Staffing a Locum Tenens Psychiatrist

How to Staff a Locum Tenens Psychiatrist

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How to Staff a Locum Tenens Psychiatrist

Our Psychiatry Staffing Experts Can Help

Every month, Barton Associates connects hundreds of top practices and facilities with qualified psychiatrists across the nation. Our vast network of locum tenens psychiatrists allows us to efficiently match your needs with a qualified locum tenens professional. Read on to learn more about how Barton can help staff your mental health practice, clinic, or hospital.

Whenever you find yourself saying “I need to a temporary psychiatrist,” Barton will have your back!

Vast Database of Qualified Psychiatrists

At Barton, our team of recruitment specialists works tirelessly to ensure that your healthcare organization has access to the talent it needs to grow and flourish. Working with Barton means you’ll have access to a database filled with thousands of psychiatrists, in the following specialties:

  • Child and adolescent psychiatry 
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Addiction medicine 
  • And more!

Locum Tenens Psychiatrist Numbers

The impact psychiatrists make in the locum tenens market


Of the providers in our database are psychiatrists.


The demand for psychiatrists is projected to grow 16% from 2018 to 2028.


Out of all the providers in our database, most of them have at least 15 years of experience.

Save Time and Money

by Bringing on a Locum Tenens Provider

Staffing with a locum tenens provider could save your facility $300,000 in expenses depending on your facility's location! When you hire a permanent psychiatrist, you are forced to pay additional expenses on top of their salary. Some of these expenses include, but are not limited to:

    • Benefits
    • Signing bonuses
    • Health insurance
    • Relocation fees

    Not to mention the hiring process for a full-time provider takes longer than that of a locum. This means while you are candidate searching, you are costing your facility money via gaps in patient care, interrupted work flow, low employee morale, and cost of lost referrals. When you bring on a locum tenens provider, all you need to worry about is the salary.

    Skills that Make Up a Good Psychiatrist

    How to identify a quality healthcare provider

    It's incredibly important to have a quality psychiatrist seeing patients at your facility. According to Indeed, these are the most important skills and qualifications when searching for a psychiatrist to add to your team:

    • Hold a current Medical License
    • Have completed a clinical practicum
    • Specific experience with your target population
    • Compassion and empathy
    • Uphold patient confidentiality
    • Maintains clinical professionalism

    How It Works

    How Barton will find you top-quality providers

    A 1:1 Approach

    Barton dedicates one account manager to each of our client accounts, positioning us to build the strongest possible relationship with your management team. Your Barton Associates account manager will take care of finding candidates, reviewing CVs, conducting initial interviews, and checking references. Our vast database of locum tenens providers means that this process happens quickly.

    Working with Barton gives your organization:


    Our experienced recruiting team conducts thorough interviews and reference checks to ensure that we have the best network of locum tenens psychiatrists.


    Barton’s locum tenens providers can fill your facility’s needs for any position, and can be available within 24 hours for openings ranging from a few days to six months or longer.


    From securing the perfect candidate to credentialing and travel-related issues, our extensive operations team handles the entire locum tenens staffing process for you, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.

    All you have to do is review the options and choose the best fit for your practice -- We’ll handle malpractice insurance, licensing, credentialing, travel, and housing, helping to get your new psychiatrist to work as quickly as possible. It’s all facilitated by your personally assigned account manager, who will work with you every step of the way.

    Ready to get started? Fill out our form to speak with a representative. Are you a psychiatrist looking for work? View our current job openings.

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