Requirements for Remote Physicians in Texas
Practicing telemedicine is an excellent way to supplement your income as a physician. It also allows you to work from home and maintain a flexible schedule. Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time remote work, you’ll find many opportunities open in Texas for D.O.s and M.D.s.
As a licensed, board-certified clinician, you can decide which type of telehealth position suits you best whether you live in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, or anywhere else in Texas. Here’s what you should be aware of before applying to telemedicine roles in this state:
Work-from-home physicians: When you work as a virtual care physician, you must adhere to the same standards as if you were treating patients in person. The key difference is that in telemedicine, you’ll use technology to complete synchronous (video or phone) and asynchronous (chat) consultations. Remember that you can only treat patients remotely who are physically located in the state where you have a physician license.
Additional onboarding: The standard of patient care in telehealth is the same as in-person care, and there is no onboarding mandated by the state that is specific to virtual care. However, telehealth companies often provide onboarding for doctors to learn how to use relevant technology and platforms, in addition to best practices for good webside manner.
Necessary documentation: When applying for telemedicine positions, 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 Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn, so these job posting sites are a great place to start your search for telemedicine positions. Wheel matches doctors with virtual care opportunities and has a number of roles available for MDs and DOs in Texas. Check out this article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.