One of the most popular questions I get over email is in regards to telemedicine for psychiatrists. What is it with you guys and wanting to get out of face-to-face visits? Just kidding, I know exactly what draws you to telepsychiatry. It’s the flexibility and a change of pace.
Here are a few telepsychiatry jobs I’ve come across and how much they pay and their requirements. Enjoy. And stop emailing me.
Ginger.io is looking for telepsychiatrist and offering $180/hour. I found this posting on Nomadhealth.com. It’s a San Francisco based company.
The job is posted for North Carolina but they prefer doctors who have multiple state medical licenses. Of course, it’s a remote job for the digital nomad physician.
They want you to be board certified in Psychiatry. You must have had 3 years of clinical experience.
American Well is the first telemedicine company I ever worked for. Great company. They are offering $150/hour for a telepsychiatry position.
They require you to be board certified in Psychiatry and you cannot be a white coat criminal. They are hiring for all states but, as always, the more state medical licenses you have, the better.
Iris Telehealth is looking for psychiatrists and nurse practitioners to do remote telepsychiatry.
They do inpatient and outpatient and are looking for all sorts of subspecialties, child and addiction, etc. They are looking for doctors with TX or OR state medical licenses.
They are looking for you to have 2 years of clinical experience. They even offer a full-time position with benefits.
MeMD is looking for telepsychiatrists in South Carolina. I found this job through Indeed.com (keyword: telepsychiatry).
You must be board certified through ABPN and must have 2 years of experience. They prefer for you to have telepsych experience – another reason to jump on this bandwagon sooner rather than later.
Regroup is looking for a telepsychiatrist in Iowa – it’s a state close to California, somewhere below Canada.
They are actually offering a part-time position here. And you must be board certified through ABPN.
Telecare is probably a recruiting agency. They offer about $80/hour for a telepsychiatrist. Currently looking for one in Washington.
They have jobs for both physicians and PMHNP’s (NP’s).
Universal Health Services
UHS is offering a telepsychiatrist position and they are looking for all state medical board licenses. It’s not listed how much they pay.
T-Psychiatry is likely another recruiting agency. They are looking for a 2-month full-time position for a child psychiatrist. Paying $160/hour.
The position is for a Texas physician. No mention of requirements such as board certification or experience.
When it comes to telemedicine, it’s important that you get your experience now, before the guidelines become too strict. Competition in the telepsychiatry space is only increasing. This means that many companies will only look to hire those with previous telepsychiatry experience.
If you don’t want to sign up with one of these companies, consider offering your services to your own patients. You can build a solid telepsychiatry practice through VSee.
You can also approach other local private psych offices and offer them cross coverage or medical refills. The volume will be lower but the requirements will likely be less strict.
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Brightside (www.brightside.com) is another telepsychiatry company. Its focus is on treating mild depression. Their model is interesting because you don’t have be a psychiatrist to work for them. I thought about doing it, but in the end chickened out because I was nervous to practice outside of my field (Emergency Medicine). They seem legit to me though.
Interesting find, thanks for sharing it. As an ED doc, FM, or IM, we should be able safe to prescribe or initiate medications for mental health. It’s the follow up which probably should be left to FM or IM and ideally psycho/i’s… especially if Brightside is using an algorithm to collect pertinent information from the patient to aid the diagnosis, which they seem to do, that would greatly aid the non-mental health clinician.
I loved the wording on their website – everything seems to focus on non-pharmacological treatments being 1st line and also mentions that only IF the doctor wants to prescribe the medication, will the medicine be sent to the patient.
The FDA has now stepped in and require FDA approval for diagnostic software. This is both good and bad. The bad is that only the wealthiest software owners will be able to push for approval, the good is that the clinician will be heavily protected behind the usually-shitty FDA approvals.
If you ever do it, let us know how it goes.