Built on decades of experience, working with physicians on over a dozen EMRs, I Am Scribe University™ (Scribe U™) is your free pass to classroom work coupled with on-the-floor residency shifts.
Medical scribes work alongside medical providers in the emergency room, urgent care facilities or outpatient clinics, inputting information into patients’ medical charts in real time. They also perform many advanced workflow duties that relieve the burdens of paperwork and documentation from busy healthcare providers. Each shift, you will be assigned to work with a doctor or physician assistant.You will enter the patient’s room with the provider to document the subjective and objective portions of the chart, in addition to all treatment and follow-up care directly into the medical record in real time.
PhysAssist Scribes will be responsible for recording patient information in the proper HPI format, from medical history and chief complaints to consultations. Additional duties include transcribing physical examinations and documenting test results, including scan and EKG interpretations, plus accurately noting follow-up care and recommendations.
Shifts range from six to 12 hours, depending on the facility. A full-time PhysAssist Scribe can expect to work between 30 to 40 hours a week, and a part-time scribe will work between 12 to 30 hours per week.
PhysAssist Scribes are highly motivated and driven individuals on a pre-health career track who are at least 18 years old. No prior clinical experience is required, but a GPA of 2.8+ is preferred. Must be proficient in English; fluency in secondary languages is a plus.
A PhysAssist Scribe must have strong writing skills, be an active listener and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency on a PC is a must. We are looking for team players with a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, high level of maturity, discretion and utmost professionalism.
Full-time employees must commit to work for a minimum of one year and part-time hires must work for two years. Like the doctors you support, you will be expected to work some weekends, overnight shifts and occasional holidays. We are committed to your growth, so the better you perform the more likely you will be to advance your scribe career as a Trainer Scribe, Certified Trainer Scribe, Chief Scribe or as a member of our corporate office.
We understand that a happy scribe does better work. We will work with you to be sure that your shift schedule works with your school schedule. You are given a month’s notice to submit requests for days off for MCATs, exams or school interviews. In the event you have to take off unexpectedly, you’ll work closely with your Chief Scribe to ensure your shift is always covered. Doctors can’t miss a shift in the hospital; neither do PhysAssist Scribes.
Our proprietary I Am Scribe University™ (Scribe U™) is available at no cost, including approximately 40 hours of coursework over seven days, which you can complete from home. This course is at no cost to you. You will then be required to take an EMR and facility specific course, typically a few hours, at the facility where you will be working, followed by a minimum of eight residency shifts in your facility, paired with a trainer scribe. Our scribes are paid for the residency portion of their training.
THE JOURNEY OF A PHYSASSIST SCRIBE
PhysAssist Scribes are active and valuable members of ED and clinic treatment teams. You are trained on how to thoroughly document patient medical histories in real time while working alongside physicians from shift start to end. In addition, you perform advanced workflow tasks, giving you a rare inside perspective on what it is like to work in a hospital before you become a doctor or a PA. From the moment you apply to the second you become a full-fledged scribe, you are on the fast track to a better future in medicine.