Becoming A Scribe At Their Side
As a member of the Scrivas team, you will always have us at your side as you begin your journey in the field of healthcare. Becoming a scribe is a highly rewarding experience!
BECOME A SCRIBE
A medical scribe is a non-clinical member of a health care team who specializes in documenting provider-patient encounters in real-time. It is a role that affords great opportunity for learning for individuals interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.
Becoming a scribe can serve as a stepping stone, providing rewarding experiences prior to applying to a post-graduate school or program in the healthcare field, or the beginning of a long and rewarding career. Our scribes leave with valuable experiences and relationships that will follow them in whatever endeavor they pursue.
BECOMING A SCRIBE
My experience at Scrivas has helped me in many aspects of life. It has helped me mature, fall more in love with medicine and inspire me to push harder to reach my goal of becoming an MD. I have learned a lot more than I thought I would have and have built many relationships with professionals that I can look up to and will help/push me to reach my goals.
Scribing with Scrivas has given me the opportunity to learn an overwhelming amount in the health care field. I have been able to observe and most importantly, learn first-hand about the duties and responsibilities of other health care professions. I have had the privilege to learn and use different EMR systems that will better prepare me in my future career when documenting for my patients. It has also given me the chance to shadow the practice of patient care; from assessment, to evaluation, treatment plan, and follow up. This job has shown me how to always put the patients’ needs first and how to go about handling difficult situations. Being a scribe has taught me underlining skills such as how to work in an intense environment, working under the pressure, time management, thinking quick on your feet, working efficiently as a team alongside your coworkers, and even planning ahead for your shift. Besides having had the chance to work in different health care environments such as the emergency room, ambulatory care practices, with adults, and pediatrics; being a scribe allowed me the opportunity to observe and learn from physicians about different procedures, and even their thought process behind treating a patient. Over all I am so grateful for the opportunities that working as a scribe has given me in preparation for my future career as a nurse.
I started working as a Scrivas scribe in August of 2019 for the breast oncology clinic and then moved to the genetics clinic in January 2020. Everyone I have worked with has always been welcoming and appreciative of my work. I have built such a great relationship with everyone that allows for great team cohesiveness and efficiency. As a scribe I have learned how to properly document physician notes, significantly increased my knowledge of medical terminology, witness physician-patient interactions every day and so much more. I love being a scribe and it has truly helped me in my own personal pursuit to becoming a physician.
Working as an ER scribe gave me an opportunity to work side-by-side with physicians, build relationships with them and learn from them. I learned a great deal about how physicians think, the challenges physicians face and how they overcome them. This experience made me stand out as a medical school applicant, as I was able to show that I understand much about the profession before having already entered it. While being a scribe is challenging at times, the rewards were immeasurable, and I will forever be grateful for this opportunity.
As a medical scribe for Scrivas, I facilitate a physician's work day by, documenting all patient encounters. This allows physicians to truly devote all their attention to their patients rather than clerical duties, and therefore, save even more lives. As a future physician myself, scribing has provided me with the opportunity to begin learning about medicine before entering medical school. I get to learn from experienced doctors and mid-levels, as well as patients. I will continue to assist the wonderful physicians I work with and my hope is to be as amazing as they are, one day.
I started with this company four years ago this month and it has been one of the best experiences. This job has given me the opportunity to not only boost my resume and give me some healthcare experience but to also learn from some of the most amazing and kind healthcare workers, including physicians, NPs, PAs, nurses, and techs in the ERs and Urgent Cares where I work. Trust me, the knowledge I have gained from scribing has given me the upper hand in nursing school. Some advice? Take advantage of watching every procedure you can, even if it's the millionth time that you've seen it or if it's getting to watch a baby get delivered at 3am, and take note of everything the provider does because I can guarantee you, it'll pop up at some point in your schooling. Never be afraid to ask questions when appropriate and build relationships with your providers as they will eventually be your colleagues and friends. This job has given me a wide variety of experiences in the ER, pediatrics, urgent cares, and oncology, and it has helped me figure out what my next steps are. I look forward to getting to work alongside any of you in the future.