My time as a scribe was immensely helpful as I started my educational journey to becoming an emergency medicine physician. Scribe Day is an excellent way to continue to grow those connections with industry leaders and to help our scribes achieve their career goals.”
Medical Scribe Careers
Your Career in Healthcare Starts Here
Medical scribes are valued members of our healthcare team, as they allow our providers to focus on taking care of our patients. Our scribes receive invaluable experience in clinical settings, working side by side with healthcare providers in emergency departments, inpatient departments, and outpatient settings such as oncology and primary care clinics.
What is a Scribe?
Vituity’s scribe program has grown from exclusively serving emergency departments to now serving inpatient departments and outpatient settings such as oncology and primary care clinics.
Scribes document patients’ medical histories and physical exams as they work with Vituity healthcare providers in the emergency department. They also work closely with our hospitalists in intensive care, telemetry, medical-surgical, and other units to help with documentation of admissions, rounding, and discharge.
Our scribes are trained in medical terminology and documentation. They receive customized training using the Electronic Health Record (EHR) or documentation system specific to their hospital.
Scribes do not perform any clinical duties, nor do they provide direct patient care. But they assist with a number of important tasks and play a key role in allowing physicians to spend more time with patients.
A scribe’s role primarily consists of the following:
- Documentation of inpatient admissions, rounding, and discharges
- Documentation of the clinical encounter and diagnostic studies
- Tracking the progress of diagnostic studies
- Alerting the provider when studies have been completed
- Reviewing charts for proper and complete documentation
- Preparing discharge summaries and sending them to PCPs
Typically, scribes are either undergraduates or post-baccalaureate students with an interest in the healthcare field. Most (but not all) scribes have the intention of attending medical, physician assistant, or nursing school.
The Benefits of Being a Vituity Scribe
We invest in our scribes throughout their commitment and beyond, with unique programs you won’t find anywhere else.
Vituity hosts multiple events throughout the year designed to support our scribes who are pursuing careers as advanced providers or physicians. During these special events, scribes will have direct access to resources focused on finances (loans/grants/debt/etc.), application processes, and the opportunity to meet and ask questions of PA/Medical School admission officers.
Vituity offers a unique opportunity for our scribes to form a direct connection with a Vituity clinician who will act as a mentor.
Scribes who qualify and are accepted into the mentorship program will receive one on one support with things like applications for educational programs, networking, research opportunities and personalized advice for professional growth.
Scribe Alumni Program
The benefits of being a Vituity scribe don’t end when your commitment does. We have a large network of alumni Scribes and a robust program designed to support you on your career path within healthcare.
We want to see our scribe alumni succeed in their pursuit of a career in healthcare. As a scribe alum you will receive career resources, invites to Vituity-hosted events, including Scribe Day, and a continued connection to a nationwide network of alumni that makes it easy to connect with other alumni in your area.
Unlike other scribe programs, Vituity scribe alumni continue their access to the important connections they have made including connecting with recruiters and with Vituity clinicians and mentors.
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