Requirements for Remote Physicians in Nevada
Working as a remote physician can be an ideal way to supplement your income while keeping a flexible schedule. A number of full-time and part-time telehealth positions are available in Nevada for MDs and DOs.
Once you have your license and are board certified, you can choose which type of virtual care position suits your needs and lifestyle in Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, or anywhere else in the state.
Before applying to telehealth jobs, here’s what you should know:
Work-from-home physicians: Remote physicians must maintain the same standard of care as they would if they were seeing patients in person in an office setting. The key difference is that in telemedicine, you’ll use technology to complete synchronous (video) and asynchronous (chat) consultations. Note that when practicing virtual care, you can only treat patients who are physically located in the state where you have a medical license.
Additional training: The standard of patient care in telemedicine is the same as with in-person care, and you won’t need to complete any state-mandated training specific to remote care. Telehealth companies often offer training for clinicians, so you can learn how to use relevant technology and platforms, including best practices for good webside manner.
Necessary documentation: When you’re ready to apply for virtual care positions, be sure your resume is updated and you have appropriate paperwork documenting your education and credentials.
Telemedicine companies often post open roles on sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn. These job posting sites are a great place to start looking for remote care opportunities. Wheel matches doctors with virtual care positions and has a number of jobs available for MDs and DOs in Nevada. Check out this article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.