Requirements for Remote Physicians in Nebraska
Practicing as a remote physician is an ideal way to supplement your income while you work from home and keep a flexible schedule. You’ll find many full-time and part-time virtual work opportunities available in Nebraska for MDs and DOs.
Once you become a licensed, board-certified physician, you can decide which type of telemedicine position suits you best whether you live in Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, or anywhere else in Nebraska.
Here’s what to know before applying to telemedicine jobs:
Work-from-home physicians: As a telehealth doctor, you must adhere to the same standard of care as you would if you saw patients in person. One of the biggest differences is in how remote physicians conduct visits with patients. When practicing virtual care, you’ll likely utilize technology to complete synchronous (video) and asynchronous (chat) consults. Note that telehealth doctors can only serve patients physically located in the state where they are licensed.
Additional training: The standard of patient care is the same whether you practice telemedicine or in-person care, and there is no state-mandated training specific to remote care. However, telehealth companies typically provide training for clinicians to become familiar with relevant technology and platforms. This often also includes best practices for good webside manner.
Necessary documentation: When applying for telemedicine roles, make sure to update your resume and have appropriate documentation handy that confirms your education and credentials.
Virtual care companies often post roles they’re hiring for on sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn. These job posting sites are an excellent place to start looking for remote physician opportunities. Wheel matches doctors with telehealth roles and has a variety of opportunities available for MDs and DOs in Nebraska. Check out this article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.