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Avery Scribe FAQ's

What is a Scribe?

A scribe is an individual who is highly trained to perform real-time documentation and assist the provider throughout the entire patient encounter.

Why should I choose Avery Scribes?

Avery Scribes all receive extensive specialized training to ensure they are the best fit for your practice.

What medical specialties do you cover?

Our company has the experience and expertise to set up scribe programs in every healthcare setting including Emergency Medicine, Outpatient Medicine, Inpatient Medicine and Urgent Care clinics.

What is the patient’s perception of a scribe?

Our experience and research demonstrates that overall, patients are very appreciative of the addition of scribes to the medical staff. It offers the patient more devoted attention from the provider. We also recognize that there are the rare situations in which patients are not as comfortable having a third party in the exam room. Avery Scribes has a solution to this which is catered to each individual practice.

Are medical scribes certified?

Yes, through the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS)

Do medical scribes code and bill the chart?

No. They can apply frequent codes that the practice uses based on what the provider dictates.

Which EMRs do you work with?

We work with all EMRs.

What are the qualifications to become a scribe?

All scribes must have a minimum of a high school diploma/ GED. A college degree or current enrollment in a degree program is preferred. A scribe must be able to navigate a computer and type a minimum of 60 wpm. Experience with medical terminology and healthcare environments are preferred. A scribe must be able to handle the rigors of working in a healthcare setting. A scribe must be mature and responsible with a passion for learning and medicine.

Do scribes provide direct patient care?

No, scribes do not provide direct patient care. Scribes are not allowed to touch patients, provide medical advice or interpretation or handle body fluids.

Is training provided?

Yes, all Avery Scribes must undergo specialized scribe training and pass competencies in order to begin working as a scribe.

Do scribes get paid?

Yes, scribes are paid for all time worked.

Are scribes compensated for training time?

Yes, scribes received specialized paid training.

Are there any risks to becoming a scribe?

As with any healthcare profession, there are risks when working closely with patients. The risks for scribes are minimal but still present. For example: fainting at the sight of blood or while observing certain procedures, exposure to airborne diseases such as tuberculosis and meningitis.

Can I turn becoming a scribe into a career?

Yes. Most scribes move on to fulfill a career in healthcare, Avery Scribes is always looking for motivated individuals to work on our team! Email for more information.

How many hours a week does a scribe generally work?

The hours can vary from location to location.

Are the work hours flexible?

Yes, the hours are flexible and can be the perfect part-time job for a college Junior or Senior.

Does a scribe work at one location or can they work a multiple locations?

A scribe can work at one location or several different ones. This will depend on the contract.

What are the qualifications to become an Avery InstaScribe?

An Avery InstaScribe is an individual who is looking to pick up a scribe shift on a temporary basis. This position is best suited for individuals who already work in the medical field such as MA’s or EMT’s and are looking to pick up an extra shift here and there.

What does a scribe wear during shifts?

Scribes will be required to wear scrubs unless specifically advised not to.