Requirements for Remote Physicians in New Mexico
Practicing virtual care is an ideal way to supplement your income while working from home on a flexible schedule. Once you become licensed and are board certified, you can determine which type of virtual care role suits you best.
Whether you live in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, or anywhere else in the state, there are a number of full-time and part-time remote physician opportunities available in New Mexico for MDs and DOs
Here’s what to should know before applying to telehealth jobs:
Work-from-home physicians: As a remote doctor, you must maintain the same standard of care as if you were working in an in-person healthcare facility. The key difference is that instead of meeting with patients in an office, virtual care physicians use technology to complete synchronous (video or phone) and asynchronous (chat) patient consultations. When practicing telehealth, keep in mind that you can only treat patients physically located in the state where you have a medical license.
Additional training: The standard of patient care is the same in both telemedicine and in-person care, but there is no state-mandated training to complete in order to practice virtual care. To help you become familiar with relevant technology and platforms, many telehealth companies provide onboarding on these topics. This often includes best practices for good webside manner.
Necessary documentation: When applying for virtual care roles, make sure your resume is up to date. Also, be sure to provide the appropriate paperwork showing your education and credentials.
Telemedicine companies often post roles they’re hiring for on job posting sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn. These sites are an excellent place to start your search for virtual care positions. Wheel matches doctors with remote opportunities and has an array of roles available for MDs and DOs in New Mexico. Check out this article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.