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April 2017 Scribe of the Month

Posted by Jill Russell on Apr 17, 2017 4:12:13 PM
we're proud of our scribe of the month winners!

HR_SOTM_Logo.pngOur scribes work tirelessly day and night serving the best doctors practicing medicine. We believe every single one of them is amazing, but every once in a while there are a handful of scribes who go above and beyond. The PhysAssist Scribe of the Month (SOTM) program was developed to recognize a few stellar individuals each month who embody the essence of what it means to be a scribe. We view these attributes as sincere, caring, responsive, innovative, balanced and efficient.

How it Works
Every month, outstanding scribes are nominated for a Scribe Spotlight by members of their team or fellow scribes. We've pored over all of this month's nominees and are proud to announce those selected to be Scribe of the Month for March 2017 in each region that we service across the country. 


NORTHEAST REGION

Elizabeth Evans - Northeast.jpgELIZABETH EVANS  DAYTON, OH

"I am so flattered to be Scribe of the Month! It feels great to be recognized for my hard work and dedication."

Reason for Nomination
"Elizabeth has been extremely helpful with picking up shifts and helping fellow scribes find coverage for their shifts. Although just recently promoted to trainer, Elizabeth is already showing amazing professionalism and a passion for the betterment of this team. Providers often give me really positive feedback about working with Elizabeth.
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Why did you choose to become a scribe?
Since I was a little girl, I have had a passion for medicine. After completing my bachelor's degrees, becoming a scribe seemed like a natural fit for me. I wanted real experience in the medical world and scribing allows me to do that while spending a lot of quality time with physicians and providers.

What is the best part about working on your team?
I get to spend so much time with people from different backgrounds and perspectives. I enjoy talking with my peers, but also nursing staff and physicians. Everyone has different advice and stories to share, that's part of what makes being a scribe so interesting!


MID-ATLANTIC REGION

Do, Kevin - Mid-Atlantic.jpgKEVIN DO – MEMPHIS, TN

"I initially felt surprised because I remember how big of a challenge scribing was for me when I started! Being recognized as Scribe of the Month was never even something I thought I could achieve, so this honor not only humbles me but also motivates me to continue doing my best!"

Reason for Nomination:
"Kevin goes above and beyond for each of our physicians. Earlier today I heard one of the physicians complementing that he went back on a chart they had signed, saved on of their macros and began adding it to their charts. He has a wonderful attitude and kind personality which not only encourages each of the scribes and physicians, but RNs and Techs as well. He is dependable and willing to help with shifts when the scribes become ill or have emergencies.
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Why did you choose to become a scribe?
A few friends that scribed in college recommended that I try scribing, and I was seeking out opportunities in pediatrics, so working for PhysAssist at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital was the perfect fit! Serving as a scribe has taught me so much about teamwork, exposed me to the realities of healthcare in an underserved area, and continues to reinvigorate my passion for medicine. I couldn't have asked for a better gap year!

If you weren't going into Medicine, what else would you be interested in? 
This is an easy one: I'd be a stay-at-home son! Well either that OR a Disney Imagineer.

MID-ATLANTIC SCRIBE SPOTLIGHT

Marissa Goolsby – Memphis, TN
Ryan Parrish – Memphis, TN


CENTRAL REGION

NE Central Lydia Elvine.jpgLYDIA ELVINE – DULUTH, MN

"It feels awesome [to be named SOTM] for the amount of time and effort that goes into helping physicians, patients, and my team!"

Reason for nomination:
"Lydia has consistently been a great member since she started scribing. Since becoming a trainer, she has been very eager to train new trainees and share her knowledge. Lydia has been a great role model for them, and they have told me how much they have enjoyed training with her. One of our physicians also wrote a letter to one of our head physicians about how thoughtful and detailed her charts are. I definitely agree and feel Lydia is a great leader on our team."

Why did you choose to become a scribe?
I had recently graduated college (Pre-law/political science) and I could not find a job. I decided to look in a different field and I wanted to stretch my boundaries. I had always been scared of the medical field, so I decided to try it. Turns out, I love it and now am looking forward to a career in medicine.

Who inspires you?
My mom, she is a career woman who has always taught me to be ambitious and never settle for less. My dad also, because he taught me to be patient and kind (sometimes that is REALLY hard).

