Requirements for Remote Physicians in North Carolina
Working from home as a doctor is an excellent way to supplement your income while keeping a flexible schedule. North Carolina MDs and DOs will find a variety of full-time and part-time virtual work opportunities available in the state.
Once you have your medical license and are board-certified physician, you can determine the type of telehealth position that meets your needs whether you live in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, or elsewhere in North Carolina.
Before applying to remote clinical roles, here’s what you should know:
Work-from-home physicians: As a telemedicine physician, you must maintain the same standard of care as you would if you were practicing in an in-person facility. The major difference is in how remote physicians conduct visits with patients. With virtual care, you’ll likely use technology to complete synchronous (video) and asynchronous (chat) patient consultations. Note that as a telehealth doctor, you can only see patients physically located in the state where you have a physician license.
Additional training: The standard of patient care is the same whether you practice telemedicine or in-person care. There is no required training mandated by the state of North Carolina in order to practice virtual care, but telehealth companies often provide training for clinicians to become familiar with the latest and most relevant technology and platforms. This training typically includes best practices for good webside manner.
Necessary documentation: When it’s time to apply for remote care jobs, make sure to update your resume and prepare your paperwork that shows your education and credentials.
Virtual care companies often post open roles on job search sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn, so these sites are a great place to start looking for telehealth opportunities. Wheel matches doctors with virtual care jobs and has an array of roles available for MDs and DOs in North Carolina. Check out this article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.