Before interviewing with ScribeAmerica, you should have a general idea of what a medical scribe does and you should be aware of the time commitment and extensive training that is involved to prepare you to become a successful scribe.
An applicant should highlight their interest in medicine/health care and why scribing would help them achieve their career goals. They should also highlight their work strengths that would be useful as a scribe: working efficiently in a fast-paced environment, detail oriented, multitasking abilities, strong communication skills, willingness to learn, responsibility, dependability are some skills I've noticed really make a difference!
I’d say google some quick medical jargon- like how MI stands for Myocardial Infarction. Knowing medical terminology was on my scribe interview exam. Also take an online practice typing test or two. They tested my typing speed and it was really nice that I had already practiced this! I hope this helps!! I had a fantastic experience as a scribe and still visit my physicians often. They’ve offered to write me recommendations and they’re always amazing for advice within the medical field. The scribe contracting company however is not great. So be strong if you do it :)
If you’re hoping to work full time, they might not give you all the hours based on the providers’ schedule and or depending the scribe to provider ratio is. Another tip is to study medical terms prior to the interview, you will learn during training but it’ll be easier if you knew them before.
Main qualities a person should encompass for a medical scribe position is the ability to work well with others with NO EXCEPTIONS, pay close attention to detail, follow strict instruction, work efficiently and with speed.
They prefer a year commitment, but trust me it flies by and employment is stable. Also be aware that this is a job that can turn into a career if you would like, as there are many opportunities for advancement. Some background knowledge in medical terminology will be helpful, since there will be an exam on some basic terminology before training begins. But don't worry, the test is very simple and they give you plenty of time to study beforehand!