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Recruiting Applicants for Scribe Program

VEMA scribesVirginia Emergency Medical Associates is recruiting applicants to join our highly competitive scribe program in Northern Virginia, where we are affiliated with two emergency departments: 1) Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, and 2) Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton. We are seeking motivated and hardworking individuals who are eager to work as medical scribes. Our scribes gain significant first-hand exposure to patient care in a fast-paced emergency room setting.

If you would like more information about our program and our requirements, please visit our website: http://www.vemascribes.com/

This is a full-time, paid position for individuals seeking admission to medical, PA, or nursing schools. If you are graduating in May 2014 (or have previously graduated) and are able to commit one continuous year to the program, we invite you to apply. We also offer part-time positions as well, which require a continuous 18-month commitment. Applications for the 2014-2015 cycle are now available on our website. 

The role of the scribe:

  • Recording patient histories in an electronic medical record (EMR)
  • Transcribing details of the physical exam and patient orders in the EMR
  • Documenting procedures performed by the physician
  • Continuously monitoring laboratory tests, imaging studies, patient progress, and other evaluation studies
  • Recording physician dictated diagnoses, prescriptions, and instructions 

Our scribes accompany ER physicians to the bedside for the evaluation and treatment of all patients. Scribes observe medical resuscitation for cases of cardiac and respiratory arrest as well as other emergency procedures including central lines, lumbar punctures, conscious sedations, and chest tube placements.

Our program offers the advantage of working with a small group of physicians. VEMA scribes build close relationships with our physicians who offer mentorship, teaching, and insights into a career in medicine. Our physicians are open to conducting mock interviews to help scribes prepare for admissions season. As a VEMA scribe, you will be able to strengthen your application with letters of recommendation from physicians who know you personally and have worked with you extensively.

Thank you for your interest in our program.

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