The commitments outlined below are non-negotiable. This program requires a significant commitment of time and energy, but no more so than a medical school or residency program. If medicine is your path, the Scribe Program will prepare you to excel in your future endeavors.
We are looking for applicants that can give an 18-month commitment to the program. Special consideration, for a 1-year commitment, may be given to those in a gap year and currently applying to Medical or Physician Assistant School who could be accepted and may not be able to complete the two-year requirement. Our full-time scribes work a maximum of 40 hours per week, which equates to about 16 shifts per month. Our part-time scribes work a maximum of 20 hours per week, which equates to about 8 shift per month.
Due to the nature of the ED, shift times vary widely. We staff multiple emergency departments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. As such, if you are a student we can work around your school schedule and will never schedule scribes to work during class. Likewise, we expect each scribe to be very flexible. All scribes are expected to work some days, some nights, some weekends, and some holidays. We will take into consideration volunteer commitments and religious requests, but in the end, we need to cover our shifts and may have to ask you to be extra flexible at times.
Scribe shifts are 10 hours long. During a single shift, the scribe will likely work with a variety of providers including doctors, residents, PAs and ARNPs.
Applicants must commit to work in all areas and locations of the Emergency Department. Individual scribe preferences will be considered, but the decision to assign scribes among the hospitals ultimately lies with the Scribe manager. A car or reliable transportation is necessary to make sure you can get to your shifts on time.