NACS - Scribes

Scribes

Join our team as a Scribe in the bustling Emergency Room setting, where you’ll collaborate closely with our physicians and APPs, ensuring seamless documentation and organization of vital patient information. With our comprehensive training manual and immersive one-month “hands-on” program, new scribes gain invaluable experience working alongside seasoned professionals. Embark on this rewarding journey with us and become an essential part of our dedicated healthcare team.

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Benefits of Being a NACS Scribe

  • Learn the responsibilities of being a physician.
  • Observe numerous patients with injuries and disease.
  • Craft an individual clinical style by learning from different doctors.
  • Be exposed to different medical specialties.
  • Become fluent in the language of medicine.
  • Become accustomed to electronic medical record documentation.
  •  Improve time management skills.
  • Master medical note taking skills.
  • Flexible schedule: all scribes work some days, some nights, some weekends, and some holidays.
  • Extensive training
  • Physicians that treat you like a team member.
  • Social events with physicians and other scribes.
  • Premed program to help you prepare your medical school or PA school application including mock interviews.
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At NACS, being a scribe is more than just a job; it’s a comprehensive program designed to offer a rich clinical experience within a supportive, family-like environment. We’re committed to empowering our scribes to excel by providing robust support and learning opportunities alongside passionate physicians who enjoy teaching. Our aim extends beyond the present; we encourage ongoing mentorship from former scribes now in medical school, fostering a supportive network for those following in their footsteps.

If you have a question for our NACS team, please contact hr@emnacs.com.

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Scribe FAQ

  1. To maintain continuity in the program, we need to manage turnover.
  2. The one-month training period is an extensive undertaking each year and a significant investment
  3. It takes at least 3-4 months before you are proficient at this job because there is so much to learn. The real learning begins once you are proficient.

No. While previous medical experience may add to your experience as a scribe, we do not require previous experience. We conduct a comprehensive training program that will teach you everything you need to know. You do need to be able to multitask and have a drive to learn. Anatomy and medical terminology are a plus.

No. Each scribe is scheduled to work alongside a single doctor for the duration of a single shift, but is typically scheduled to work with a different doctor each shift because we cover over 700 shifts per month while scheduling around 85 different scribe schedules. It is actually exciting and beneficial to you that you learn the different styles of so many doctors. Each location has a different dynamic in patient clientele, which also adds to the learning experience.

You may email them separately or together. We need the application, transcripts and typing test to schedule your interview.

The following is an itemization of the immunizations you are required to obtain by federal law. If offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of the following:

  • Tuberculosis: Evidence-based certification that shows you are free of active tuberculosis. Test must be administered within the last 6 months.
  • Chicken Pox (Varicella): You must have physician documentation that you had Chicken Pox as a child, the vaccine or a titer showing you are immune to the disease.
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): Proof of 2 Measles vaccinations, 2 Mumps vaccinations, and 1 Rubella vaccine.
  • Tetanus: Tetanus/Diphtheria shot every ten years.
  • Hepatitis B: Series of three vaccinations.
  • COVID: 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna or 1 dose of Johnson and Johnson.

Don’t worry, if you are hired you will need to visit your primary care physician or a clinic to obtain the necessary vaccinations or titers to prove you have completed your immunizations.

Due to the nature of the ER, shift times can vary widely but typically shift times are 6-10 hours long. During a single shift, the scribe will likely work with only one doctor.  We staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

As such, we try to work around each scribe’s academic schedule and never schedule scribes to work during class. Likewise, we expect each scribe to be very flexible. All scribes are expected to work some days, some nights, some weekends, and some holidays. We take into consideration volunteer commitments, sports and religious requests, but in the end, we need to cover our shifts and at times, may ask you to be extra flexible.

Our scribes work about 1000 hours per year which equates to about 10-12 shifts per month. However, there may be months when you will be asked to work additional hours. The 1000-hour target allows us to give some time off for family events or volunteer opportunities (as long as we are able to cover all of our shifts). We currently hire year-round depending on staffing requirements. Scribes need to have flexibility in their schedules that will allow them to be scheduled for those 10 – 12 shifts per month. We do our best to be flexible with scribes are applying for or accepted into medical, physician assistant or nurse practitioners’ school.