Jupiter Doctor’s office is seeking a Medical Scribe. Medical Scribe duties include performing all clerical and information technology functions for a physician in a clinic setting. This includes primary responsibility of the operation of the electronic health records and electronic dictation system. You also must be able anticipate physician needs to facilitate the flow of clinic. Medical Scribes must be discreet, tactful, and modest in performance of duties so as not to distract medical staff from patient care. Good judgment, organizational ability, initiative, attention to detail, and the ability to be self-motivated are especially important when working as a Medical Scribe.
You must be adaptable and versatile since you will be responsible for many tasks. Good attendance is also an important element of this job since you will be hard to replace.
Some of the more detailed job duties and responsibilities of a Medical Scribe are:
Accurately and thoroughly document medical visits and procedures as they are being performed by the physician, including but not limited to:
· Patient medical history and physical exam,
· Procedures and treatments performed by healthcare professionals, including nurses and physician assistants.
· Patient education and explanations of risks and benefits.
· Physician-dictated diagnoses, prescriptions and instructions for patient or family members for self-care and follow-up
· Prepare referral letters as directed by the physician
Dictation/faxing/phone calls and clerical tasks. Medical Scribes are asked to prepare referral letters as directed by the physician, via dictation or summary of the medical record. Medical Scribe also ensure that letters are mailed or faxed on a daily basis to all physicians involved in a patient’s care, and with all copies of pertinent reports or tests attached. You may be asked to research contact information for referring physicians, coordinate referrals, prepare operative reports, make phone calls, and other clerical tasks as assigned.
Medical Scribes collect, organize and catalog data for physician quality reporting system and other quality improvement efforts and format for submission. You will assist in developing and maintaining systems to track patient follow up and compliance.
Ability to learn and appropriately apply basic medical terminologies and techniques taught and used on the job.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to spell proofread and edit written text.
Keyboard proficiency (approximately 60 words/minute).
Ability to operate a personal computer and related software applications.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to multitask, coordinate multiple projects and patients.
Ability to problem solve under pressure.
Ability to communicate and interact professionally with others.
Understanding of and commitment to appropriate protection of confidential patient information.