Gain real-world experience that prepares you for the challenges of the fast-paced medical field. Become a full-time scribe today.
Scribes are active and valuable members of their healthcare teams, providing real-time charting for physicians by shadowing them throughout their shifts and performing a variety of helpful tasks. As a scribe, you’ll gain rare clinical experiences that help you grow as a person and as a professional. Common duties include:
Full-time scribes work 16-20 shifts per month, or about 4-5 shifts per week. Shifts are generally 8-10 hours long, but this may vary depending upon location.
Each shift, you’ll be assigned a doctor or physician assistant to work alongside. This means you’re in the room during each evaluation, documenting directly from the patient and provider conversation. And that makes you a valuable part of the healthcare revolution and the patient experience.
You will never be scheduled during class, MCAT preparation or medical school interviews. However, at many locations we staff shifts 24 hours per day, so depending on your location be prepared to work days, nights, weekends and holidays.
Our scribe's pay includes paid residency training as they work their way up. After training is complete, you are able to earn advances based on experience, commitment and productivity. Once you have been with PhysAssist Scribes for a period of time, you can become a part of our elite management team and apply to be a Chief Scribe or Certified Trainer Scribe.
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Why should I apply to become a PhysAssist Scribe?
Wages and scheduling
What do scribes earn?
Before starting work, all candidates must pass a pre-employment training course. Wages are set later during residency training. Upon successful completion of all training requirements, scribes are eligible for an elevated pay rate.
Does PhysAssist Scribes offer other, non-scribing career opportunities?
Absolutely. Opportunities are limitless to those who display the core qualities of motivation, dedication, positivity and professionalism. In fact, many of our top executives and managers began their professional careers as scribes. Joining our elite management team and becoming a Chief Scribe or Certified Trainer Scribe is encouraged and attainable with further performance and tenure.
Does PhysAssist offer summer-only scribing positions?
No. This is not an internship, and our hope is to retain our scribe employees as long as possible. The overall on-boarding process takes up to eight weeks. The value of scribing exponentially rises with the more experience you get, so limiting exposure to only a few months creates not only scheduling and operational issues, but also inhibits the scribe’s ability to truly learn.
How much are full-time scribes expected to work?
Full-time scribes work 16-20 shifts per month, which averages to 4-5 shifts a week.
How long is each shift?
Shifts are generally 8-10 hours long, but this may vary depending upon your location.
Do I have to make a long-term commitment to become a scribe?
To achieve the optimal learning experience, we encourage scribes to work two years if part-time and one year if full-time.
How do I decide between scribing full-time and scribing part-time?
If you’re not taking a full course load in school, then full-time may be a good fit. Your schedule decision often depends on multiple factors, including extracurricular activities, other jobs and obligations, etc. Your recruiter will discuss with you the implications of choosing a full-time position and whether or not your availability exhibits the necessary requirements to fulfill that position.
Can I change from full-time to part-time?
Due to scheduling and staffing models, you may not be able to switch from full-time to part-time. This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Will I have to work any other time besides daytime?
Yes, in many locations we staff shifts 24 hours per day so you will be expected to work nights, weekends and holidays. The exact schedule and shift times depend on the location for which you are hired.
What does training to become a scribe involve?
Application/interviewIf I apply today, when can I expect to hear back?
How important are strong typing skills?
Your ability to type quickly and accurately on the electronic medical record is fundamental. You’ll be required to take a dictation/spelling examination to evaluate your proficiency. This is one of the many tools our recruiting department uses to select excellent scribe candidates.
What should I do to prepare for my interview?
We expect you to be punctual, professional and to have an understanding of the job description and training requirements.
How competitive is the recruiting process?
Very. But if you meet our requirements, we want to see you become part of our scribe team! The good news is that we hire new scribes every month, and positions are constantly opening up nationwide for motivated applicants.
How can I check the status of my application after I interview?
If you have not been contacted directly by one of our recruiters in a reasonable amount of time, then you are welcome to email or call us for an application status update.
What if there are no PhysAssist Scribe programs in my area?
With more than 100 locations, we have scribe programs across the United States. If you’re interested in moving to a different location, contact one of our recruiters to discuss your options.
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