Telemedicine Physician Jobs in Arizona
Find work opportunities and resources for telemedicine physician jobs in Arizona.
Arizona urgently needs doctors to provide basic and routine care for its residents. As the U.S. healthcare worker shortage worsens, the gap in care is expected to grow, with Arizona’s population steadily expanding and an increasing number of clinicians reaching retirement age.
This means there’s a high demand for licensed, board-certified physicians in the Copper State. And if you’re interested in working from home, you have a number of virtual care opportunities available to you.
How To Become a Remote Physician in Arizona
Physicians must adhere to the same standards—and need to obtain the same qualifications—whether they work in an in-person facility or practice virtual care.
In order to be eligible for remote physician jobs in Arizona, it’s necessary to follow the traditional medical school and training path and become either a board-eligible or board-certified doctor.
To get started on the road to become a telemedicine physician in Arizona, follow these steps:
Education: After obtaining a bachelor’s degree, would-be telehealth clinicians in Arizona must earn a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from an accredited institution.
Exams: When you’re almost finished with medical school, you’ll need to pass the first portion of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
Residency: After you graduate, you’ll decide on a specialization of your choice and apply for residency programs. Internal medicine, emergency medicine, and family medicine are some of the most highly sought-after specialties by telemedicine companies, since they typically encompass a broad range of health conditions and patient demographics.
Become licensed to practice medicine in Arizona: You’ll need to pass the final portion of the USMLE exam to legally practice medicine in Arizona. Individuals training to become a Doctor of Osteopathic medicine must take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA). One of the final steps is to submit an application for physician licensure to the Arizona State medical board. Arizona charges a $500 medical licensure application fee.
Board certification: To become board certified, which is required by some telemedicine positions, you must pass the ABMS exam.
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.
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