Ultimately a great learning experience with medicine.
Medical Scribe/Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Teaneck, NJ – January 7, 2019
A typical day at my 9 to12 hour shifts as a scribe involved following ER physicians to see patients and documenting patients' exams, history of present illness, review of systems, diagnosis, and disposition in their charts on a computer.
I learned many medical terms as well as procedures performed by the ER physicians, ER physician assistants, and ER nurses.
Learned medical terminology. Learned how to work well in a fast-paced environment.
Medical Scribe (Current Employee) – Charleston, SC – January 2, 2019
Very fast paced and high volume atmosphere. Not enough pay for all the required job duties. Environment is very fun and friendly because of the physicians. Great opportunity to pick their brains and learn from them in their decisions to go to medical school.
Unfair compensation for the strenuous and meticulous nature of the job
Medical Scribe (Former Employee) – Knoxville, TN – December 28, 2018
I enjoyed working with PhysAssist until I realized the effort I put in was indisputably out of proportion with the pay rate. This job is very fast-paced and the doctors expect much more than scribes are equipped with during training. The training process is extremely cumbersome, often taking up 5-8 hours of the day for 2 weeks, and does not align with the reality of this job's responsibilities. The experience I gained shadowing, working alongside healthcare providers and patients, and navigating the electronic medical record were invaluable assets; however due to the neglectful management (chief scribes) and inadequate pay, I felt inclined to resign. Another factor contributing to this decision is the overly lengthy raise period; scribes must work 4 months earning minimum wage ($7.25 in Knoxville) before getting a meager raise which was around the time I burned out and decided to stop working with PhysAssist.
Healthcare experience, Networking with doctors
Short breaks or none at all (depends on doctor), Insufficient pay rate, Rude and negligent management
Scribe and position with corporate (Current Employee) – United States – December 11, 2018
The company underwent a merger and the presentation of this to the staff was poor. The president continued to talk about how good this is for the company. Individuals were told their jobs would not change for another 6 months. We were given lay off noticed 1 week later. I worked as a scribe and for corporate PhysAssist. Pay and compensation were always abysmal.
Trainer (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – October 25, 2018
Overall it was a job that I enjoyed however as a full time student there were working hour expectations that did not correlate with the pay provided. I gained a lot of clinical exposure and experience that is relevant for my premed track however working long over night hours does not work well with going to school. We were also very understaffed and most scribes were required to work over what their position requirements were.
long hours, overnight hours, poor management, overworked
Ops (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – October 20, 2018
Since this company seems to work at maximum overdrive at all times, a year here can feel equivalent to two. Depending on the department, opportunity for promotion is high. But the opportunity comes because the predecessor was burned out and quit. This place is used by most as a stepping stone to a greater career path.
We get free lunch sometimes
The ability to work from home is not based on tenure, it is purely what department you work in.
Scribe/Medical Assistant (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – October 17, 2018
Its a good intermediary job when wanting to decide if you want to pursue a career in the medical field. It gives you first hand experience on what is required of physician and nurses. As a scribe you have to manage up to 20 patient charts at the same time, which can be difficult. Little room for advancement except to trainer or administration.
Medical Scribe (Former Employee) – Hollywood, FL – October 7, 2018
For the amount of work and mental/physical stress that comes with being an ED scribe I feel that they should compensate way more. They take advantage of the fact that young college students want some experience for their CV so it essentially felt like volunteering. If money isn't any issue it is otherwise a great experience for premeds and they do have opportunities for promotion. I would do it again but only in addition to other income.
Medical Scribe (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – September 26, 2018
PhysAssist Scribes is a great opportunity to get some entry level medical experience and knowledge about different medical practices. It gives you a chance to work alongside other medical professionals and experience patients in real time while documenting for physicians in the Emergency Department
ER Scribe (Former Employee) – Hollywood, FL – August 22, 2018
I loved my time at PhysAssist. As a scribe it was exciting to be able to be in the room with the physician and patient, and learn various techniques and procedures. It’s imperative that, as a scribe, you take clear and concise notes, because in the ER your physician may see 5-10 patients before returning back to the desk and they’re depending on you to keep all the information straight. That in itself is the challenge but ultimately the reward as well, knowing that your notes were, in a way, part of the patient’s treatment.
Scribe (Current Employee) – Hudson Valley, NY – August 21, 2018
Scribing provides great experience for those continuing education in hopes of going to medical school, PA school, or nursing school. Scribing can be stressful at times as emergency departments are busy, but the overall experience is great.
Chief Scribe (Current Employee) – Missouri – July 24, 2018
The doctors that I worked with were great! However the lack of communication is very cumbersome. Upper level management is not well organized. People often do not stay with this company for very long I have noticed.
Scheduler (Current Employee) – Arlington, TX – July 19, 2018
This is a good company to work for. Work from home options, benefits, sick/vacation pay earned after a year. Job can be stressful at times (workload can vary and some jobs are deadline driven). They have different events for the company employees during the year. They also encourage service activities/involvement and pay for a day of philanthropy each year.
free breakfast/lunches/events on occasion, corporate summer and EOY gathering
HR Reception/Office Manager Admin (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – July 17, 2018
There was no real structure. Experience did not matter, if you were not a college buddy of the VP you were not going to get far in the company. As the office manager I was treated like garbage. I was not even allowed to go to the bathroom with out asking and most of the time I had to wait up to 30-45 minutes to be allowed to use the restroom.