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COVID-19 Heroes: Remote Healthcare Jobs on the Rise

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It’s a tough time. Not only has the news in general been grim, but the daily economic updates aren’t helping us feel better either. With unemployment claims hitting new highs and economists forecasting unemployment rates not seen since the Great Recession of 2008, jobseekers may feel discouraged or dejected. In addition, some may even give up the search until things settle down.

What’s a jobseeker to do? Well, if that jobseeker is open to remote work, has a background in healthcare, or is interested in transitioning into a new career in the field, the time to dust off that resu and start the job search in earnest is right now.

Even with news of smaller or rural hospitals and medical offices laying off staff, remote healthcare jobs are more in demand than ever. In fact, healthcare-related job postings have risen 35% compared to a few months ago.

Healthcare is the one field that’s almost always hiring. No matter how bad the economy, people will still get sick, and they will need care. Thanks to the advent of communications technology, finding new employment in the healthcare field is no longer restricted by geography. Due to virtual work opportunities, workers can stay safe while obeying “shelter-in-place” directives while also finding a fulfilling career path.

With more than 20,000 telecommute-friendly jobs currently posted in the Virtual Vocations, job search database, remote healthcare jobs are only a click away.

COVID-19-Specific Nursing Jobs

While the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry faces a shortage of nursing professionals. Although most of our healthcare heroes are on the frontlines, telehealth and remote nursing jobs are an integral part of patient care. These virtual settings allow nurses to see patients without clogging up emergency services and urgent-care centers.

Nursing professionals looking to lend a (virtual) hand should consider the following remote healthcare jobs seeking COVID-19-specific help:

Current Available Jobs

Remote Bilingual Spanish Pandemic Resource Nurse in Minneapolis (Minnesota) via Aerotek, Inc.: Spanish-speaking professionals with an active RN license can earn between $32.00 and $38.00 per hour working in this 100% virtual, full-time job. In addition to job roles such as tracing activities and providing support to employees, nurses will also need fluency in Spanish and English.

Remote CDC Healthcare Liaison Registered Nurse (Anywhere) with Maximus Inc.: Nursing professionals with experience in CDC-related topics and internet search skills can work a 100% virtual, part-time night shift job with Maximus, Inc. This organization provides critical health and human services programs. If hired, the candidate will provide subject matter expertise on CDC topics to health-related questions from consumers, educators, and health professionals.

Remote Telehealth COVID-19 Registered Nurse (Multiple States) with AxisPoint Health: In this 100% virtual temporary role, nurses with an active RN license in a compact state and excellent customer service skills can work full-time. In particular, the nurse will answer inbound calls and electronic messages for people requesting information on the COVID-19 virus.

Telecommute COVID-19 Screening Emergency Urgent Care or Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner (Florida) via MDStaffers.com: MDStaffers.com, a staffing and workforce solutions agency, is seeking board-certified nurses with a valid Florida nurse practitioner license. These individuals will provide consultations for COVID-19 screening, conduct urgent care evaluations, and prescribe medication. If hired, the nurse practitioner will work a flexible schedule from the comfort of home while earning a salary.

Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, and Physician Assistant Jobs

Nurses are the real workhorses of the healthcare industry. More often than not, they are the people providing the most hands-on patient care in hospitals, clinics, and medical centers. But not all remote nursing jobs involve daily, face-to-face patient interactions.

Here are a few open remote positions that may not fit the traditional personification of a nursing professional:

Current Available Jobs

Remote Case Manager Registered Nurse (Texas) with Aetna Inc.: Nursing professionals in the Lone Star State who can travel at least 10% of the time and have a current unrestricted RN state license should consider a position with Aetna Inc. As a Fortune 500 member, Aetna Inc. is a major national health and dental insurance provider. If hired, candidates will work full-time to implement and coordinate all case management activities and evaluate patient medical needs.

Telecommute Child Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Anywhere) with Iris Telehealth: Iris Telehealth, a company specializing in psychiatric care, needs ANCC board-certified candidates with experience treating child and adolescent psychiatric patients and an active nurse practitioner license. This 100% virtual, full-time or part-time, permanent job offers benefits to help provide telepsychiatry services from a remote setting.

Virtual Telephonic RN Case Manager (Missouri and North Carolina) with UnitedHealth Group: UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 500 national healthcare provider, needs qualified candidates with a current, unrestricted RN license and at least three years of experience in a hospital, acute care, or direct care setting for a 100% virtual, full-time, permanent job. If hired, qualified applicants living in Missouri or North Carolina will provide patient education, assess members’ current health status, identify barriers in treatment plans, and make patient connections to resources such as Home Health Aides or Meals on Wheels.

