What is A Scribe?
A medical scribe is a relatively new position which consists of a non-clinical member of a health care team who specializes in documenting provider-patient encounters in real time. It is a role that affords great opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.
Becoming a scribe can serve as a stepping stone providing rewarding experiences prior to applying to a post-graduate school or program in the healthcare field, or the beginning of a long and rewarding career. Our scribes leave with valuable experiences and relationships that will follow them in whatever endeavor they pursue.
A medical scribe, depending on their providers’ preferences, will prep a chart on the EMR, follow a physician into a room, and document the interaction between the patient and the physician in real-time into the EMR. The scribe can solicit and review past medical charts, labs, and document admission or discharge instructions, and perform any tasks that are within the scope of the practice.
You do not need to have any past medical experience to become a scribe, but you must have an interest in healthcare, be highly motivated, responsible, and communicative. To become a scribe, you must have a High School Diploma or equivalent, you must be highly proficient in typing and utilizing a computer, and be at least 18 years old. We also ask for a 24 month commitment.
Once hired, you will go through extensive training focusing on the methodology and practice of medicine to ensure a strong foundation for medical documentation. We will train you on site specific EMR use as well as site specific medical terminology.
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BECOMING A SCRIBE