Graduate nurse: difficulty finding job.. Emergency Medical Scribe Experience - page 3
I've been reading and hearing about many graduate nurses both new and old who face a difficult time finding a job and experience for a while. I'm not sure if this may help or not, but if you feel as... Read More
Aug 3, '13 by medisecI wonder for those of you who "scribed" as a transition while searching for an RN position, does or did "scribing" help you become more familiar and comfortable with navigating the EMRs when you finally did settle into an RN job? I know each system/hospital is customized or built different, but provided some familiarity??
Dec 1, '13 by AnivaMedisec, as a scribe, you be the expert of navigating through your organization's specific EMR. Every facility may have a different documentation system and if you were to switch positions, you may need to retrain on the particular system. In general, however, every EMR has the same elements. Vitals, PMH, HPI, ROS, PE, Labs/imaging/tests, Consults, etc. Some smaller facilities or hospitals may still be on paper charting or in transition to EMR (dual documentation). If you're comfortable using a computer, you should be fine on any EMR (they will never throw you in without proper training).
Dec 6, '13 by Sippie, BSN, RNI haven't seen the scribes in the ED but I swear there might have been one at my last eye doctor's appt lol. She followed the physician around and wrote down everything that happened and everything that was said. I should of asked lol.
Do scribes ever work for regular doctors outside of the ED as well?
I was aware of scribes due to the talk from the med students on SDN that have done it.
Nov 20 by Eat_Pray_Love, CNA, LVNWere you able to balance nursing school and work as a medical scribe?
Nov 22 by babeinboots, BSN, RNIt's very possible. Never worked as a scribe but worked full time as a CNA during nursing school and still managed to graduate with honors. Time management is key!