Scribe-RDHW Hospitalist
eScribe Management Services - Williamsburg, VA

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A Scribe is an unlicensed position that does not and may not act independently but documents the Physician’s or licensed independent practitioner’s dictation and/or activities. Scribes may provide assistance with any or all of the clerical activities inherent to completing documentation of the patient visit. Such assistance will be under the direct oversight and control of the physician, and subject to the physician’s review and approval of actions taken to facilitate documentation and communication during patient care. The sole purpose of the Scribe position is to minimize the physicians’ clerical activities required during patient care and maximize the physician’s available time to focus on clinical requirements. The support activities provided by the Scribe under the physician’s direct oversight and control are intended to improve patient flow and satisfaction. Such activities may include:

  • Transcribing for the attending physician
  • Completing certain documentation requirements in an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Tracking the various elements of the patient chart to notify the physician when all documentation requirements are complete.
  • Facilitating the communication and coordination between the physician and other components of patient care such as tests, labs, imaging, and medical records,
  • Other administrative or clerical support required by the physician.