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MDLive Hiring Full-time Telemedicine Doctor

For any physician who is a little burnt out from traditional clinical medicine, telemedicine might offer a bit of an escape. Even if it’s not something you want to do forever, telemedicine is far easier than face-to-face medicine. Having the stability of a full-time position is a potential bonus.

I get contacted by recruiters all the time on LinkedIn and was recently contacted by a recruiter for MDLive about a full-time telemedicine position.

They are looking for either an FP, EM, IM, or Pediatrician.

See job description PDF attachment here. You can also see the position listed on their [Careers] link.

State Licenses

The job is advertised as a full-time position and they would prefer someone with at least 4 state licenses, though it seems they are okay with you obtaining that number even if you don’t have it now.

The states they are hoping to have represented are: TX, CA, FL, TN or NC. I’m sure they are okay with you obtaining these licenses if you are the right candidate for the job.

Telemedicine Experience

No telemedicine experience is necessary. However, If you have the experience then I am sure you would make for a much more desirable candidate.

I suspect that a full-time telemedicine position would be a fairly competitive job. Having some telemedicine experience will help you a lot.

Board Certification

They didn’t mention ABMS so I am assuming that NBPAS or other alternative board certification will suffice.

This comes up a lot since a few telemedicine companies are insistent on ABMS.

Hours

They are looking for someone to do 40 shifts of 4-hour increments for the month. These would be scheduled ahead of time.

They also want you to do an on-call shift twice a month. This is a 6pm-12am shift for which you would be paid.

And they require you to work 2 weekends per month which includes a Saturday and Sunday. But with shifts being only 4 hours in length, that doesn’t seem too bad.

Benefits

I didn’t see anything listed about employment benefits except that they will pay for your medical licenses.

Since it’s a full-time gig, I am sure they would be offering you health/disability/malpractice/life/retirement benefits.

The Pay

The advantage here is that the more productive you are, the more money you’ll make. Your base pay is only $125k/year which really isn’t too bad.

They expect that the average physician will be able to earn $220k/year plus the full benefits.

The way the extra bonus pay works out is that the more patients you see during your shit, the more you’ll make. You’ll get $10 per consult up to 800 per month and anything above that would be paid at $15/consult.

They even pay you a holiday incentive pay which is great for those of you who want to maximize your income in your early years of working.

 

Full-time vs Per Diem

Getting a full-time position at a telemedicine company is beneficial because it’s a growing field. It would be easy to take on some administration roles in order to pad your resume and income.

Full-time has the added advantage of providing you with employment benefits.

But it has the downside that they will ask you to not work for other employers. This always concerns me because I like having the flexibility of having income from different sources.

2 replies on “MDLive Hiring Full-time Telemedicine Doctor”

Would they hire an NP? I have UC and telemedicine experience. I”m having a lot of trouble finding a full-time telemedicine position, which I really would like so I can live in Europe and make american dollars since NPs don’t exist there. Any ideas Dr. Mo?

I think the role for NP’s in telemedicine is growing rapidly so I don’t see you having problems in the near future. Most telemedicine companies hire their NP’s full-time, if they have them… and many do. Most of the telemedicine companies I’ve worked for have it in their future business plans to switch to more NP’s and some PA’s.
As for working for a company full-time and living in Europe, that will be tough. Though you can get away with it as a per diem using the methods I’ve discussed on this blog, because of the shitty employment laws, you may have to be on US soil and definitely be considered a US resident in order to be full-time with these companies.
I suspect that an NP would be an ideal candidate for quality assurance work which is lacking massively in the telemedicine world. It might behoove you to make yourself an expert in that field and farm your services out as an independent 3rd party to these medical groups. I’m sure there is a market for it and if you can show them how they can save more money or decrease their risk, you’ll prove your value and create a business which you can run from anywhere in the world.

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