Remote NP work while abroad

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Taking a shot in the dark if anyone out there knows of remote employment opportunities for NPs while living abroad. 

My family and I currently live in West Africa. I am an NP working for the U.S. Department of State. My wife is also an NP, but due to strict government nepotism rules, can't work in the same embassy health unit as me because I supervise the unit. 

Shes currently working a job in the embassy unrelated to Healthcare but I was curious if any NPs out there have managed to find work while living  outside the U.S.  One of the big issues seems to be Medicare requires yoy to be physically in the U.S. even if working remotely. 

Thanks! 

Numenor

565 Posts

Specializes in rounding on the floors probably. Has 11 years experience.

From what I know after being healthcare in the military and being around the govt long enough, this seems like a big stretch. Unless its DoD remote work for other DoD patients. But for a civ job? Doubt it

Riburn3, BSN, MSN, APRN, NP

3 Articles; 554 Posts

Specializes in Internal Medicine. Has 16 years experience.
Numenor said:

From what I know after being healthcare in the military and being around the govt long enough, this seems like a big stretch. Unless its DoD remote work for other DoD patients. But for a civ job? Doubt it

Yeah. There are a few remote jobs out there but most are fairly competitive or are sort of shady where you end up prescribing some random branded drug to a patient you do a phone consult with. 

Numenor

565 Posts

Specializes in rounding on the floors probably. Has 11 years experience.
Riburn3 said:

Yeah. There are a few remote jobs out there but most are fairly competitive or are sort of shady where you end up prescribing some random branded drug to a patient you do a phone consult with. 

Yeah, outside of the US/Canada/Australia the NP gig really has its limitations. I have had NP friends who wanted to live in Europe and work there. They bought a house and sort of expected there would be jobs galore in a universal HC system. They didn't really have a clue in all honesty.

Riburn3, BSN, MSN, APRN, NP

3 Articles; 554 Posts

Specializes in Internal Medicine. Has 16 years experience.
Numenor said:

Yeah, outside of the US/Canada/Australia the NP gig really has its limitations. I have had NP friends who wanted to live in Europe and work there. They bought a house and sort of expected there would be jobs galore in a universal HC system. They didn't really have a clue in all honesty.

Pretty much why I joined the State Department. Collect a nice US government paycheck and get to live and travel all over the world. 

Specializes in Tele, Cardiac Post Op, ER. Has 13 years experience.
Riburn3 said:

Pretty much why I joined the State Department. Collect a nice US government paycheck and get to live and travel all over the world. 

I sent you a private message.  
 

thanks!