Requirements for Remote Physicians in Alabama
Working from home as a physician is an ideal way to supplement your income while keeping to a flexible schedule. There’s an array of full-time and part-time virtual work opportunities available in the Yellowhammer State for MDs and DOs.
After you obtain licensure and become a board-certified physician, you can determine which type of telemedicine position best fits your lifestyle whether you live in Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, or anywhere else in the state.
Before applying to remote physician positions, here’s what you should know:
Work-from-home physicians: Virtual care physicians must adhere to the same standard of care as they would in an in-person healthcare facility. One of the major differences is in how remote physicians conduct visits with patients. In telemedicine, you will likely use technology to complete synchronous (video or phone) and asynchronous (chat) patient consults. It’s important to note that you can only treat patients physically located in the state where you are licensed.
Additional training: There is no state-mandated training specific to telehealth. The standard of patient care in virtual settings is the same as in-person care. However, you will need to be up to date on relevant technology and platforms. Telemedicine companies typically provide onboarding for clinicians to learn how to use the latest technology, which may include best practices for good webside manner.
Necessary documentation: Before applying for remote positions, remember to update your resume and keep appropriate documentation readily available that demonstrates your education and credentials.
If you’re seeking a job as a virtual physician, telehealth companies often post open positions on job posting sites like ZipRecruiter, Indeed, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor. This is a great place to start your search. Wheel matches clinicians with telehealth opportunities and has a number of positions available for MDs and DOs in Alabama. Check out this article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.