Why do you only hire part-time scribes and request a two year commitment?
The reason we require a two-year commitment is three-fold:
- To maintain continuity in the program, we cannot have 100% turnover every year.
- The one-month training period is an expensive undertaking each year. We spend a minimum of $1500 in training costs for each new hire.
- It takes at least 3-4 months before you are proficient at this job because there is so much to learn. You really want to have this opportunity for two years because the real learning begins once you are good at your job.
Do I need a background in medicine to apply to the Scribe Program?
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.
As a scribe, will I always work with the same doctor?
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 800 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.
Is it necessary to turn in all of the additional items with the application, or may I email them separately?
You may email them separately or together. We need the application, transcripts and typing test to schedule your interview.
I can't find my immunization records, what do I do?
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.