CENTRAL SCRIBE SPOTLIGHT

Morgan Tyler – Farmington, MO
Ashley Cantrell – Farmington, MO
Joseph LaValle – Farmington, MO
Cody Williams – Munster, IN
Margaret Banach – Munster, IN
Bailey Rasmussen – Duluth, IN


TEXAS REGION

Texas Group - Pope, Sarah-page-001.jpgSARAH POPE – DALLAS, TX

"Honored; I have put a lot of time and dedication into my role as a scribe so it feels good to be recognized in an official manner."

Reason for Nomination:
"I'd like Sarah to be recognized for her gracious service. I called her at 1AM, 6 hours before her scheduled shift, frantic for a last minute shift change when another scribe called in sick and not only did she answer the phone, she agreed to come in early."

What are your future career aspirations?
Medical school! To become an MD. My dream is to be able to do work as a medical provider in rural areas in the USA and 3rd world nations.

If you weren't going into medicine, what other career would you be interested in?
Teaching or working with kids in general. I used to work as a preschool teacher. Kids can be difficult, but when you win their heart they are so precious.

TEXAS SCRIBE SPOTLIGHT

Cherish Clanagan – Dallas, TX
Julia Kim – Dallas, TX
Noah Anderson – Fort Worth, TX
Gina Chou – Dallas, TX
Anahita Tavana – Dallas, TX


SOUTHEAST REGION

Brian Evans- Southeast.jpgBRIAN EVANS – NAPLES, FL

"I was definitely surprised since I know there are scribes on my team that I am sure are more deserving. Nevertheless, it's an honor to have been nominated and I'm glad that I've been able to help my team out!"

Reason for Nomination: 
"In the last several months, Brian has become a core member of the Naples team. He has progressed greatly as an individual, and demonstrates genuine concern for our team and doctors. Brian has always gone above and beyond in picking up shifts for scribes who have upcoming exams and in picking up open shifts, especially highlighted in the past two months as our team has lost several members. He is a dedicated scribe and altruistic person who has greatly enhanced our team. I have been working as a scribe for the Naples team for approximately 1.5 years. I have seen a great improvement in our functionality and team happiness since Brian has joined. I have spoken to several of our doctors over the past several days who commend his growth as a scribe and as an individual. He is well liked and well-respected by all members of the team.
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Why did you choose to become a scribe?
I was looking for more clinical experience before I started medical school, but I didn't feel like I was retaining much information after shadowing physicians. I felt that being repeatedly able to be in such close proximity to the patient experience was a big plus to the job so I applied to PhysAssist Scribes.

What are your future career aspirations?
I'm working toward becoming a physician. In July, I start medical school at USF Morsani College of Medicine. I am leaning toward emergency medicine as my future specialty, but I'm looking forward to exploring other specialties as well.

 


WEST REGION

Sandra Esparza - West.jpgSANDRA ESPARZA – LAS VEGAS, NV

"I was honestly so surprised to find out I was selected as Scribe of the Month. I struggled so much in the beginning and to be selected is definitely a confidence booster! I am just as thankful to my team as they are to me!"

Reason for Nomination: 
"In the short time that Sandra has been on our team, she has shown her true understanding, dedication and loyalty to the scribe role. Yesterday, Sandra had a shift from 12p-10p. After her shift was over, she filled the 10p-6a shift to help aid the provider because she didn't want him to be left alone. She had school later that next morning. Sandra brings spirit and responsibility to the team; she means well and is good in nature, which is what our team needs – we are so lucky to have her!"

Why did you choose to become a scribe?
I was in class one day and my instructor made an announcement about a job that was currently hiring. As soon as he was done announcing it, I asked questions and my classmates told me more and more about what a scribe's job actually entails. I was hooked instantly and went home to do more research and applied the same day! The more I read about it, the more appealing it sounded to me and I thought this is exactly what I need to begin my exposure in the medical field. What fascinated me the most was being able to network with actual providers and being able to learn from them.

What is the best part of working on your team?
The best part about my team is how helpful and supportive they all truly are. I struggled so much in the beginning and the trainers were wonderful in helping me out. They had patience and tried so hard to make sure that I felt comfortable enough for when I finally went solo. Even when I was finally on my own, everyone would stay in contact with me to make sure I was still doing okay.
 


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