Thursday, January 16, 2014

UVA Scribe Program: Spring 2014 Application Information

Scribes are hired as hourly employees and assist the Emergency Department physicians by documenting the entire medical record.  The responsibilities of Scribes include, but are not limited to, documenting the history of present illness, review of systems, physical exam, and procedure notes.  In addition, Scribes track laboratory and radiology results. These responsibilities are part of a coordinated effort between the Scribe and the resident physician to ensure complete and accurate documentation. Scribes are typically present for every patient interview and transcribe the elements of the chart as they take place.  Scribes are extensively trained both in the classroom and in the Emergency Department in order to become an integral part of the medical team. With efficient communication between the Scribe and the resident physician, a Scribe allows the physician to focus more on patient care and analysis of diagnostic results rather than the documentation necessary for each patient. Effectively, this increases the patient flow and overall experience for both the patient and the physician.

The program provides the opportunity for pre-medical students to gain significant clinical knowledge and experience while contributing to patient care in the ED.  Through close interaction with the ED physicians, Scribes gain great exposure to patient care and Emergency Medicine. 
To obtain and submit an application, please register and login on January 17th to the UCS CAVlink website ( You can search for our job posting with the keyword: “Scribe” There you will be able to submit your resume, unofficial transcript, and Scribe Application. The deadline to submit your application is Friday, February 7, 2014. Please email us ( with any problems or questions regarding the application process or the Scribe Program.
In order for your application to be considered, you will be required to attend one of our MANDATORY Information Sessions. **Info Session Dates Tentative Awaiting Registrars approval. Please check for any updates.**
For more information view the Application Announcement