Scribe FAQs

Getting Hired

How do I apply to become a scribe?

We appreciate your interest in Vituity and invite you to submit your resume. Click here to go to our job board. If you find a position you want to apply for, click on it, then follow the instructions on the page. Make sure you also take the applicant test; there's a link in each posting.

We are always looking for talented people. If you don't see a job posted for the location you're interested in, we invite you to join our talent community. We will notify you about relevant positions and keep you in mind whenever we have opportunities that match your interests.

If I apply to multiple openings, do I have to take the applicant test multiple times?

No, you only need to take the applicant test once.

How do I know if my resume was received?

You will receive an automatic email acknowledging the receipt of your resume. Please do not respond to this email.

Can I expect to hear from a recruiter after I send my resume?

We will carefully review your resume for the position to which you apply. However, a recruiter will contact you only if your skills and experience are an excellent match for the requirements of the position.

If the location you applied for is not currently hiring, we will keep your resume on file for future openings, and a recruiter may contact you at that time.

I am available to work for more than one year. Can I still be considered?

Absolutely! We value and appreciate our experienced scribes and encourage them to stay with their care teams. We require that scribes work for a minimum of one year, but they can continue for as long they like.

Can I choose to work only during summer/winter breaks from school?

No, we are looking for a commitment of at least one year.

I am available for a year, but I have a school break coming up. Can I start working at one site for the summer and then transfer to another site in the fall?

Since our sites use several different charting systems, it can take a few months to get comfortable working on your own. We ask that you commit to at least one year at the same site.

Should I include non healthcare-related experience on my resume?

Yes. Many job skills are transferable. Your past experience helps us better understand your skills and personal strengths.


Where are your scribe services located?

We have scribe services in several states. Click here for more details.

Do scribes get paid?

Yes, of course. Scribes are valued and important members of the care team. They are not volunteers or interns, and they have real responsibilities.

Do scribes get paid during training?


How many hours a week do scribes work?

Scribes typically work 2–3 shifts per week. They are considered per diem employees (working less than 20 hours a week or 87 hours a month). Shift times vary by location.

What type of shifts do scribes work?

The schedules are different at each of our locations, with shifts starting at various times throughout the day and night. Hospitals are open 24 hours a day, so scribes are sometimes required to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

Do scribes get benefits?

Yes. Part- and full-time scribes are eligible for our benefits packages.

I’m in school. Is the schedule flexible?

We respect your education and work with you when possible to schedule around classes. The scheduler will request your availability approximately one month before school starts.


What is the scribe training curriculum?

  • Classroom education covering anatomy, electronic health records, terminology, and more

  • One-on-one shifts on the floor with a scribe trainer

  • Quizzes, tests, and evaluations throughout training

  • Online reference materials and continuing education

What does scribe training involve?

Scribes complete both classroom and online training, and each new hire completes floor shifts under the guidance of a scribe trainer.

During the training period, scribes are evaluated and tested on the material. Prior to working with physicians, scribes receive evaluations that help them understand both their strengths and areas for growth.

How long does it take for a scribe to be trained?

Training is approximately 6–8 weeks. Inpatient scribes complete additional training modules.

Generally speaking, it takes approximately 3–4 months for a new scribe to feel efficient and comfortable with EMR and patient flow.

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