Requirements for Remote Physicians in Arizona
Practicing telemedicine as a physician can supplement your income and allow you to maintain a flexible schedule. A number of full-time and part-time remote physician positions are available in Arizona for MDs and DOs.
Licensed, board-certified physicians can decide which type of virtual care position best fits into their lifestyle in Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, or elsewhere in the state.
Before you apply for telemedicine jobs in the Grand Canyon State, here’s what you should know:
Work-from-home physicians: Remote physicians are expected to maintain the same standard of care as their peers who work at in-person healthcare facilities in Arizona. The key difference is in the way virtual care physicians meet with their patients. As a remote physician, you’ll rely on technology to complete synchronous (video or phone) and asynchronous (chat) means to conduct patient visits. It’s important to remember that you can only legally treat patients who are physically located in the state where you have a license to practice.
Additional training: The standard of patient care in telemedicine is the same as face to face. It’s not necessary to undergo training specific to practice virtual care. However, many telehealth companies offer onboarding to teach clinicians how to use relevant technology and platforms, including best practices for good webside manner.
Necessary documentation: When you’re ready to apply for virtual care jobs, update your resume and have appropriate documentation readily available that confirms your education and credentials.
Telemedicine companies often post open virtual care opportunities on Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn. Head to these job posting sites to get started on your search. Wheel matches physicians with remote job opportunities and has an array of open positions available for Arizona MDs and DOs. Check out our article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.