What does it take to become an MSC Medical Scribe?

Beyond the innate attributes that are necessary for an individual to become a great scribe; qualities like maturity, professionalism, organizational skills, a strong constitution, a drive to motivate their physician, and the emotional intelligence to navigate the stresses and the stressed of a department, certain objective qualifications are needed. Foremost among them is a commitment to personal betterment as a scribe, through both time and effort. The demands of clinical support work require ongoing effort and a recognition that real progress will only be made through extensive experience. Prospective scribes will also have to demonstrate the skills necessary to efficient and accurate work: evidence of a fast typing speed for electronic medical records and of legible handwriting for written charts. Finally, as with any other competitive position, prospective Medical Scribes will need to demonstrate the merits they possess that differentiate them from other applicants. A strong resume, cover letter, transcript, and reference will decide who is best suited to the few positions available.

Applicants selected from the initial application pool will be invited to participate in a panel interview conducted by an MSC representative, a senior medical scribe, and a member of the medical community. Those selected from the interview process will be provided with preclinical training, the costs for which will be borne by MSC. Following the completion of MSC’s proprietary CAMELOT Medical Scribe Training Program, as well as mandatory training in patient confidentiality, infection prevention, patient management and workplace safety, prospective hires will be tested for their knowledge and competency. Those who have achieved the necessary passing grade on these tests will move on to the final stage of preclinical training, in a classroom-based training and evaluation session. Upon completion of preclinical training, the new Medical Scribe in Training will participate in a site orientation, as well as any other mandatory site-specific training or certifications mandated by the clinic or hospital in question. The Medical Scribe in Training will then complete a period of on-site clinical training, under the direct supervision of both a physician and a Medical Scribe Supervisor. Continuous evaluation and feedback are provided during this time. Once deemed able to work independently by both the Supervisor and physician, the new hire will be recognized as having completed their training and will be considered certified to work as an MSC Medical Scribe.

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