Emergency Care Consultants | Our Scribe Program
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What is a Scribe?

A scribe is a person planning to enter medical school, PA school, or a career in healthcare and who is looking to work in a clinically rich environment that will expose them to the world of medicine.

 

As a scribe, you will be exposed first-hand to medicine, and you will play a vital role in the management of patients. Scribes work one-on-one with providers, entering every patient room with the provider, documenting patient encounters, recording laboratory and radiology results, and assisting providers with the challenges of multi-tasking.

 

Benefits of Scribing

As a scribe, you will be exposed first-hand to medicine and you will play a vital role in the management of patients. Virtually all of your time here is spent working one-on-one with providers, entering every patient room with the provider, involvement in behind the scenes activities, and learning a lot of medicine along the way.

One-on-one collaboration with MDs, DOs, PAs and NPs

Learn to interpret radiology and laboratory results

Unprecedented clinical experience as part of a world class medical team

Increase in your knowledge of medical terminology

Proficiency in medical charting

Proficiency in medical charting and coding

Locations and Opportunities

As a scribe with ECC, you will have the opportunity to see many different clinical environments, including the emergency department, inpatient hospital settings, and outpatient specialty clinics. ECC aims to provide their scribes with the richest clinical and educational experience possible. Our sites include:

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Emergency Medicine

Internal Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Cardiology and Vascular Clinics
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinics
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinics
  • Regina Hospital

Emergency Medicine

  • United Hospital

Emergency Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • WestHealth

Emergency Medicine

Urgent Care

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Meet our Scribes (Former & Current)

Medical School Statistics (Former & Current)

Our prior scribes have attended Medical/PA Schools at:

  • Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • AT Still University
  • Barry University
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Creighton University, School of Medicine
  • Des Moines University
  • George Washington School of Medicine
  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences, PA Program
  • John Hopkins School of Public Health
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Mayo Medical School
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Meharry Medical College
  • New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New York Medical College
  • Oaklund University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • Rush Medical College
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • St. Catherine University, PA Program
  • Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
  • University of Cambridge/Medical University of South Carolina
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth
  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities
  • University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • Wayne State University
  • Western University School of Health Sciences
  • Yale School of Medicine
  • …and More!

Job Requirements

The position is for highly motivated individuals who are flexible, dependable, responsible, and committed to a career in medicine.

 

The most important factor we take into consideration during the hiring process is character. A Scribe must be able to work in a team-based environment under stressful conditions, have an upbeat attitude at all times, a willingness to be challenged, a hunger to achieve, and the ability to work well with others. You will encounter patients from all walks of life here, and a non-judgmental attitude is essential.

Training

 

No clinical experience is necessary! We provide all of the training on the job.

 

While this job may sound overwhelming, our scribes have been extremely successful. We devote tremendous resources to train each scribe in a paid, intensive training program that combines both classroom and on-the-floor learning. During this time you will be paired with an experienced scribe trainer who will provide you with continuous feedback.

 

You are not expected to work on your own until you are ready.

Schedule

 

There are two available tracks for scribes:

  • Full-time: This is designed for college graduates or those who have a year or two off before medical school. Full time Scribes must work a minimum of 18 shifts each month (approximately 4-5 shifts per week) with a minimum commitment of one year.
  • Part-time: This is designed for current college students. Part time Scribes must work a minimum of 8 shifts each month (2-3 shifts per week) with a two-year commitment.
  • Unfortunately, we do not hire for summer only positions.

 

Most shifts last an average of 8-9 hours each with a balance of days, evenings, nights and weekends.  The schedule is flexible! Many of our scribes are currently in school, studying for the MCAT, or applying to school while working for ECC.

Application Process

 

Please complete the following and return to ECC by mail or email (scribes@eccemergency.com):

 

1. Application (Word or PDF)
2. Current professional resume
3. Complete college transcript (official preferred)
4. High school transcript if you have no yet completed 1 year of undergraduate work
5. Letter of reference (this are optional and may be sent with your application or emailed/mailed directly from the letter writer)
6. Screenshot of typing test www.typingtest.com (optional, but highly recommended)

 

Please complete application in its entirety. Filling it in by hand is acceptable (if legible), but typed is preferred. Be sure that your e-mail address and telephone numbers are accurate. Email is our primary means of communications. Please complete questions 1-3 and personal statement on separate typed page. Note: A signature is required on the second page of the application. Electronic signatures are not accepted at this time.

 

Return full application along with additional information to:
Ann Guyott
Emergency Department, mail code 11112
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 E.28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
scribes@eccemergency.com

Do you want scribes in your hospital or clinic?

Our History

ECC started their scribe program in 2006 as the first scribe program in the Midwest. The small group of eight scribes quickly grew and currently we now employ nearly 150 scribes. During the program’s lifetime we have started numerous scribe programs throughout the Midwest, both in hospital and clinical settings.

 

Launched Scribe Programs:

  • Emergency Departments (rural and urban locations)
  • Inpatient Hospital Settings (Internal Medicine, PM&R)
  • Specialty Outpatient Clinics (Cardiology, ENT, OBGYN, PM&R)

Provided Services

ECC works closely with each practice to provide scribe services tailored to meet the needs of our clients. Our scribes take away the data entry, allowing providers to improve their efficiency, productivity, and focus on what matters the most – their patients.

ECC provides all of the recruiting, hiring, training, implementation, and day-to-day management of the scribes.

 

Still not convinced?

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Contact Us

Ann Guyott

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Emergency Department, Mail Code 11112

800 East 28th Street

Minneapolis, MN 554407

612-863-8293

scribes@eccemergency.com