5 Types of Remote LPN Jobs

Did you know that LPNs can work from home?

That’s right! Remote LPN Jobs are becoming more common with improvements in telehealth access and expanding programs for remote monitoring.

As a remote LPN, you will deliver nursing care through digital technology, like telephone, video, and messaging. 

Now, a remote nurse will not be treating wounds or pushing medications, but there are a variety of other nursing functions that can be done virtually.

5 Types of Remote LPN Jobs

1. Remote Utilization Management LPN

Job Description: Utilization Managers (UM) help to contain healthcare costs by ensuring services stay within standardized coverage guidelines. If service requests meet all predetermined standards, they are approved. If requests fall outside the allowable limits, they are declined and/or alternative options are recommended. This type of a role does not involve direct patient interaction and might be better for nurses who enjoy solitary tasks of reading, investigating, and decision making.

Schedules: Mostly Full-Time Business Hours (M-F 8-5), Some Part-Time

Salary: ~$50,000-80,000+/yr (note: UM hires both LPN & RN so pay can vary)

Other Job Titles: Utilization Reviewer, Prior Authorization, Appeals, Denials, Concurrent Reviewer, Clinical Reviewer


  • Centene
  • Elevance Health
  • Cigna / Evicore
  • Kepro
  • CareCentrix
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Molina

2. Remote Chronic Care Management (CCM) & Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) LPN

Job Description: Chronic Care Management (CCM) nurses help patients manage their chronic conditions through care coordination and disease education. Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) uses technology to collect and transmit live patient health data which is often used alongside CCM.

Schedules: Mostly business hours (M-F 8-5); Flex schedules becoming more available

Salary: $40,000-$70,000+/yr

Other Job Titles: Care Manager, Care Coordinator, Disease Management, Telehealth Nurse, CCM Nurse, RPM Nurse


  • TimeDoc Health
  • Signallamp Health
  • HealthXL
  • Medkick
  • CopilotIQ
  • Caregenix

3. Remote Data Abstraction LPN

Job Description: Data Abstractors review medical records and pull key information in order to transform unstructured information into usable data. This data is used for quality monitoring, clinical research, and more. Abstraction tends to be one of the most flexible remote nursing jobs, but it does often require direct experience abstracting in clinical registries. Another data abstraction job offered seasonally is Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS).

Schedules: More Part-Time flex opportunities than Full Time

Salary: $40,000-$80,000+/yr


  • Registry Partners
  • Carta Healthcare
  • Q-Centrix
  • Direct Difference
  • Change Healthcare (HEDIS)

4. Remote Call Center & Triage LPN

Job Description: Call Center and Telephone Triage Nurses communicate with patients over the phone to address routine and immediate health needs in order to guide them towards the appropriate level of care. These positions may involve care coordination activities, as well.

Schedules: More opportunities for After Hours (Nights, Weekends, Holidays) 

Salary: $40,000-$70,000+/yr

Other Job Titles: Ambulatory LPN, After Hours LPN, Triage Coordinator, Call Center Nurse


  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Multicare
  • Mercy
  • Local Offices and Hospital Systems

5. Remote Health Coach LPN

Job Description: Health Coaches assist patients in reaching their health goals by providing structured support in the form of targeted goal setting and behavior modification. Health Coach positions do not always require a nursing license, but due to their expert knowledge in health and patient education, companies often prefer nurses in these roles. If you are serious about Health Coaching, look into Health Coach certification as many companies require this even if you are a nurse.

Schedules: Mostly Full Time Business Hours (M-F 8-5); Some flexible schedules

Salary: 40,000-$70,000+/yr 


  • UnitedHealth Group
  • CVS Health
  • Humana
  • Remote Care Partners
  • Ontrak

This is only a glimpse of the companies that offer remote nursing jobs for LPNs and LVNs! Be sure to search The Remote Nurse Job Board for your clinical license (LPN, LVN) to see what’s available right now.

You can also join our The Remote Nurse Membership to receive job alerts 1 whole week before the rest of our community! Getting your apps in first can really help for these highly competitive remote nursing jobs.


Remote nursing jobs for LPNs are growing fast. As telemedicine continues to expand, so do opportunities for nurses to deliver care in a virtual setting. Now is your chance to be a part of it!

Sadie Glisson BSN, RN is the Founder of ‘The Remote Nurse,’ an online community and job board designed to connect Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants with remote, work-from-home telehealth jobs. Sadie has been working from home as a nurse for several years and now uses her expertise to help others break into the burgeoning field of telehealth to create more sustainable careers while advancing the next generation of healthcare.

Sadie Glisson

5 Tips for Starting Your Remote Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant Job Search

Want to work as a Remote Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant?

