Telemedicine Physician Jobs in Utah
Find work opportunities and resources for telemedicine physician jobs in Utah.
Utah needs more doctors, especially in remote and rural areas. To address the issue, the University of Utah is spending its historic $100 million donation on expanding the medical school and incentivizing new graduates to stay in the state.
In the meantime, as a way to help meet Utah's care needs and assure that residents have timely access, a number of telehealth companies are hiring physicians to practice virtual care in the Beehive State.
How To Become a Remote Physician in Utah
Doctors who work in telemedicine are held to the same standards and must obtain the same qualifications as clinicians who see patients in person in an office.
A number of telehealth physician jobs are currently open in Utah. To be eligible to apply, you need to earn a medical degree and follow the traditional medical training path. You’ll also need to be either board eligible or board certified. Here are the steps for becoming a virtual care clinician in Utah:
Education: The first step on the road to practicing telemedicine is to earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. You must then obtain a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.
Exams: Towards the end of medical school, you’ll take the first portion of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), which you’ll need to pass to become a licensed doctor.
Residency: When you graduate with a medical degree, you’ll apply for residency programs to become specialized in the field of your choice. For a career in telemedicine, consider internal medicine, emergency medicine, and family medicine. Telehealth companies often seek out candidates with these specialties because they serve a wide range of patients with different health conditions and from different demographics.
Become licensed to practice medicine in Utah: To legally practice medicine in Utah, you must also pass the final portion of the USMLE. For individuals on the path to practice as a DO, you’ll complete the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA). You will also need to submit an application for medical licensure to the Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. The application fee for medical licensure in Utah is $200.
Board certification: To become a board-certified physician, you’ll complete the ABMS exam. This is a requirement for some telemedicine positions.
Requirements for Remote Physicians in Utah
Practicing as a telehealth physician is a wonderful way to supplement your income while maintaining a flexible work-from-home schedule. There’s an array of full-time and part-time remote physician roles available in Utah for MDs and DOs.
Once you have your physician license and are board certified, you can determine the right telehealth role for you, whether you’re living in Salt Lake City, West Valley City, West Jordan, or anywhere else in the state.
Keep the following information in mind as you apply:
Work-from-home physicians: When you practice telemedicine, you must maintain the same standard of care as physicians who treat patients in an in-person facility. The major difference is you’ll leverage technology to complete synchronous (video) and asynchronous (chat or phone) consults. Remember that telehealth doctors can only treat patients who are physically located in the state where they are licensed.
Additional training: The standard of care in telemedicine is the same as in-person care, and there is no training required by the state to practice virtual care. However, many telehealth companies offer onboarding on how to use relevant technology and platforms. This onboarding usually includes best practices for webside manner.
Necessary documentation: When you’re ready to apply for telemedicine jobs, make sure your resume is updated and you have appropriate documentation confirming your education and credentials.
Virtual care companies typically post open roles on job search sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn, so these sites are a great place to start looking for telehealth opportunities. Wheel matches physicians with telemedicine positions and has a variety of roles available for MDs and DOs in Utah. Check out this article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.
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