What are Medical Scribes?
Medical Scribes specialize in the documentation of provider-patient encounters in real time. They have the critical responsibility of charting, which ultimately allows the provider to spend more time interacting with the patient and providing patient care. Scribes compile the information from the provider and the patient and enter it into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Essentially, scribes act as the personal assistant to the provider, updating them on completed patient results and new information. Scribes work directly with the provider to ensure accurate charting as well as gain invaluable knowledge while shadowing the provider during each patient encounter.
Scribing is a great shadowing experience and I have learned how to get proper histories and exams. I am also learning how physicians work together through consults. I’m learning a significant amount about medications as well and why certain tests and scans are ordered.” – Kylie Hawks, pre-med student
Why be a Medical Scribe?
Joining the team of Medical Scribes offers a rare opportunity to gain practical experience in the medical field by documenting every aspect of a patient’s encounter. Scribes are not only shadowing the physician, but they also learn the medical decision making behind each encounter. They learn about medications, the pathology of certain diseases, etc.
Medical Scribes that work in the Emergency Department are far more experienced than those in other settings, as the Emergency Department treats a myriad of different diseases, injuries, and complaints.
Any person who is interested in a pre-health profession, or has a desire to work in the health field would benefit largely from a position as a medical scribe. Scribes work one-on-one with a daily provider who acts as a mentor and provides knowledge outside of any textbook or classroom setting. Obtaining a position as a medical scribe is highly competitive and is an exceedingly rewarding experience. Apply now!
A large majority of my knowledge in medicine can be attributed to scribing as it allows me to witness and be a part of, the process in which medical professionals treat and diagnose patients. Not only do I believe that it will provide me an educational advantage when it comes to medical school, it will also provide me with an interesting subject matter to discuss during interviews with medical schools.” – Arundeep Singh, pre-med student.
Why join INScribe?
Unlike other large, corporate-based scribe companies, INScribe offers a valuable experience coupled with great administration and providers. Our providers develop professional relationships with scribes and make every shift in the Emergency Department enjoyable. INScribe administration knows how to cater to each scribe, as all administration personnel were once scribes (or still are!).
All scribes receive weekly feedback as well as monthly statistics regarding progress. Our scribes participate in the Scribe Bonus Program in which all scribes are rewarded based on their progress. We offer competitive pay rates and an enjoyable work environment as well!