With clients waiting for medication services, are agencies being flexible enough to attract and retain top psychiatrists?
Telepsychiatry is one of the most sought-after perks for practitioners. With it, agencies can deliver medication services regardless of location and with greater adaptability to their scheduling needs. The myth is that clients don’t like it, the truth is that it opens the door to many more practitioners better-matched to your client population and increases access to psychiatric care. Similarly, many agencies would prefer to work with bilingual psychiatrists. I get it, but while waiting for the perfect match, look into implementing translation services. It is often more cost effective and it opens the door to really terrific and skilled practitioners.
Yes, there is a shortage of available psychiatrists but are you sure that’s why you’re having a hard time filling your psychiatric positions?