Requirements for Remote Physicians in Montana
Practicing telemedicine is an excellent way to supplement your income while working from home. It also provides you with the opportunity to maintain a flexible schedule. There are a number of full-time and part-time telehealth positions available for Montana MDs and DOs.
Once you have your license and are board-certified, you can determine which type of telehealth role suits you best whether you live in Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, or elsewhere in the state.
Before you begin to apply to virtual care jobs, here’s what you should know:
Work-from-home physicians: Remote doctors are expected to adhere to the same standard of care as if they were treating patients in-person. The key difference is that instead of seeing patients face to face, telehealth physicians use technology to complete synchronous (video or phone) and asynchronous (chat) consultations. It’s important to remember that when you practice virtual care, you can only treat patients who are physically located in the state where you have a license.
Additional training: The standard of patient care in telemedicine is the same as with in-person care, and there is no required training needed to practice telehealth. However, virtual care companies usually provide onboarding to teach clinicians how to use relevant technology and platforms, which may include best practices for good webside manner.
Necessary documentation: When you’re ready to apply for remote physician jobs, make sure your resume is updated and you have the appropriate paperwork documenting your education and credentials.
Virtual care companies typically post open roles on job posting sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn, so this is the best place to start looking for remote physician opportunities. Wheel matches doctors with telemedicine roles and has a number of positions available for MDs and DOs in Montana. Check out this article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.