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August 2017 Scribe of the Month

Posted by America Mendez on Sep 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM
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 poured over all of this month's nominees and are proud to announce those selected to be Scribe of the Month for August 2017 in each region that we service across the country. Check 'em out below! #SOTM


northeast REGION


BRIDGET 
– LANGHORNE, PA

"It feels great to be recognized! I have been working with PhysAssist for over a year and I put a lot of effort into my work and supporting my coworkers."

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"I am nominating Bridget because turn over season would be an unmitigated disaster without her. Bridget picks up shifts consistently (open and last minute call-outs); she is basically always at the hospital. Furthermore she immediately handles any issues that arise including contacting late scribes and covering, finding coverage for scribes that fall sick mid-shift,answering questions of new scribes and supporting new trainers. She is amazing; I would make her chief scribe in an instant."

What made you want to be a scribe?

My interest in medicine and a future Physician assistant degree led me to work as a scribe. 

What would be your dream vacation?

A whole week on the Italian riveria doing nothing but lying on the beach and swimming in the Mediterranean. Sestri Levante in particular is beyond amazing.
 

 
MID-ATLANTIC REGION

EMILY LEWIS – CLEVELAND, TN

"It feels great to be selected for scribe of the month! It was totally unexpected."

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"Emily is always willing to pick up shifts even if she has worked multiple shifts in a row.  She always has a good attitude and gets along with everyone in the ED.  She is a very valuable asset to our scribe team."

Why did you choose to become a scribe?

I wanted to become a scribe so that I could learn and understand more about the decision making process of medicine..

If you weren't going into Medicine, what else would you be interested in?

I would be interested in photography if I had not chosen medicine as my career.

 


 

CENTRAL REGION

FRANCIS ‘FRANK’ PERKINS – MILWAUKEE, WI

"Rather than speculating on what a physician's roles are from various potentially unreliable sources, I wanted to actually work directly with doctors to see for myself. I wanted to see how hospitals operated as well."

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"Frank has been a dedicated member of the team for 3 years. He relies on his bike and the bus, which often takes him over an hour to get to the hospital, but he has never been late or missed a shift. This past weekend, Frank's replacement was in a car accident on his way to work, so Frank was asked to stay and help cover until the other scribe could get to the hospital. I live only 5 minutes from the hospital and offered to bridge the gap, but Frank stayed for over an hour without complaint and almost missed the last bus home. Two days later, Frank offered to cancel plans with his girlfriend so he could help cover an open shift simply because he knows that our team is very short staffed and we are struggling to cover open shifts every single day. He has been a great leader on the team over the years, both as a trainer and even just acting as a positive role model for newer members on the floor, and I think he deserves to be recognized for his outstanding performance and dedication to the team."

What is the best part of working on your team?

My team rocks because of the diverse patient population, the opportunity to work at 3 very different facilities, and the cool providers and co-workers.

How do you spend your free time?

Shredding the gnar (whether it be studying, guitar, or biking).

 

CENTRAL SCRIBE SPOTLIGHT

Berklee Krause - Milwaukee, WI

Brianna Ross - Milwaukee, WI

 


 

TEXAS REGION

LUKE DORNAK – DALLAS, TX

"It really is a great honor, but I believe there are several scribes I work alongside who are just as good of candidates. Scribing in the ER is very fast-paced, so to be recognized for our efforts is definitely appreciated."

Reason for Nomination:

"Luke is a phenomenal scribe that lights up the room with his presence. He has a been a trainer for roughly a year, and the trainees are constantly raving about how patient, thorough, and dedicated he is, and he's always willing to help out with shift coverage! He's a real backbone to our team and the model scribe! Luke is always willing to the go the extra mile. He's very communicative and I hear nothing but great feedback from the physicians on our team. He has such strong and positive relationships with everyone who has the pleasure of knowing him! He's a real asset to the team! There are so many good things to say about him!"

What made you want to be a scribe?

Eyeing a career in medicine, I saw scribing as the best possible way for me to have daily interactions with a physician. I knew it would give me the opportunity to see exactly what life as a physician would entail, while at the same time gaining valuable experience.

What would be your dream vacation?

I'd love to spend a few weeks with a fishing pole and a small rifle hiking through some deep woods. Living primitively and working to catch or kill your own food is a challenge with the ultimate reward - survival. In a couple of weeks I'm visiting a buddy in Alaska to camp and fish, but it’s only for a couple of days. I think having the pressure of needing food for an extended period of time would be pretty exciting.

 

TEXAS SCRIBE SPOTLIGHT

Nikhil Jaiswal - Houston, TX

 


SOUTHEAST REGION

JOSEPH PASCUZZI – BRADENTON, FL

"Genuinely rewarding. I love working in this field, but it also feels great to see hard work pay off."

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“When we had provider complaints about a scribe, Joseph volunteered to do a float shift to help with the scribe’s performance.”

What are your future career aspirations?

I am currently submitting applications for PA school, and hope to one day be an ED, orthopedic surgery, or general surgery PA.

What is the best part of working on your team?

I love the fact that I get to interact with doctors and mid-levels who share a passion for science and medicine, and get to directly learn and share knowledge and experience with them. I also really have developed strong friendships with many members of my team.

 


Know a scribe who really stands out?

Nominate them for the next SOTM by clicking below. 

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Topics: PhysAssist Scribes, scribe of the month

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