Emergency Department Medical Scribe at ScribeAmerica
almost 2 years ago
I believe the key to succeeding at ScribeAmerica is in being passionate about the opportunity to work along side emergency physicians as they treat patients. It can be a physically challenging job as some shifts will require you to be on your feet following the physician for hours as you simultaneously document electronic health records. If you truly enjoy what you are doing, however, I think that will allow you to be successful.
A few essentials that are needed to succeed include a fast typing speed, ability to multitask efficiently, methods to stay organized, and the ability to learn quickly. This can be a fast paced job at times, especially when we see patients back to back, and you have to be able to have the charts ready to go when your provider wants to disposition them. You are expected to start completing charts on the second day of training with minimal corrections, which means learning quickly is a must. Providers will often speak quickly or give you a lot of information at once, so your typing speed has to be quick too. There are multiple occasions where you will be completing a chart and the provider will dictate evaluations or results to you for a different patient, so you need to be able to make that switch and multitask. While these aspects are important for getting the job itself done, it's also important to have a positive and professional attitude, as we are consistently evaluated by our providers, and multiple poor evaluations can lead to possible termination.
To succeed with ScribeAmerica once must have a passion for medicine, ability to balance school and work, fast-typing computer skills, and the hunger for learning on a daily basis. Becoming a Scribe is no easy feat; future employees go through three weeks of rigorous classroom training to prepare for a ScribeAmerica exam, two weeks of intense floor training, and then being able to balance multiple patients at once in the fast past environment of the emergency department. Continued success with ScribeAmerica takes hard work, dedication, and constantly learning and absorbing new information every time you are on a shift.
Former Quality Assurance Specialist at ScribeAmerica
about 2 years ago
To succeed in ScribeAmerica, one must successfully pass the pre-training period, which consists of two different steps. The first step includes in-person classroom training that is around 2-3 weeks long. During this time, the trainer will lead instruction on how to properly fill out a patient chart and will provide medical terminology used in the unit you will be hired on. For example, I was hired in the Adult Emergency Department, so I was provided medical information that was specific to the Adult ED. I was then later transferred to a pediatric ED, where I had to re-train specific to pediatrics. The second step of the training process is a final exam, where you will apply and study everything learned in classroom training to be successful on this exam. One must pass the final exam with a 95% in order to become a medical scribe. The classroom training materials well prepare you to succeed on this exam. If you study them thoroughly, there is a high chance of passing.