Medical Scribe

Maryland, United States
$12.19-$16.77 (commensurate with experience)
10 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB 
Starting Salary Range: $12.19-$16.77 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full-Time 
Schedule: Working 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003012-SOM Ortho Adult Division 
Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University

General Summary/Purpose:

 Ensure complete and accurate capture of medical information as spoken/instructed verbatim by the clinician. Assist the clinician in navigating the electronic health record. (At no time is the scribe performing independent clinical judgment or direct patient care.) Accompany clinician in all approved patient care locations. Assist clinician with mentored research projects. Perform literature and internet searches to provide disease prevalence data. Participate in the development of ad-hoc reports.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Accompany clinician into patient exam areas for the purpose of accurately documenting the clinician's encounter with the patient as described by the clinician. Seek real-time clarification of all information entered into the medical record. List diagnoses and symptoms as well as follow-up instructions and prescriptions as mentioned by the clinician. Enter orders, including diagnostic testing and medications which are pended and require clinician approval to activate. Document procedures performed and described by the clinician. Invoke the organization’s approved scribe statement for each clinical note. Complete all scribe duties before leaving the patient care area. Maintain professional appearance and conduct at all times. Participate in clinical research activity at the direction of the clinician. Perform literature searches and data bases searches to gain data required for projects.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

High School diploma or GED required. Additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.

**JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in disciplines such as human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, nursing, etc. Six months experience as a medical scribe, medical transcriptionist, or other related job in a medical office.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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