Scribes shadow Emergency Department (ED) Physicians, Residents, PAs, and ARNPs overseeing the documentation of each patient’s visit to the ED. Our program provides a comprehensive training manual, 20 hours of paid online training, and 3-6 weeks of paid on-site training where new scribes work alongside experienced scribes. Initially, new scribes learn how to effectively and efficiently complete an accurate Electronic Medical Record. However, the real benefit of the program is what the scribes learn outside of the classroom setting. In the ED, providers treat patients with various complaints of all acuities spanning all fields of medicine. Additionally, the scribes develop professional & personal relationships with 30 or more ED providers, quickly adapting to their respective styles of practice.
What We Look For in Applicants
- Ability to make an 18-month commitment to the program.
- Applicants should aspire to become a Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner.
- Currently enrolled in BA/BS program, post-baccalaureate students, or a recent college graduate.
- Completion of an anatomy and/or medical terminology class are preferred, but not mandatory.
- Ability to multitask with attention to detail.
- Team player with strong work ethic who displays integrity and a willingness to be flexible.
- Minimum typing speed of 55 words per minute.
- Computer literate.
What We Offer
- Flexible schedule: all scribes are required to work a variety of shifts including days, nights, weekends, and some holidays.
- We will never schedule you to work when you have class.
- No prior experience is necessary. On the job paid training.
- Providers that will treat you like a team member.
Our program is really a “program” and not just a job. Our focus it not to merely provide a service to our physicians, but to give our scribes a clinical experience in an emergency environment. We work hard to give our scribes the support needed to become proficient while providing opportunities to learn medicine from great physicians that love to teach. Our goal is to have past scribes that are in medical school remain in contact so they can help mentor those following in their footsteps. In return, we ask our scribes to be loyal to our program while putting our scheduling before everything but school.
Benefits to Providers and Patients
- Improves patient care – the provider can spend more time maintaining eye contact with the patient rather than documenting while the patient talks
- Increases efficiency of the provider – many providers spend up to 50% of their time documenting
- Makes the provider record a more complete document for clinical communication, billing, legal and quality assurance
Benefits of Being a Scribe
- Be a respected member and integral part of the Emergency Medicine team
- Observe numerous patients with injuries and disease
- Be exposed to different medical specialists
- Become fluent in the “language of medicine”
- Become accustomed to electronic medical record documentation
- Prepare for medical/PA school interviews
- Master note taking skills
- And so much more!