In the past few years, working at home has become more mainstream. Technology has allowed for more industries to offer telecommute positions without any loss of accuracy or production. That includes the medical industry. There are several work from home nursing jobs available. Most will require certification and/or experience, luckily that is available online as well.
Phone Triage Nurse – Most insurance companies and some physician’s offices offer after hours or non-emergency “ask-a-nurse” hotlines where patients can ask general questions about treatment or assess the urgency of a medical condition. These positions typically require a Bachelor’s Degree and possibly proper state licensing. You can find a several companies that hire triage nurses and insurance liaisons at:
Medical Transcriptionist – Many doctors dictate patient notes after an office visit. These voice recordings then need transcribed. Most companies will require completion of an approved course such as the one offered through Career Step. Payment plans and funding assistance are available. Medical transcription jobs and companies that frequently hire can be found at:
Medical Billing and Coding – Coding specialists review patient records and input the proper codes for insurance billing. Coders are in high demand and this is a growing field. While many work on-site, there are telecommute positions available as well. The average income is around $40,000 annually. As with most work from home healthcare jobs, this one also required training and certification. This can be done through Career Step also. Job listings can be found at:
Medical Writers – Writers are needed for a variety of publications both online and off. You will need knowledge of the industry and openings range from marketing materials to medical websites to textbooks and more.
Many hospitals and medical facilities also employ nurse bloggers. See if sites in your area have blogs and inquire as to whether they are hiring.
Insurance Claims & Customer Service – Many of the large insurance companies hire nurses to help process their claims and handle customer service issues. And many of these nurses work from home.
Many customer service positions are also called Patient Care Advocates. Keep that in mind when performing your searches.
Pharmacists – You may be wondering how a pharmacist could work from home. Rather than filling prescriptions, these remote workers offer consulting services to patients helping them understand and administer their prescriptions and find the best discount programs available.
If you are looking for a nursing job from home, check out FlexJobs. Their leads are always researched and always telecommute. Their listings typically include a good number of leads in the healthcare industry.