Non-clinical roles have always been sought after by physicians feeling the burn from clinical practice. With the rise of remote work in the healthcare field, non-clinical work from home positions are more prevalent than ever and offer even greater benefits when it comes to work-life balance.
Add to that the rise of digital health startups and the field has never been more diverse, exciting, or full of opportunity. It is now possible to play an integral role in some of the most cutting-edge companies in healthcare from the comfort of your own home.
We’re proud to feature many 100% remote non-clinical roles on WhiteCoatRemote.com and we’d like to highlight some of the types of positions that we commonly see. New jobs are added daily so these are just a representative sample. If you love medicine and working from home but need a break from seeing patients, here are some options worth considering!
Peer to Peer Physician Advisor
One of the great benefits of telemedicine has been in increasing access to specialists. Patients – especially those in rural areas – are often forced to incur substantial costs and wait times for access to specialists. Companies like Sitka Medical Associates is working to increase access to specialists and are currently hiring specialists to provide video consults to primary care providers. Sitka has specialists in Rheumatology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Hematology, and more. Their specialists are asked to respond within 24 hours and are compensated on a per-consult basis.
Are you a whiz at test taking and passionate about helping the next generation of physicians achieve their dreams? You may be interested in a remote role in medical education. One company offering such roles is Sketchy, a learning platform for medical students. Sketchy’s process is based on the memory palace technique which connects bits of information to an imaginary environment created in your mind. Sketchy helps students remember information with the help of clever animated videos which build these memory palaces for various medical topics. Sketchy was most recently seeking physicians with expertise in Neurology, Surgery, and OB/GYN to write multiple choice assessment items and review and revise existing content.
Similarly, famed education company Kaplan has remote USMLE Med Instructor positions for a variety of areas including Hematology, Neurology, and Pathology. They are looking for physicians with at least 5 years of experience in teaching and the ability of engage and motivate students.
Utilization Management & CDI
Everyone knows that healthcare costs are ballooning out of control and the results mean patients can’t afford to access the care they need. If you’d like to play a part in bringing these costs down there are many remote roles falling under the umbrella of utilization management, a fixture of non-clinical work. Centene, a managed care company based in Missouri with 25 million members, was recently hiring a remote Medical Director to lead their utilization management activities.
Utilization management company Cohere Health has had openings for Medical Directors of Orthopedics, Internal Medicine, and Cardiology to provide medical reviews and determine medical appropriateness of services. These roles require at least five years of clinical experience post residency with at least a year of UM experience being desirable.
In the field of Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), Heal is hiring a remote VP & Medical Director of Risk Adjustment and Coding. Applicants must be a physician and CPC or CRC with at least five years of experience in Medicare Advantage. If this sounds like you, you might just find yourself working for a company that was named a Top 50 Disruptor by CNBC and backed by Lionel Richie!
Some of the most exciting and innovative startups can be found in the telemedicine field. Companies like Thirty Madison, which is behind the Keeps men’s hair loss brand, is rapidly expanding their services to allergy care, dermatology, and GI conditions. They are hiring Medical Advisors in these specialties in remote, part-time roles to stay on top of the latest clinical findings, review content, and respond to press inquiries, among other responsibilities. These are great opportunities for getting involved with an exciting startup that has just raised $140m in capital in a non-clinical remote role.
Pharmaceutical Drug Development
Another traditional path for non-clinical careers is pharmaceutical drug development. PPD, a global contract organization (CRO), acquired by ThermoFisher in 2021, has several remote Medical Director positions. PPD most recently was seeking neurologists and infectious disease specialists to provide medical support and advice for ongoing clinical trials. Pharmaceutical industry experience is beneficial for these roles.
This is just a sampling of some of the remote non-clinical roles that are available.
One of the reasons WhiteCoatRemote.com was founded was to help our colleagues find more rewarding positions with better work-life balance. Non-clinical positions are another tool in the chest for fighting burnout and building a rewarding career in the field you love. Whether you’re at the beginning of your career or an experienced clinician, make sure to check back daily for the latest virtual non-clinical roles!