Requirements for Remote Physicians in Idaho
Practicing virtual care is an ideal way to supplement your income and work on a flexible schedule. You’ll find a number of full-time and part-time remote opportunities available for Idaho MDs and DOs.
Once you’re licensed to practice and receive your board certification, you can choose which type of virtual care position suits you best whether you live in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, or elsewhere in Idaho.
Before applying to remote care jobs, this is what you should know:
Work-from-home physicians: Virtual care physicians must adhere to the same standard of care as their colleagues who work at in-person healthcare facilities. The major difference is that instead of seeing patients face-to-face, telehealth physicians use technology to complete synchronous (video) and asynchronous (chat) consultations. It’s important to remember that remote doctors can only treat patients located in the state where they are licensed.
Additional training: You will not need to take any state-mandated training specific to virtual care. However, many telehealth companies offer training that aims to educate clinicians on the latest technology and platforms used in virtual care, including best practices for good webside manner.
Necessary documentation: Be sure to update your resume and have appropriate documentation ready that proves your education and credentials before applying to remote physician jobs.
To begin your search for virtual care positions, try sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn. Telemedicine companies often post open roles on these job posting sites so they’re a great place to start looking for remote opportunities. Wheel matches clinicians with virtual care positions and has a number of opportunities available for MDs and DOs in Idaho. Check out our article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.