More people are working from home these days than ever before. And with the rise of telemedicine, that includes those in healthcare. While traditionally thought of as providing in-person care, there are many opportunities for nurses to apply their skills and provide quality services for patients even while working remotely.
A blog post from Nurse.org touches on six of the fastest-growing jobs for nurses working outside the traditional care setting.
Case Management, in which responders handle patients’ disability claims and work with physicians, insurance companies and employers to facilitate compliance and communication.
Insurance Claims, wherein examiners review claims to determine if certain procedures are covered by insurance – a nursing background helps ensure all parties are treated fairly with informed decision making.
Telephone Triage, allowing nurses to assess patients’ symptoms and suggest treatment, helping medical facilities avoid wasting resources and quickly treat less urgent cases.
Health Informatics, which focuses on research and development concerning innovation and intersection in healthcare.
Call Center Nurse, tasked with directing calls to appropriate providers without handling diagnosis and treatment guidance, as a triage nurse would.
Nurse Writer, channeling extensive knowledge and communication skills into copy for press releases, journal articles, promo materials and others.