Emergency Room Medical Scribe

    The University of North Carolina
    Chapel hill, NC

    Job Description

    Posting Details

    Position Type

    Temporary Staff (SHRA)

    Job Title

    Emergency Room Medical Scribe

    Department Name

    Emergency Medicine - 411201

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    Position Posting Category

    Health Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other)

    Hiring Range



    Part-Time Temporary

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    Work Schedule

    Sunday- Saturday; schedule varies. 24/7 coverage is needed.

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    Description of Work

    Position duties will involve each Medical Scribe shift lasting the length of the provider shift. The Medical Scribe will spend the entire shift working directly with the assigned provider. The Medical Scribe will shadow the assigned provider throughout the shift and patient encounters; documenting the initial history and physical (including current medications, allergies and patient's primary care provider); re-evaluations; consultations and completing discharge paperwork (including work/school notes). The Medical Scribes also manage the re-evaluation process notifying the physician as diagnostic studies are resulted and will be trained on how to page consultants and how to obtain old EKGs, fill out the basic medical forms (i.e. consent forms, blood requisition forms, pelvic ultrasound forms, clinic referral forms, outside radiology over-read forms, outside records request form).

    Medical Scribes will not serve as patient care technicians; as employees with direct patient care require additional training (i.e. scribes only serve the purpose of improving documentation efficiency, not gathering suture supplies, splinting supplies, moving patients for pelvic exams, etc.). The Medical Scribes will not serve as Health Unit Coordinators (HUC); the purpose of the scribe is to assist with documentation.

    The selected candidate(s) must agree to work a minimum of 16 hours/week. Holiday coverage will be required for these position(s).

    This recruitment is seeking pre-health students, with basic anatomical knowledge, who are looking for an opportunity to gain clinical experience.

    Education and Experience

    Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require registration as a Nurse Aide by the North Carolina Board of Nursing or certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA.)

    Special Physical and Mental Requirements

    Position requires remaining standing for long periods of time and maintaining concentration.

    Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

    Stimulus/ARRA Funded


    Special Instructions

    Special Instructions:
    Applicants must be willing to provide a copy of science and non-science academic transcript for review.
    Must provide 2 letters of recommendation: 1) supervisor in a work setting, 2) an instructor/professor. Please upload to the "Other Document(s)" or email Kelly Armstrong @ kelly_armstrong@med.unc.edu
    Applicants will also be asked to provide a writing sample describing their aspirations in healthcare.

    Must agree to work a minimum of 16 hours/week. Position(s) require that you work some holidays, nights, and overnight shifts. Position(s) will be expected to work at UNC and other area hospitals (Hillsborough and Chatham).

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    Office of Human Resources Contact Information

    If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu

    Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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    Posting ID: 552776517Posted: 2020-05-21