• Locum Tenens Psychiatrist

    Locum Tenens Psychiatrist

    Testing out a new practice environment or picking up extra hours is easy when you enlist the help of Mint Physician Staffing. Our recruiting agency has streamlined healthcare job placement.

    The opportunities are limitless in the field of locum tenens psychiatry. There has been an increase in the popularity of psychiatry locum tenens because it offers psychiatrists and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners a place to practice, but in a different setting and an entirely new location.

    What Does a Locum Psychiatrist Do?

    Locum psychiatrists are the same as your typical psychiatrist, except they travel more frequently and/or they might have a different full-time job and they are looking to pick up extra hours here and there. Psychiatry locum tenens means a psychiatrist is filling up an opening. These positions are typically temporary; however, we do occasionally offer full-time locum psychiatry jobs.

    Locum tenens psychiatrists tend to travel frequently, so it might be easy and enjoyable to adapt to the lifestyle if you enjoy traveling. You can test out different cities and even states when you choose locum tenens psychiatry. When housing and transportation are included, why wouldn’t you try working in a new place?

    What Is the Demand for Psychiatry Locum Tenens?

    The demand for psychiatry locum tenens is currently high. There has always been a demand for psychiatric services, but we have seen a drastic increase in the past few years. When you combine the lower number of psychiatrists coming out of residency programs with the high demand for mental health services, it leaves an increased demand for locum psychiatry jobs. Over 50 million people in the United States suffer from mental health issues, but only a small percentage are receiving treatment.


    Mint Physician Staffing is seeing a current demand for psychiatrists more than ever before. We are placing physicians in the following areas:

    • Addiction Psychiatry
    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (formerly Psychosomatic Medicine)
    • Emergency Psychiatry
    • Forensic Psychiatry
    • Geriatric Psychiatry
    • General Psychiatry


    What Is It Like To Be a Locum Tenens Psychiatrist?

    Locum psychiatry jobs can be part-time or full-time. Some assignments are a few weeks long to half a year and even longer. Generally, though, the average job is roughly three months long.

    Some locum tenens psychiatry jobs will cover your vacation, maternity leave, time off to prevent physician burnout, and some providers may offer a permanent position at the end of your contract.

    Flexibility is one of the biggest benefits for locum tenens psychiatry. Pick up extra hours here or there or explore a different setting. Work as little or as much as you want.

    Get Started Today

    The recruitment experts at our physician staffing agency are here to help you navigate the psychiatry locum tenens opportunities. Let our dedicated team place you in a locum psychiatry job today. Our recruiters are here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today to get started on your next adventure.



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