The purpose of this position is to handle time-consuming clerical responsibilities for physicians during patient encounters. Scribes accompany a physician and directly observe patient encounters. This position accurately documents the events and decision-making in a manner that results in appropriate medical charting. The Medical Scribe also completes clerical activities necessary to assist with processing of physician orders for tests and medications. By accomplishing the time-consuming clerical duties that otherwise would be assigned to a physician, Scribes enable physicians to spend more time with individual patients and increase the overall flow of patients in the department. This role is relevant because physicians are highly trained for direct patient care and any clerical activity is a less efficient use of their health care expertise and efforts.
MISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALS
MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.
VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.
SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.
Education and Experience
Medical Assistant: Graduate of an accredited Associate's Degree Medical Assistant program and current certification through AAMA or similar organization Certified is required. Previous medical office experience is desired.
Knowledge & Skills
Demonstrates knowledge of and competency in performing patient care procedures, observations, treatments and techniques utilized by facility.
Requires ability to perform veni puncture.
Demonstrates high level of interpersonal and communication skills necessary to consistently receive and greet visitors, clients, and staff members in a professional manner.
Demonstrates well developed communication skills to communicate effectively and clearly to a variety of internal and external contacts.
Requires knowledge of billing, office procedures and computer skills.
Demonstrates analytical skills necessary to solve patient problems and interpret data.
Promotes collaboration and innovation in the clinical services to ensure an interdisciplinary approach to improving health care delivery and the quality of patient care.
Requires ability to perform EKG's and other procedures applicable to the practice.
Ability to observe and to draft a narrative account of events accurately and cogently, in grammatically-correct English.
Ability to spell, proofread and edit written text.
Recognition of physical exam process and ability to record exam details.
Organizational skills with focus on tracking patient care and improving patient flow.
Have a solid understanding of quality measures and payer requirements for wellness.
Be proficient in ICD-10 requirements for documentation purposes.
Works in a physician office environment.
May require lifting or positioning of patients.
Flexible hours and work schedule required.
Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs, lift at least 50 pounds, to position/lift patients of various sizes and weights, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.