5 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Looking for a Telehealth Job
1 CE Hour Available
Attacking the telehealth and behavioral telehealth markets with a variety of creative marketing approaches, new telehealth companies are opening their doors every week. All offer licensed professionals the opportunity to connect with online clients/patients, but some lack fundamental protections for you, the professional.
The problem isn’t what they say but rather, what they don’t say…. They all too often restrict your ability to meet your legal and ethical mandates, and then, download liability for lawsuits, costly legal fees, ethics violations and regulatory investigations squarely onto your shoulders.
Before you offer your services online, get all the facts.
As lead author on several textbooks about telemental and telebehavioral health competencies, TBHI’s Executive Director, Dr. Marlene Maheu will present this webinar to outline the five biggest mistakes made by licensed clinicians who offer services through online employers. She’ll help you identify key information to look for in a potential online employer’s website; how to read their contracts for clauses that may become problematic, and how to evaluate if they technology will allow you to meet requirements set by their licensing board and profession’s ethical code.
What will you get?
- If you are a clinician, you’ll walk away with a checklist of risk management issues to consider when choosing an online employer to grow your practice. You’ll have inside information about how a number of online companies cut corners and saddle you with all the liability they can, whether or not you realize it. As always, TBHI has your back!
- If you represent a provider network, you’ll walk away with a clearer sense that the behavioral health “market” is much more complex than you may have originally imagined, and perhaps why you’re having trouble finding providers. (Any group can find newly licensed professionals who don’t know enough to be cautious yet….) You will get a sample of the gap analysis that clinicians need to consider when choosing a provider network, and what you can do to make yours safer. You’ll learn how to appeal to the prudent, informed clinician who will ultimately better serve you — and the consumers that you find for them.
Webinar Event Details: Telehealth Jobs
- Identify at least three general legal and ethical, risk management requirements that you will want to address with any telehealth provider network administrator prior to accepting employment
- List three platform features that are specific to your practice that you will need to have in place prior to accepting employment
- Outline at least two core pieces of client/patient information that you will want to get prior to delivering care to any online consumer referred by a provider network
- Intelligently discuss the contract that you sign with a provider network, and what it may need to include to protect you as well as your clients/patients
- Discuss at least one other liability assurance that any network provider should be able to offer you
- Describe the type of professional training that you will want to undergo prior to accepting clients/patients from an online provider
- Name the other types of professionals that you will want to consult prior to accepting clients/patients from an online provider network
Dr. Maheu is a specialist in telebehavioral health practice and has been an industry leader in telebehavioral health since 1994. With four textbooks, dozens of book chapters and journal articles to her name, as well as having educated more than 20,000 clinicians, she is in a unique position to guide you or your organization in finding a maximally profitable niche in this rapidly expanding market. She is a master at getting to the point and answering your questions with clear, actionable, evidence-based suggestions both quickly and accurately.
This program is for beginning and intermediate-level “telepractitioners” and “telesupervisors” wishing to deliver telebehavioral health services in these disciplines:
- Psychiatrists, Internists, Pediatricians, Gerontologists, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
- Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists
- Speech Pathologists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Behavioral Analysts, Substance Use Professionals
- CEOs, COOs, Administrators, Billing & Coding Staff