Pros: free lunches, networking with various hospital groups and physician groups
Cons: working every thursday-monday, no benefits
Every Thursday- Monday, new trainee scribes are flown in from all over the country and it is my job to coordinate and train them on how to be a successful scribe. This includes giving lectures on medical terminology, medical abbreviations, anatomical positions, SOAP notes and Medical Decision Making. Of course I can not train them to be physicians or PAs in 5 days, but I have had an 80% retention rate of new hire scribes.
I have learned how to troubleshoot an array of problems while serving as coordinator for the Scribe University. The hardest part of my job is in fact leaving the interaction with patients and doctors that I had while serving as a regular scribe. Scribe University Coordinator has forced me into an office/education setting in order to train the scribes before they are sent back to their various hospital locations.
The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing each new trainee scribe go on to their respective sites and then return as trainer scribes, which proves I had an impact on their success and drive to be medical professionals.