Here are 5 tips to get you stared.

1. State Licenses

Many remote telehealth companies want Remote Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to come ready with at least 3 state licenses (some even want 10-15+!).

The most commonly requested states are CA, NY, TX, & FL. Consider the following when deciding which additional state licenses to obtain:

Compact States: If you are a Nurse Practitioner with an RN Compact license, it will be a faster process to apply for NP license in those states. 

Independent Practice States: Notice which states require physician supervision. Some companies require you to come ready with supervision, while others will provide it for you. However, it is something to keep in mind before you start applying to state licenses. If you don’t want to find a supervising physician, it’s probably a good idea to focus on independent practice states.

License Maintenance: Maintaining multiple state licenses can be expensive and complicated to keep up with. Be aware of the budget you are willing to spend and the capacity you have to keep track of multiple renewals.

Pro Tip: Start with 3 state licenses, with at least 1 or more of those being in CA, NY, TX, or FL.

2. Schedules

Many schedule opportunities exist for remote Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

There are Full Time, Part Time, PRN, Contract, and W2 jobs available. Most telehealth visits are conducted via pre-scheduled face-to-face video visits, but some companies offering asynchronous, chat-based, and even chart review consults.

Pro Tip: Start with a company that requires only 10-20 hours per week in addition to your current job. This is a great way to build a patient panel, get familiar with working remotely, and see how you fit at the company.

3. Specialty

Remote Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants can work in a variety of settings, including
  • Psychiatric
  • Primary Care
  • Urgent Care
  • Geriatrics & Skilled Nursing
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Women’s Health
  • and more
Pro Tip: Utilize the experience you already to break into a remote job in the same specialty. 

4. Pay

Pay can vary widely! Typically, we see a pay rate between $50-70/hr for Remote Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Some rates can even fall well below or above this, depending on multiple factors like state, specialty, experience, pay model, and company.

Some companies also pay “per visit” with the indication that you could see up to 3-4 patients per hour. While this can sound great, keep in mind that it will often take time to build a patient panel. You also have to consider admin time, no-shows, and other factors that could play into your “patient per hour” estimation.

Pro Tip: Ask the company to report the average amount of patients per hour across clinicians. If they cannot provide this info, find a current employee on LinkedIn or on our Remote NP & PA Jobs Facebook Group to see if they can give you a realistic expectation. You can also browse review sites like to see if real salaries have been reported.

5. Applying

Remote Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant jobs are very competitive, so expect to apply to many jobs. You might be surprised by how many rejections you receive compared to previous job searches. Just know that this is much more about market demand and less to do with your own intrinsic value! 

Pro Tip: Make sure to update your resume. Recruiters only spend 5-10 seconds viewing a resume, so make it count! Check out the Resume Makeover Pro course + templates from The Resume RX (use coupon code REMOTE for 20% off!)

  • Indicate each state license you hold, in addition to which ones you’ve applied for. You could list those in a “Pending” or “Applied” status.
  • If you are a Nurse Practitioner with an RN Compact license, specify that in your resume. This reflects your ability to apply for additional licenses faster.
  • Replace the objective portion of your resume with a summary that clearly and succinctly outlines why you are qualified for THIS job.

To find Remote Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant jobs, head to The Remote Nurse Job Board! We scour the internet every day to find all the newest remote Nursing, NP & PA jobs, making it easier for you to find jobs that specifically match you.

Want to hear about these jobs 1 week earlier than the rest of our community + job board? Consider joining The Remote Nurse Membership

Landing a remote Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant job can be a process. Follow these 5 key points and you will be that much closer to working from home in sweats and slippers!

HEDIS Abstraction: A Seasonal Remote Gig for Nurses

Want a remote nursing side gig? Try HEDIS Abstraction! 

Remote HEDIS Abstraction can be a great way to break into remote nursing, data abstraction & quality improvement!

What is HEDIS?

HEDIS stands for the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set. It is a tool used every year by the majority of health plans to measure quality of care.

Some HEDIS measures include childhood immunizations, cancer screenings, diabetes care, hypertension control, behavioral health monitoring, and more. Because of the wide variety of specialty areas, HEDIS Abstraction has something to offer for almost any nurse.

For more info on HEDIS, check out the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the full list of HEDIS Measures.

What is HEDIS Data Abstraction?

Data abstraction is the process of transforming a full story into useable data for quality monitoring and research.

HEDIS nurses review medical records and abstract information like blood pressure readings, dates of immunizations, and results of diabetic eye exams. This data is tracked on a larger scale to measure the quality of care given by providers & health plans.

When is HEDIS season?

