Schenectady, New York - Posted on: Thursday 04/10/14
The scribe will work one on one with board certified emergency physicians and physician assistants assisting with documentation for each patient evaluated by the health care provider. It is an exceptional opportunity for any student interested in medicine to gain first-hand experience following a physician or physician's assistant in an emergency department setting.
The role of a scribe is to closely collaborate with their assigned ER provider by documenting the history of each patient evaluated, the provider’s physical examination, the results of laboratory/radiological studies ordered, and the eventual diagnosis and disposition. Becoming a scribe provides the student with first rate exposure to medical terminology, disease processes, emergency procedures, medications, and the medical decision making process performed by ER providers.
This job is not for everyone; the complexity of the material and fast-paced environment necessitate that only the sharpest and most motivated students succeed as a scribe. We are looking for dependable and hard working employees that have a desire for an eventual career in medicine, or are interested in learning more about careers in medicine. There are multiple shifts, both day and night and each shift consists of following a single physician, usually lasting 8-12 hours. It is expected that each scribe can commit to 2 shifts per week for at least 2 years, or 4 shifts per week for 1 year.