How to Become a Remote Nurse Practitioner in Utah
With an ongoing nursing shortage in Utah, there is a high demand for nurse practitioners who can provide virtual care in Salt Lake City, Layton, Ogden, and other parts of the state.
If you want to become a remote nurse practitioner (also referred to as a telemedicine nurse practitioner) or work-at-home nurse practitioner, there are many full-time and part-time remote work opportunities available in Utah.
As you apply for these positions, keep the following information in mind:
Work-from-home nurse practitioner or remote nurse practitioner: Working as a remote nurse practitioner allows you to work and provide patient care from home. Employers may require some on-site work, so double-check the job details for any necessary hours logged at the healthcare provider’s facility.
Additional training: You must provide the same standard of patient care whether you’re remote or you work on-site. Employers may require you to complete training on how to use specific technology and platforms, as well as best practices for good webside manner. There may also be employment-specific training to help you understand the provider’s protocols and best practices.
Necessary documentation: Keep your resume and career documentation handy so they’re readily available for prospective or current employers.
Telehealth companies often post open positions on job posting sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn. These are all great places to start your job search for virtual care opportunities. Wheel matches clinicians with virtual care opportunities and has a variety of positions available for NPs in Utah.