The HEDIS cycle is a year-round effort. HEDIS data abstraction is just one (significant) piece of that cycle where nurses evaluate charts from the previous year.

HEDIS Data Abstraction is a seasonal gig running from February-May every year. It’s a great way to build supplemental cashflow and test out how you like working remotely.

What is the pay for HEDIS abstraction?

Typically Remote HEDIS Abstraction nurses will make anywhere from $25-$35+ per hour depending on experience, location, and company.

Some companies offer a flat hourly rate, while others offer a “per-chart” arrangement (typically $3-7 per chart, depending on the complexity of the cases assigned).

There are full-time and part-time opportunities. Some companies operate on a routine M-F 8-5 schedule, while others allow you to work WHENEVER!

Are all HEDIS Abstraction Jobs Remote?

No. In fact, many HEDIS positions are local/field-based and require the nurse to travel to physician offices and review charts on-site.

However, more and more companies are offering remote HEDIS abstraction opportunities where these medical records are uploaded to electronic portals that can be reviewed by nurses working remotely from home (in their pajamas)!

How do I become qualified for HEDIS abstraction?

Most nurses gain experience on the job (typically in the field positions first). Having at least 1 season under your belt will make you much more marketable for remote HEDIS abstraction roles in subsequent seasons.

However, every year there seems to be 1-2 companies that will hire remote nurse HEDIS abstractors with NO experience.

If you have any quality monitoring, data abstraction, or indirect HEDIS experience, make sure to highlight that (heavily) in your resume. 

Side note: if you are in need of a new nursing resume, check out The Resume RX! Amanda is an NP and Nursing Resume expert who offers resume templates and her signature Resume Makeover Pro Course (which I highly recommend – use coupon “REMOTE” for 20% off!).

Do HEDIS positions offer benefits?

Not usually. Many HEDIS abstraction positions are contract, temporary, seasonal jobs that do not offer benefits.

You will likely be a 1099 independent contractor, meaning you employ yourself and need to manage your own tax responsibility (taxes are not taken out of every paycheck). You should set aside about 30% of your paycheck for this and be sure to track your total seasonal income for reporting on your tax return. It’s a good idea to discuss this with your accountant!

Which Companies Hire Remote HEDIS Nurses?

When Should I Start Looking for HEDIS positions?

HEDIS Abstraction job postings start going up in early Fall, from September-November.

Here are some common job titles you may see:

  • HEDIS Abstractor

  • HEDIS Abstraction Nurse

  • HEDIS Review Nurse

  • Abstraction Nurse

  • Quality Abstractor

  • Data Abstractor

  • HEDIS Specialist

You can find current Remote HEDIS positions on The Remote Nurse Job Board!

P.S. – Did you know that members of The Remote Nurse Membership get job alerts 1 whole week before our larger community? Getting your apps in first can really help for these highly competitive remote nursing jobs, like HEDIS. 


HEDIS abstraction can be a great option for nurses looking to make supplemental income while never stepping foot outside their house (no, really, HEDIS season can get so busy that you may not leave the house for 5 months).

Make sure to figure out your local grocery delivery services ahead of time. Get comfortable with wearing the same disgusting clothes for days on end. 

As a hermit who loves making money and neglects personal hygiene on the regular, I’m all in! How about you??

Sadie Glisson

Sadie Glisson BSN, RN is the Founder of ‘The Remote Nurse, ‘an online community and job board designed to connect Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants with remote, work-from-home telehealth jobs. Sadie has been working from home as a nurse for several years and now uses her expertise to help others break into the burgeoning field of telehealth to create more sustainable careers while advancing the next generation of healthcare.

The Remote Nurse + The Résumé RX: How to Give Your Nursing Resume New Life

Do you need to update your nursing resume?
Have you applied to 100 positions with no response?
Did you create your resume 10 years ago and never looked back?
It’s time for a nursing resume revamp!

On today’s video, I interviewed Amanda Guarniere of The Résumé RX!

Amanda is a Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Resume Expert who offers a variety of resume services including templates, courses, and personalized consulting.

Watch the video for our discussion about:

Why a quality resume is SO important when applying for remote jobs

Critical tips to enhance your resume, showcase your skills, and get SEEN by employers

Whether or not to include a cover letter

How to navigate the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Live Demo of her resume services (spoiler: they are AFFORDABLE AF! Starting at just $27)

I am excited to announce (after some mild stalking) that I am now an affiliate for The Résumé RX! This means that the business you give Amanda also helps me in the form of a commission that I can use to evolve the community, bring in more resources, and help you find your remote dream job!

Here’s how to find The Résumé RX:

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Looking for a remote nursing job and not sure where to start? Check out my Start Here / FAQ page to begin!