Learned more than I expected
Medical Scribe (Current Employee) – Ocoee, FL – March 12, 2017
The Emergency doctors at Health Central were so inviting and willing to educate any of the scribes. They taught me how to diagnose and assess patients with specific complaints. A typical day usually involves being assigned to a doctor for every shift, that is 8-10 hours in duration. For every shift, I would record every patient encounter in our charting system, recording the HPI, ROS, and physical examination that was performed by the physician. I had the responsibilities to look up the patient's facesheet for any past social history or primary care physician, and even have to follow up with any scans or lab work orders that the doctors may have ordered for each patient. I truly love the environment, with its fast pace and understanding doctors. The hardest part of the job was probably working at the fast track area, where we would see an average of 30 patients within 8 hours and having to ensure that every chart was signed before the patients were discharged. The most enjoyable part of this job was definitely having something to learn every single shift and it is different than sitting down in a classroom and listening to lectures.
Raw exposure to the healthcare field