Requirements for Remote Physicians in Arkansas
If you’re interested in working from home, becoming a remote physician in Arkansas is a great way to get the flexibility you want. You can also choose to work part time for a telemedicine company to supplement your income.
You’ll find plenty of full-time and part-time virtual care jobs available in Arkansas for MDs and DOs once you achieve licensure and board certification. You can then choose which type of telehealth position suits you best if you live in Little Rock, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, or anywhere else in the state.
Before applying to virtual care jobs, you should be aware of the following:
Work-from-home physicians: Remote physicians are expected to maintain the same quality of care as their colleagues who work in an in-person facility. A major difference is how telehealth physicians meet with their patients. With virtual care, you’ll likely use technology to see your patients via synchronous (video or phone) and asynchronous (chat) consults. You’re only legally able to treat patients who are physically located in the state where you have a license to practice.
Additional training: The standard of patient care in telemedicine is the same as for face-to-face care. However, there’s no required training specific to virtual care. Still, you may want to consider onboarding offered by telemedicine companies that educate physicians on how to use the latest technology and platforms. These onboardings may also offer tips for good webside manner.
Necessary documentation: When applying for virtual care jobs, be sure to update your resume and have appropriate documentation that demonstrates your education and credentials.
You can find open telehealth positions on Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn, so these job posting sites are great places to start your search for virtual care opportunities. Wheel matches clinicians with telemedicine positions and has an array of open opportunities for MDs and DOs in Arkansas. Check out this article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.