Virtual Overnight Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (Anywhere) with Grand Rounds: Grand Rounds is seeking qualified professionals with at least five years of experience as a licensed nurse practitioner or physician assistant and able to work an overnight evening shift. If hired, the candidate will help triage incoming cases, guide patients through the expert opinion process, and review medical records.

Physician, Speech-Language Pathology, and Mental Health Professional Jobs

Advances in teletherapy have opened the door for many other medical professionals to enjoy working remotely. As a result, medical centers and hospitals are canceling non-urgent appointments for the time being and transitioning their healthcare professionals to provide telehealth services as a way to enable social distancing.

Here is just a small sample of some additional remote healthcare jobs for medical professionals to consider:

Current Available Jobs

Remote Behavioral Therapist (Multiple States) with UnitedHealth Group: UnitedHealth Group is seeking licensed professionals with a master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or a related field and two years of clinical experience. Available to residents of California, New York, or Washington, this permanent job can be either full-time or part-time.

Remote School Speech Language Pathologist in Pleasanton (California) with VocoVision: VocoVision, an educational and therapeutic services company, seeks qualified candidates to provide speech-language pathology services via teletherapy. If hired, the candidate will work with students in underserved areas. To qualify, the candidate must have a master’s degree, and two years of experience. In addition, they must possess a California speech-language pathology license.

Virtual Primary Care Physician (Anywhere) with 98point6: 98point6, a healthcare technology company, seeks board-certified doctors with an active medical license and at least five years of experience for a 100% virtual, full-time job. If hired, the medical professional will provide direct care via a virtual health clinic, assist with projects related to clinic operations, and work closely with clinical research teams.

Entry-Level Remote Healthcare Jobs Career Changes

If you want to enter the world of healthcare but have no professional background in the industry, don’t stress. Remote healthcare jobs are not only limited to people that went to nursing or medical school. Usually, healthcare companies need staff with different backgrounds and skillsets to make their organizations run efficiently. Therefore, candidates without healthcare experience can still find positions that cater to their experience.

Current Available Jobs

Remote Digital Healthcare Operations Associate (Anywhere) with PlushCare: Professionals with a customer service background, strong interpersonal skills, and a flexible, work-from-home schedule can earn up to $15 per hour to book appointments, perform clinical requests, and help ensure patient needs are addressed. This job is open nationwide and is available for both full-time and part-time schedules.

Remote Healthcare Patient Care Navigator in Miami (Florida) with Cohort Intelligence: This full-time remote job with healthcare company Cohort Intelligence, needs entry-level professionals to help patients better understand and manage their chronic conditions. Skills needed for this role include excellent communication skills, time management skills, patience, and compassion for patients.

Telecommute Healthcare Benefits Account Manager (Arizona) with CVS Health: CVS Health, a healthcare and retail pharmacy company, needs Arizona residents to help perform client support activities. Professionals with customer service experience, a bachelor’s degree, and the ability to travel overnight should apply to this entry-level job.

Telecommute Medicare Sales Representative in Bloomington (Illinois) with Humana: Humana, a health insurance and wellness company, is seeking Illinois-based professionals. These workers must hold a valid driver’s license to help sell individual health plan products and services. If hired, the company offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package.

How Virtual Vocations Can Help

Virtual Vocations, Inc. is perfectly suited to help jobseekers find the ideal remote healthcare jobs that will best fit their unique needs. With an expansive database of hand-screened job leads and a company database of telecommute-friendly employers, jobseekers will find the freshest and newest remote job opportunities available.

For remote career changers or established professionals transitioning to a remote lifestyle, the research involved can be daunting. To alleviate any apprehension and save time, Virtual Vocations offers a variety of industry guides within its Telecommute Toolkit. This Telemedicine Guide for Healthcare Professionals provides a plethora of information about the industry for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative to traditional onsite roles.

Remember the saying, “The early bird catches the worm?” Well, that proverb applies to the job search process. Thanks to the job email alert service, jobseekers can monitor whenever a brand-new job fits their location, category, or chosen keywords.

Since time is of the essence during a job search, Virtual Vocations offers tools to help remote jobseekers save time. For example, our expansive selection of available filters can significantly reduce the time required for research and job leads. Instead of perusing thousands of jobs, these filters narrow the scope of returned results, saving time and adding convenience.

 

Are you in the healthcare industry or interested in transitioning to a remote healthcare career? Connect with Virtual Vocations on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to tell us what you think. We’d love to hear from you!


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