout out to Jackson Hogan and Nick Viveiros. Each man has been so exceptional in every way. They keep a close line of communication, advising me of everything that is going on and needs to yet be done in the very complex process of getting my husband, Dr Richard Martin, licensed to work in South Dakota, and Jackson was been superb in looking for work for him to do. We aren't finished yet, but we do plan on a long and successful association with Barton for years to come."

Susan S., Healthcare Professional - "Prompt pay. Great customer service!"

Pros of Being a Locum Tenens Psychiatrist

Read About What Makes Being a Locum Tenens Psychiatrist a Great Career Path

Do you know what it means to be a locum tenens psychiatrist? Whether it be from your studies, chatter from colleagues, or independent research of your own, at some point you've probably heard about locum tenens. It's good that you are aware of it, but did you realize what a great opportunity it truly is? As a locum tenens provider, you will experience being a psychiatrist from a whole new perspective. Here are some of the pros of going locum:

- Pick your own schedule

- Experience new practice settings

- Have the potential to earn more than your permanent counterpart

- Travel anywhere in the country

On top of all the wonderful reasons to become a locum tenens provider, you will also be performing meaningful work. The purpose of locum tenens providers is to help staff underserved areas and facilities that are in immediate need of coverage. In most cases, patients would be going unseen without the help of locum tenens providers.

Barton's 3-Step Process

How It Works

Barton coordinates your job search from start to finish!



We’ll schedule a phone consultation with a Barton Associates team member to discuss your interests, goals, and work history in order to get a sense of what you’re looking for in your next job.

Your Barton team will then go to work, compiling a list of open jobs in our extensive network that match your interests and skill set.



Once you’ve had a chance to evaluate your list of opportunities, your Barton rep will submit your information to facility you want to take an assignment at.

If there’s a match, we’ll work with the client manager on next steps.



Don’t worry! Barton Associates will handle licensing, credentialing, and travel arrangements before you arrive.

Your Barton rep will also work with your new facility to ensure you’re set up and ready to go on day one.


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