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.