Affilion Scribes at MountainView Regional Medical Center is now accepting applications for positions starting May 2017. Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
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WHAT IS A SCRIBE?
The overall objective of the Scribe is to expedite patient flow through the Emergency Department and to decrease the duration of individual patient visits. The time spent by a physician writing a patient's history and physical, test results, discharge instructions and prescriptions is, on average, equal to the actual time spent with the patient. In other words, fifty percent of a physician's time is spent writing. The Scribe most often facilitates patient flow by sub serving these functions of writing a history and recording test results. The Scribe accompanies the physician on patient examinations in order to abstract and transcribe a history (including pertinent positives and negatives) during the physician's interview of that patient. The Scribe then records the results of the tests when the lab returns them. When the physician and the Scribe leave the patient, the physician will quickly review and sign the chart, prescriptions, et cetera, thus making any amendments necessary as the physician remains ultimately responsible for the patient record. The pair then moves on to the next patient. It is important to remember the Scribe is the physician's representative in such cases and should act appropriately, recognizing the team approach to patient care.
Accompany the physician and physician assistant into the exam room and document the following:
-History of the patient's chief complaint
-Review of Systems
-Past medical and surgical history
-Allergies, medications, family and social history
-Keep track of and enter lab values and results of imaging studies
-Look up pertinent past medical records
WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE A SCRIBE?
The job of a scribe is not intended for those who need a source of income. Instead, being a scribe is an opportunity for all those who are interested in the health field to see what professionals do first hand. You will be working with ER physicians, physician assistants, nurses, etc. You will learn how medicine is practiced and what influences the decision of the physicians along with gaining knowledge of numerous medications, disease processes, diagnostic tests and therapies.
-Must be 18 years old
-Prior clinical experience is recommended but not required
-A minimum GPA of 3.3
We're looking for hardworking, highly motivated individuals who are eager to learn and work.
Scribes are expected to work the following shifts:
On average, each scribe works 12 hours a week. This is a part-time job, therefore, the maximum hours that can be worked a week is ~19 hours (3 shifts per week).
Scribes are paid minimum wage ($9.20/hr). Even though the pay is minimal, the vast amount of knowledge and experience gained while working side by side with our providers is invaluable.
HOW TO APPLY
please send us an email with your resume and cover letter attached to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered. If you have any questions, please direct them to the same email.