Requirements for Remote Physicians in Iowa
Practicing as a remote physician offers a great opportunity to supplement your income while working from home on a flexible schedule. There are a number of full-time and part-time telehealth positions available for Iowa MDs and DOs.
Once you obtain licensure and board-certification, you can choose which type of virtual care position suits you best whether you’re living in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, or anywhere else in the state.
Here’s what you should know before applying to telehealth jobs in Iowa:
Work-from-home physicians: Remote physicians are expected to maintain the same standard of care as they would if they were treating patients in person. The key difference is that virtual care physicians use technology to conduct synchronous (video or phone) and asynchronous (chat) patient visits. Note that legally, telehealth physicians can only treat patients who are physically located in the state where they have a medical license.
Additional training: The standard of care in telemedicine is the same as for in-person care, and you will not need to complete any state-mandated training to practice virtual care. However, many telehealth companies provide onboarding for clinicians to learn 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, make sure to update your resume and provide appropriate paperwork showing your education and credentials.
Telemedicine companies typically post roles they’re hiring for on sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn. These job posting sites are a great place to start your search for virtual care opportunities. Wheel matches physicians with telehealth roles and has a number of positions available for MDs and DOs in Iowa. Check out this article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.