WHAT WE LOOK FOR
PASSION FOR HEALTHCARE
We tell all candidates the same thing: this isn't a job you pursue for money. You can make a similar hourly rate taking another part-time job. The most important factor in being successful as a scribe is having a passion for it. If you have the passion, we'll HAPPILY train you as long as it takes to become great at it.
PROFICIENT IN MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
We'll provide you with the resources every step of the way, including material to study medical terminology. However, if you apply with proficiency in medical terminology, you will jump to the front of the line. You won't just be expected to understand what's being said, you'll learn how to translate what a patient says and input the correct language in the notes. So, it's kind of important.
Remember....you're typing what the healthcare provider is saying! And, while there are a few shortcuts here and there that you'll learn, you will be responsible for getting the physician's words in the record. For those of you that grew up primarily texting on your phones, there are ways of improving your typing speed dramatically that you can find online. We prefer 65+ words per minute.
COMPUTER & APPLICATIONS PROFICIENCY
You will be navigating an electronic health record and will be trained on how to do so quickly and efficiently. It's critical that you know your way around a laptop.
ABILITY TO STAY COOL UNDER PRESSURE
Is the doctor going too fast? Is the NP a little more stressed than usual? Are you dealing with a personal issue with your best friend? These things happen. But you have to be able to remain calm and focused throughout your shift. This job doesn't allow for mistakes, even if your lead is going to double check your charts.
PROFESSIONALISM & DEPENDABILITY
Being on time means being ten minutes early. In clean, pressed scrubs. Looking and smelling your best. Not 90% of the time. Every shift you're scheduled.
Being dependable means studying on the weekend because you know you have a 4-hour shift on Monday with a big quiz following it. And being professional means knowing your role and executing it consistently.