A medical scribe is someone who accompanies the Physician or Advanced Practice Provider throughout their shift to document the various patient encounters. Scribes have become integral members of the healthcare team, providing real-time charting for providers and performing a variety of helpful tasks throughout their shifts.
Interested in a career in the medical field?
What is a Medical Scribe?
What characteristics are we looking for?
Enthusiastic individuals who are interested in experiencing first hand what it is to like to work in a healthcare setting. The ability to handle and adapt quickly in a high pressure environment while managing multiple priorities. Potential applicants should be able to commit to at least one year, preferably two, and be willing to work evenings, holidays, and weekends.
Why Become a Scribe?
- Gain first-hand experience working in a clinical setting
- Learn more about various meidcal professions by working alongside doctors, PAs, NPs, nurses, etc.
- Observe the medical decision making process at various stages in the process.
- Review radiology studies, EKGs and laboratory results with a provider.
- Potential to witness procedures such as injections, central lines, intubations, etc.
- Make your resume stand out with real-world experience.
I was at a crossroads in my career ambitions and working with iScribeMD in the ED reinvigorated my desire to pursue the medical field. The first hand experience of being a scribe will surely benefit me in the long run.
Working as a scribe has a wonderful experience. I cannot think of another job that would have better prepared me for a career in medicine, as I had the opportunity to observe physician's practicing and interacting with their patients daily. I would recommend this job to anyone interested in a career in medicine.
Being a Scribe during nursing school has been incredible. The experience is unbelievable. I know I will be a better nurse in the near future because I was a Scribe. I was able to see patient care from all angles and was constantly improving my critical thinking skills
I'm grateful for the experience and knowledge I've obtained while working as a ED Scribe. #ScribeSoHard
Working for iScribe has been a great experience. The people I have met and the experiences I have had confirmed that medicine in the correct career for me. I have no doubt that the skills I have developed working as a scribe will help me be a better clinician in my future career.
After being in medical school for only two weeks, I already feel more prepared than the majority of students here from my experiences with iScribeMD. During our first clinical evaluation last week I received many compliments from my instructors about my calm and advanced bedside manner which I attribute to the hundreds of patient interactions I observed. I am the only student in my small group that does not start sweating at the thought of seeing a patient or taking an HPI. While I realized that working in the ER would help me in medical school, I did not realize how many different areas it would help me and how early on in my medical career I would notice the effects. Everyday thus far there has been a topic discussed in one of my lectures, labs, or clinical experiences that I had learned or seen previously in the ER. Amazing!