Requirements for Remote Physicians in Colorado
Becoming a telemedicine physician in Colorado allows you to work from home and maintain a flexible schedule. If you want to also practice in an office, seeing patients virtually on your off hours can be a great way to supplement your income. An array of full-time and part-time remote work opportunities are available in Colorado for MDs and DOs.
Once you are licensed and become a board-certified physician, you can determine which type of telehealth position suits your needs whether you live in Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, or elsewhere in the state.
Before applying to virtual care jobs, you should be aware of the following:
Work-from-home physicians: Remote physicians are held to the same standards and quality of care as their peers who practice in an in-person facility. One of the main differences is the method in which virtual care physicians meet with their patients. When practicing telemedicine, physicians use technology to conduct consultations virtually via synchronous (video) and asynchronous (chat) visits. Note that by law, you’re only allowed to treat patients who are physically located in the state where you are licensed.
Additional training: The standard of patient care in telemedicine is the same as for in-person care, and you don’t need to complete any state-mandated training to treat patients remotely. However, you may want to take advantage of training sessions offered by telemedicine companies that teach clinicians how to use relevant technology and platforms. These also typically include best practices for good webside manner.
Necessary documentation: When applying for virtual care opportunities, be sure to update your resume and provide appropriate documentation verifying your education and credentials.
If you’re seeking a role as a remote physician, check job posting sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn. Telemedicine companies that are hiring often post to these sites, so they’re a great place to start your search for virtual care opportunities. Wheel matches clinicians with telehealth roles and has a variety of opportunities for M.D.s and D.O.s in Colorado. Check out this article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.