Work-at-Home Nursing Jobs

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While many nursing jobs are clinical and require an in-person presence, there are a surprising number of nursing jobs from home. Learn about the different types of jobs available and then browse a list of employers who often offer these positions.

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    Types of Nursing Work-at-Home Jobs

    Nursing Jobs From Home
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    Here are some of the types of nursing jobs you may find.

    Medical Call Center

    Working in a medical call center is perhaps the nursing job from home that takes the least experience. Nurses who have worked in a clinical setting can usually transition to this type of work. However, call center work pays the least.

    Typically medical call center nurses perform telephone triage, give medical advice or check on patients’ well-being and health habits. Insurance companies and medical BPOs (business process...MORE outsourcers) hire nurses for these jobs, which are typically employment positions, though some may be for independent contractors. Training is usually done online from home as well. Most often these jobs are for RNs and BSNs, not LPNs. Though, some companies ​need LPNs in customer service positions.

    Case Manager

    If you work as a nurse in case management, you very well may be able to turn your current job into a telecommuting position or find a new one that allows telecommuting. Case managers coordinate care for patients, often for large insurance companies, and it is very common for these companies to allow at least part-time telecommuting. Unlike medical call center agents who work from home, these home-based jobs (which might include care coordinator, patient advocate, utilization review RN, and Medicare and worker’s compensation specialist) are for those who already have experience in case management.

    Online Instructor/Course Developer

    Online education is a growing field that is conducive to working at home. Subject matter experts are needed in every field that is taught online—and nursing is no exception. Tech-savvy nurses with teaching experience may be able to use those skills in distance education—either working as an instructor or in developing nursing courses.

    These jobs are for online colleges and "brick-and-mortar" schools as well as private companies that develop courses and training materials. Usually, a master's degree is the minimal requirement, but often a Ph.D. is preferred.

    Legal Nurse Consultant

    These nurses provide lawyers, paralegals and others working in the legal profession with expertise about medical issues related to law, such as personal injury, malpractice, worker’s comp, and more. Typically this expertise is utilized in-house as opposed to testifying as a medical expert. This type of work could range from managing and interpreting medical records to coordinating medical exams for clients.  A legal nurse consultant may be an independent contractor or may be employed by a law firm or insurance company. Either way, this job lends itself to telecommuting, at least part of the time. Typically a BSN or a master’s degree and some legal coursework or experiences are required.

    Health Care Recruiter

    Nursing is just one professional background from which health care recruiters come. Because this type of work involves mostly phone and computer use, it can often be done, at least part time, from home. Nurses in this field are often employees but this can be a home 

    Health IT/Nursing Informatics

    IT jobs, in general, can often be work at home, but both the specific field of health IT and general information technology usually require time working in an office environment and a high level of skill before transitioning to work at home. Nurses may move into this work by learning on the job and eventually make the move to telecommuting full or, more likely, part time.​

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    Verywell.com

    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses, physicians, medical writers
    Verywell, a health website that contracts with writers who are experts in health fields. Compensation is based on page views, but a starting base pay is offered. Nurses and physicians are often hired.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses, physicians
    Nurses and physicians are among the medical professions who work from home at this insurance company. Some jobs are specifically meant to be telecommuting, but in others telework opportunities will be considered after working on-site for a period of time. Choose “yes” in the “Potential Telework Position” drop-down menu. See more insurance company jobs from home.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    After a specific amount of time working on-site, this company allows some nursing positions, such as case managers and medical reviewers, to be telecommuted. Try keywords "telecommuting" or "work from home" in jobs database.

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    While most of the home-based jobs at this BPO are for customer service, sales, and B2B telemarketing agents, it also has virtual positions for LPNs and RNs doing telehealth call center work as well as jobs for insurance auditors. See more work-at-home jobs for LPNs.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    Based in San Antonio, this medical BPO provides support to insurance companies and health care systems. Virtual call center agents who are registered nurses (RN) answer questions or perform telephone triage.

