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A medical scribe accompanies a physician or advanced practice provider (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, physician assistant, etc.) throughout their shift to document the various patient encounters.

Scribes are integral members of the healthcare team, providing real-time charting for providers and performing a variety of helpful tasks throughout their shifts, including handling phone calls, retrieving lab reports and managing other duties as needed to improve physician efficiency.

Being a scribe provides a wonderful opportunity to get exposure to the world of medicine. You may:

  • Gain first-hand experience working in a clinical setting
  • Learn more about various medical 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
  • Witness procedures such as injections, central lines and intubations
  • Build your resume and make it stand out with real-world experience

iScribeMD provides comprehensive training that includes classroom instruction, self-study and bedside training.

Pay varies based on your geographic location.

  • Minimum of a high school diploma; college students interested in healthcare preferred
  • Keyboard/typing proficiency (40 WPM or higher)
  • Ability to learn and apply basic medical terminologies and techniques
  • Ability to recognize and respect delicate and confidential patient information
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Project management skills

No. iScribeMD provides the required scribe training.

You will be provided specific hospital electronic medical record (EMR) training.

Education verification and any current and/or previous employment verification.

Scribes are required to work three eight-hour shifts per week. We hire scribes to work specific shifts based on their availability.

All equipment and uniforms (scrubs) are provided by the company.

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