I have actually worked my way up in the company at ScribeAmerica as a project manager and I have a lot of experience with recruitment and hiring. The best questions to ask are about the required time commitment, the type of speciality that the scribe will be working in determines their work hours/availability to work, and what kind of training is involved to be prepared to become a solo medical scribe.
Ask the recruiter about their training process. ScribeAmerica tested us during the interview for some medical info and for typing speed. But they had a very comprehensive set of training to prepare us for the job. This helped a lot! I had primary care training and GI training and learning these diseases and common terms was crucial to the process. Also don’t be afraid to ask about wage and how they support their scribes. Is there someone scribes can reach out to if there are problems within their placement? Or if they have questions? Check on your wage and your support system/infrastructure there!
Always ask if your schedule works with the company. They’re looking for people to work with providers from 8AM-5PM on a consistent schedule. Another question to ask if there is availability for you to start working after training. I didn’t get scheduled until a month or two after training but that was also due to my schedule.
What does a typical day look like? What specialties could I work in? What facilities are hiring in this area? Are there any perks associated with this job? Does this job offer any benefits such as medical or dental? What attire would I be wearing? Will this help me with my future in medicine? Are there many opportunities for advancement?