Locum Tenens Options for New Psychiatrists

Locum Tenens Options for New Psychiatrists

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Locum Tenens Options for New Psychiatrists The average psychiatrist invests a tremendous amount of time and money in education and training. From pre-med all the way through residency, it takes a lot to be a psychiatrist. So once a doctor is ready to transition to outpatient practice, an awful lot has gone into getting to that point. An awful lot of money, for sure.

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Locum Tenens Options for New Psychiatrists The average psychiatrist invests a tremendous amount of time and money in education and training. From pre-med all the way through residency, it takes a lot to be a psychiatrist. So once a doctor is ready to transition to outpatient practice, an awful lot has gone into getting to that point. An awful lot of money, for sure. It behooves the psychiatrist to do what he or she can to pay off school loans as quickly as possible. Taking locum tenens work is an excellent tool for doing so. Indeed, taking additional work as a locum is best done when the doctor is young and has the stamina and capacity to keep up with the extra workload. Although the medical field does not focus a lot of attention onlocum tenens openings for psychiatrists, the opportunities are out there. Below are just a few examples of the kinds of extra work a psychiatrist can take to pay off loans faster.
Take on Psychotherapy Patients An excellent article published by thePsychiatric Timesin 2013 highlights, among other things, that psychiatrists receive full psychotherapy training while in school yet few actually practice psychotherapy upon entering the workforce. Not only is that a shame, but it is also completely unnecessary. Taking on psychotherapy patients by working some locum assignments is an excellent way to take advantage of training to earn extra money to pay school loans. As thePsychiatric Timesout, taking psychotherapy work can be a breath of fresh air. Psychotherapy is a points completely different environment that requires an entirely different way of looking at things. The average psychiatrist would do well to take on some psychotherapy patients at least once or twice in a career. Insurance Companies and Pharmaceuticals It takes a special kind of psychiatric professional to work full-time for insurance companies and pharmaceutical concerns. However, there are plenty of locum opportunities working on short-term investigative projects for new medicines and therapies.
One or two short-term assignments in this arena would provide extra money as well as experience a psychiatrist will never get outside the walls of his or her primary practice. Offer Independent Examinations The previously mentionedPsychiatric Times article also suggested new psychiatrists consider taking work offering independent examinations. This kind of work is usually handled independent of a staffing agency, though some agencies do offer contracts for independent examination contracts. As a psychiatrist offering independent examinations, the doctor would be providing services to courts, state hospitals, and other institutions that require unbiased expert opinions on a variety of matters. It is not glamorous work by any stretch, but it does pay well. Every opportunity to get those loans paid down is a good opportunity. Private Practice Fill-In There can be some reservation among new psychiatrists to take locum work at a hospital or dedicated psychiatric institution. For whatever reason, those kinds of jobs seem intimidating to new doctors. No worries. Opportunities exist to fill in for independent psychiatrists who need to take some time away. This kind of locum work is beneficial in that it tends to be more short-term and more flexible. The locum also does not have the stresses of having to keep a large institution happy. Locum tenens work for psychiatrists is out there for the taking. Any new doctor who wants to get those educational loans paid off as quickly as possible can, and should, take advantage of all the work available. At this point, it does not look as though the volume of available work is going to slow down at any point in the near future. Sources: 1.Vista Staffing -http://www.vistastaff.com/job-board/PSY2.Psychiatric Times -http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/career/extracurricular-activities-early-career-psychiatrists