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Work-at-Home Company Profile: Fonemed



Health Care, Medical Call Center

Company Description:

Formed in 1996, Fonemed provides telephone triage services to physician practices, managed-care organizations, third party administrators, disease management providers, private employers and associations throughout North America.

Types of Work-at-Home Positions:

Fonemed hires registered nurses (RN license in state of residence required) from the U.S. and Canada to give health advice to callers using Barton Schmitt/David Thompson telephone triage guidelines. Telephone triage nurses are compensated on a per call basis with a minimum per hour paid when volume is low.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Company looks for three years of clinical experience in pediatrics and adults plus one year experience using electronic triage software and computerized medical protocols/guidelines. Some weekend work is required. High speed Internet and a room with a door are required for the call center's home office.

Fonemed hires in states with 24 Nurse Licensure Compactand where it already has employees. In 2012, these states were:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Compensation and Benefits:

Telephone triage nurses are compensated on a per-call basis with a minimum per hour paid when volume is low. The average number of calls per hour is 4 to 5. Some have reported that the per-call rate is $6/call.

Paid time off, 401K and medical insurance are among the employee benefits offered.

Using Fonemed's Employment Page:

Fonemed Employment Website

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