You have already taken the first steps in your career and your future by deciding to pursue a very fulfilling career in the field of medicine. You are passionate about patient care, and you are looking to achieve even more professionally. Becoming a medical scribe is a great next step to take to immerse yourself in the world you have chosen to participate.
A medical scribe specializes in managing patient charts and assists the doctors on staff during appointments to generate patient records as well as referral letters, and they are also responsible for managing and sorting medical documents within the EHR system.
What is the EHR System?
EHR stands for Electronic Health Record and simply put, it is just an electronic version of a patient's healthcare history including demographics, progress notes, treatments, medications, and all other vital information that is available on a patient’s healthcare provider.
Doctors had been solely responsible for transferring these records electronically, and this has significantly decreased the amount of time that they can spend with their patient’s. The decreased appointment time can lead to an overworked doctor, higher wait times for patients, and a lower quality of individualized care.
Qualities of a Good Medical Scribe
- Passion for the field of medicine and high-quality patient care
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Office and other clerical knowledge, including computer efficiency
- Dedicated to being the physician’s right hand
- Wants to gain knowledge in the medical field, including learning terminology
- Should be self-motivated and eager to learn
- Can handle all responsibilities while maintaining a high level of professionalism
Reasons to Consider Becoming a Scribe
If you are willing to learn and have a passion for medicine then becoming a medical scribe can gain you a greater understanding of medical terminology as well as how clinical settings work whether it be the emergency department, private clinics, or outpatient and other specialty clinics.
You will be on the right track toward thinking like a professional medical healthcare provider. By assisting the doctor, you will gain knowledge and an understanding of how the system works and what the patients are looking for when it comes to their care and how they are treated.
You will also gain clinical experience which is vital if you are working toward becoming a doctor or other position in the medical community.
Competitive pay rates are available as well as full time or part time positions. At ProScribe MD we hire and train these professionals and ensure that they are efficient and knowledgeable in all aspects of a clinical environment. You will become confident and motivated, and the learning possibilities are endless.
Becoming a medical scribe is a rewarding experience and will give you that upper hand and advantage if you are in medical school. Due to the flexibility of scheduling, you will still be able to focus on your studies while gaining that hands-on knowledge you so desperately seek to advance in your field. You will make a difference and have a positive impact on the doctors you assist, as well as the patients that you see.