Why do you require an 18-month commitment?
The reason we require an 18-month commitment is three-fold:
- To maintain continuity in the program, we cannot have 100% turnover every year.
- The investment the program put into each scribe during the training period is an expensive undertaking during each hire. We spend a minimum of $750 in training costs for each new scribe hire.
- It takes at least 5-6 months before you are proficient at this job because there is so much to learn. You really want to have this opportunity for two years because the real learning begins once you are good at your job.
Do I need a background in medicine to apply to the Scribe Program?
No. While previous medical involvement may add to your experience as a scribe, we do not require previous experience. We conduct a comprehensive training program that will teach you everything you need to know. You do need to be able to multitask and have a drive to learn. Knowing anatomy and medical terminology are a plus.
As a scribe, will I always work with the same doctor?
No. Each scribe is scheduled to work within a designated are of the ED for the duration of a single shift, however, we encourage our Scribes to float when needed and help busier areas. It is actually exciting and beneficial to you that you learn the different styles of so many doctors. Each location has a different dynamic in patient clientele, which also adds to the learning experience.
Is it necessary to turn in all of the additional items (CV, recommendations) with the application, or may I email them separately?
Yes, it is imperative that you upload all additional items with your application submission. Due to the high volume of application received every hire, only qualified applicants submissions will be considered for an interview.