Telemedicine Physician Jobs in Rhode Island

Find work opportunities and resources for telemedicine physician jobs in Rhode Island.

Remote Physician Opportunity

Company Details:

Well-known virtual care provider increasing access to high-quality healthcare. This company provides primary care services such as UTI, birth control, sinusitis, erectile dysfunction, and similar treatment areas.

Patient Type & Treatment Areas:

  • UTI, birth control, sinusitis, erectile dysfunction, and other similar treatment areas

License Types: M.D./D.O.

Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

*You are not required to be available during all operating hours.

Compensation: $6 — $15 per consult

Remote Physician Opportunity

Company details:

A growing company combining technology with modern clinics through their virtual and in-person care offerings, providing urgent and primary care treatments.

Patient Type & Treatment Areas:

  • Urgent & Primary Care / COVID-19 — Treatment will be provided to individuals and families (pediatrics to adults).

License Types: M.D./D.O.

Hours of Operation: Monday — Sunday, 9am-7pm state local time

*You are not required to be available during all operating hours.

Compensation: $25 per consult

Remote Physician Opportunity

Company details:

Telehealth company offering a patient-centric virtual care platform through which patients can seamlessly connect with primary and acute healthcare providers.

Patient Type & Treatment Areas:

  • Urgent care treatment areas include dental care, acute otitis media, UTI/STD, headache, and wound care.

License Types: M.D./D.O.

Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

*You are not required to be available during all operating hours.

Compensation: $24 per consult

Like the rest of the nation, Rhode Island’s clinician shortage is growing, making it challenging for some residents to get the care they need in a timely manner.

To help meet local health care needs, telemedicine companies have a number of virtual care jobs open in the Ocean State for licensed, board-certified doctors.

How To Become a Remote Physician in Rhode Island

Telehealth physicians must obtain the same qualifications and will need to adhere to the same standards of care as those who treat patients in an in-person facility.

To become eligible to practice virtual care in R.I., you must follow the traditional medical education and training path, and achieve board certification. Below are the steps you must take to become a remote clinician in Little Rhody:

  • Education: The first step on the path toward medical licensure is to earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. After that, aspiring telemedicine physicians must attend medical school to earn a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.

  • Exams: When your medical degree program is nearing its end, you’ll need to complete the first portion of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

  • Residency: After graduating medical school, you must select a specialty and apply for residency programs in that field. For a career in telemedicine in Rhode Island, you may want to consider internal medicine, emergency medicine, or family medicine. These specialties are highly sought after by virtual care companies as they treat a range of health concerns and multiple patient demographics.

  • Become licensed to practice medicine in Rhode Island: To legally practice medicine in Rhode Island, you must pass the final portion of the USMLE. To practice as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, you’ll need to complete the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA). Finally, you’ll submit an application for medical licensure to the Rhode Island Department of Health along with an application fee of $1,090.

  • Board certification: To become a board-certified MD or DO (a requirement for many telehealth physician positions), you must pass the ABMS exam.

Requirements for Remote Physicians in Rhode Island

If you’re interested in working from home and maintaining a flexible schedule, a career in telemedicine may be right for you. Practicing virtual care can also be an ideal way to supplement your income. You’ll find an array of full-time and part-time remote work opportunities available for Rhode Island MDs and DOs, whether you live in Providence, Cranston, Warwick, or elsewhere in the state.

Once you have your medical license and are board certified, you can choose which type of telehealth role suits you best. Here’s what you should know before you apply to remote physician jobs:

  • Work-from-home physicians: Telehealth clinicians must maintain the same standard of care as those who work in an office setting. The key difference is that instead of seeing patients in person, you will use technology to complete synchronous (video) and asynchronous (chat) patient consultations. It’s important to remember that you can only meet with patients virtually who are physically located in the state where you have a medical license.

  • Additional training: The standard of care in telemedicine is identical to the standard for in-office care, and there’s no state-mandated training to practice virtual care. However, telehealth companies typically offer training to teach doctors how to use relevant technology. This may also include sessions on best practices for good webside manner.

  • Necessary documentation: When applying for virtual care roles, make sure to update your resume and submit appropriate paperwork documenting your education and credentials.

Telemedicine companies often post open roles on job search sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn. These sites are an excellent place to start looking for remote care positions. Wheel matches doctors with virtual care opportunities and has a number of roles available for MDs and DOs in Rhode Island. Check out this article for tips on how to evaluate telehealth job opportunities in primary care.

How Wheel Works

Wheel is the simplest and most flexible way to access multiple telehealth companies with one platform. We empower physicians like you to build your practice around your schedule and your life. Here, working in virtual care is easy.

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Simple credentialing & onboarding

Once you’ve completed the application process, we’ll partner to complete one-time telemedicine credentialing, a webside manner review, and clinical protocol overview for the telehealth opportunities that interest you.

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Start matching

Based on your interests and experience, we'll start matching you with remote care opportunities with a variety of partners — providing everything from lab requisitions and reviews, remote patient monitoring, and virtual diagnosis and treatment.

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Get to work!

Start providing care on your terms — work anywhere, anytime, on your schedule. With the best telehealth opportunities available nationwide, you’re in the driver’s seat.

Why Wheel?

Work remotely on your schedule

Design your clinical practice around your life without over-committing to shifts that don’t meet your needs. You design the schedule that works for you.

A variety of care opportunities

With Wheel, we make it simple for you to work with as many virtual care companies as you want, giving you the diversity of conditions and treatment areas you would experience in a clinic setting.

Virtual care made simple

Avoid the hassle of juggling telehealth companies yourself. With Wheel, you have one schedule, one contract, and one credentialing process. You provide care, we do the rest.

Join the team today!

We understand that physician burnout is real — that’s why our mission is to change the way healthcare works by focusing on clinicians. Join our team of virtual care physicians and find a better way to work.