Medical Scribe job summary
A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of a Medical Scribe job summary
Our busy medical practice is currently seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Medical Scribe to assist our healthcare team with documenting patient medical records. The successful applicant will be responsible for documenting accurate and detailed information of patient visits. The ideal candidate will provide the highest quality customer service to patients, adhere to practice protocols and processes, and effectively manage the volume of work without allowing quality to be compromised. If you have prior experience working in a medical practice, we encourage you to apply.
Medical Scribe responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.
- Transcribe patient appointments
- Manage an average of at least two patients per hour, and a minimum of four patients per hour during peak times
- Facilitate diagnostic tests and referrals to medical specialists
- Assist the Physician with fundamental patient care
- Maintain a clean and professional working environment
- Assist with training of newly hired Medical Scribes
Medical Scribe qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
- Bachelor’s degree in healthcare field preferred
- Successful completion of Medical Assistant training program an asset
- Experience with medical terminology
- Excellent computer skills
- Impeccable verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Excellent bedside manner