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    Medical work at home jobs include: Nurses
    Insurance company Cigna's division Intracorp hires RNs to work at home as disability and workers' comp case managers. Use "work from home" as keywords to search Cigna's job openings. Hiring is done from a NY location.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses, Medical coding
    Healthcare services firm hires work-from-home employees in nursing and coding as well as sales. Use "telecommuting" or "remote" as a keyword.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Clinical research
    Cpmpany has preclinical and clinical research operations in more than 25 countries and hires clinical research associates to work at home (with at least 65 percent travel) in specific locations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Used "home-based" in its jobs database.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    Medical malpractice insurance company, based in California, hires nurses as risk managers. Telecommuting may be allowed.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    Company hires registered nurses from the United States and Canada to work from home to provide telephone triage and health advice to callers from across North America. Also hires on-site customer service reps, based in Newfoundland, Canada, who need a minimum of a high school diploma.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    In addition to hiring RNs for remote telephone jobs as case managers, this insurance companies hires others in non-medical WAH jobs, such as claims representatives. Check off the option for remote jobs in the company's job listings.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    New York-based health insurance company hires nurses as case managers to work from home.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    Heath insurance company operating in 27 states hires nurses as case managers, care coordinators and care managers with the option to telecommute. Use "telecommuting" as a search keyword of company's job database.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses, physicians, medical coders, chart auditors, licensed insurance reps
    Some of its work-at-home positions have geographic requirements, and most are for registered nurses. Many of its RN positions are for field healthcare and involve visiting patients at home. It also sometimes has opportunities for medical coders, chart auditors, licensed insurance reps, accountants, physicians, writers and sales people. Check off “Virtual/Work at Home” in the company’s...MORE jobs database.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    Based in Annapolis, MD, medical management services company sometimes hires telecommuting nurses, licensed in various states for case management and other nursing jobs.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    Based in San Bernardino, CA, this health insurance company employs telecommuting RNs in quality management or case management positions.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses, physicians
    The nation's largest health care services company, McKesson specializes in pharmaceutical distribution and health care IT systems and software.

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    Pediatric health system with locations in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and Florida hires work from home telephone triage nurses

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    Company hires RNs with five years of nursing experience (preferably in pediatrics), telephone triage experience and knowledge of and experience in using Barton Schmitt protocols.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    Company hires licensed nursing professionals in Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia for full and part-time positions. Some telehealth positions available.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    Medical recruiting firm, in the New York City metro area specializes in non-clinical nursing positions. Search using keyword "telecommute."

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Clinical research associates (BS in science field or RN certification required), medical writers
    This global contract research organization (CRO) provides drug discovery, development, and life-cycle management services with in the health care industry. It hires medical writers and clinical research associates (CRA)for work-at-home positions.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses 
    This cloud-based medical documentation company has customer support positions for people with nursing degrees

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses, physicians
    California-based company provides service in the workers compensation industry and to first party medical and employee benefit sectors. Some nurse case manager and physician peer review positions are telecommuting.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses, physicians
    The "remote" in the name of Seattle-area company refers to far away places not working at home. However, the company does have a telemedicine department and some other telecommuting jobs.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    Hires registered nurses to practice telephone triage or computer-assisted nursing through inbound and outbound telephone calls with patients whose physicians, hospitals, insurers or employers are SironaHealth clients.

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    .Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    Based in Plano, TX, this company hires RNs in the DFW area to work at home in after-hours telephone triage. Requirements include 3-5 years in pediatrics, licensure in Texas, carrying malpractice insurance and drug test. Weekends and evenings are required but part- and full-time schedules are available. ​See more work-at-home jobs in Texas

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses, LPNs, medical coders
    More than 20 percent of this large health insurance company's employees take advantage of its telecommuting opportunities. UnitedHealth Group hires registered nurses for telecommuting positions as well as others with experience in the insurance industry.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Physicians (radiologists)
    Company is a provider of teleradiology services and solutions. vRad hires radiologists to work from home. Requirements include ABR or ABOR certification, at least one state license, eligibility for hospital credentialing and high-speed internet access. Full medical liability insurance provided.

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    Medical work-at-home jobs include: Nurses
    One of the nation's largest health care companies, WellPoint allows some positions, in nursing and in other fields, to be telecommuted after a certain amount of time in the office.