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August 2016 SOTM Winners

Posted by Sarah de Verges on Aug 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM
 Honoring Another Set of Stellar Scribes!


The PhysAssist Scribes Recognition Program, Scribe of the Month (SOTM), spotlights our scribes who go above and beyond. We look for hard working individuals who embody the essence of what it means to be a scribe; those who are sincere, caring, responsive, innovative, balanced and efficient. 

How it Works
Each month, outstanding scribes at various facilities are nominated as SOTM by their peers. At the end of 2016, one of these scribes will be rewarded as Scribe of the Year for their excellence and service. Learn more about the PhysAssist Scribes Recognition Program here

Want to recognize a hard-working scribe on your team? Click here to nominate them! 



Reason for Nomination 
Shelby has been a part of the Bradenton team for over a year, and now as head trainer is a wonderful role model and mentor. She always keeps a positive attitude and remains professional in all situations. It is evident that she wants each scribe to do the best they can and the providers appreciate her for her hard work.

What made you want to become a scribe? 
She states: "I wanted a job that I could leave at the end of the day feeling fulfilled and that I contributed to a greater cause."

 What would be your dream vacation?                                            "A road trip with my best friends to our favorite locations around North America, including the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, for sure!"


Brant Gunderson - Racine, WI


Reason for Nomination
He has been a great addition to the team! Brant is a fast learner, in fact he graduated from training early in six shifts, faster than the typical eight. He has great charts and is super flexible with picking up shifts any time he can, even though he only went solo two weeks ago.

What made you want to become a scribe? 
He states: "I wanted to find a position that would provide me more experience in a healthcare setting while working with physicians—observing physicians at work and being able to better understand what it means to be a doctor. I had a friend who recommended that I look into working as a scribe and I found it was a perfect fit."

How do you prefer to spend your free time?
"I enjoy spending time with my family and my amazing girlfriend; also watching Chicago Blackhawks hockey and Minnesota Vikings football."


Lauren Ripley - Brownstown, mI


Reason for Nomination 
Probably one of the genuinely nicest people, on top of that, hardworking and very professional.

What made you want to become a scribe? 
She states: "I heard about scribing during a Q & A panel with medical students while I was in undergrad and several said they had taken a year off to be a scribe. They talked about how helpful it was to learn about the medical field firsthand and work closely with physicians. I knew I wanted to take some time off before medical school, so I thought scribing would be a perfect fit for me."

What would be your dream vacation?
"To go back to Costa Rica. I went once in college during a medical volunteering trip, but I really want to go again. Costa Rica has the perfect balance of fun activities like hiking and zip-lining with relaxing on the beach."


Nic Amari - Las vegas, NV


Reason for Nomination 
Nic is one of the best trainers on his team. His team trains quite a bit and he always makes the effort to get his evaluations in on time. They are thoughtful with constructive feedback and tips that can help the trainee improve, as well as encouraging words of support. He acts as a leader through example on all of his training shifts, is a hard worker and is dedicated to the success of his team and the trainees. It is rare to find a scribe as invested as Nic.

What made you want to become a scribe? 
He states: "I was a pre-nursing major at UNLV and wanted to learn more about the ER and become more familiar with how things are run on a day-to-day basis. I have since been working towards completing my BSN and while gaining many friends within the medical field and further building upon my medical foundation."

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
"This is a tough one... I think it would have to be Pork Adobo."


Samantha Arredondo - San Antonio, TX


Reason for Nomination
This past July, Samantha confirmed completion of her required annual testing in a matter of hours of being notified! Now, that's compliance! Staying medically compliant is extremely important for scribes and getting testing done before the expiration date is crucial to staying on the ED shift schedule. We are beyond impressed with Samantha's eagerness to complete tasks on time and she is always such a pleasure in general.

What made you want to become a scribe? 
She states: "I wanted to become a scribe because I felt like it was a great opportunity to explore the wonders of medicine."

How do you spend your free time?
"I choose to spend what time I do have with my family, which is always supportive and never leave my side. We all love to travel on our free time!"


Terry Thomas - Pembroke Pines, FL


Reason for Nomination
Terry is a great scribe and team player. He picks up shifts and accepts shift trades (even if they are weekend overnight shifts). Even when a trainer was running late, Terry stepped out of his role to help set the trainee up and show them around the facility. He has a great attitude and the providers and trainees really like him. Not only does he work as a trainer but he has done CTS work and is currently picking up shifts at another facility to help them out.

What made you want to become a scribe? 
She states: "I initially applied to be a medical scribe to gain clinical experience to work alongside physicians and other healthcare providers in the ED while enrolled in my post-program school."

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
"That would be my mother's mac and cheese."


Zana Raka - Dallas, TX


Reason for Nomination
Zana is extremely committed, in fact she drives an hour each way to the facility for every shift. Immediately after graduation, she began picking up open shifts and made trade shifts to help other scribes get time off when needed. Even at the last minute, she reaches out to fill a shift! She even picked up the night after her apartment flooded from heavy rains . Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find coverage for her shift the next day, but she persevered and came into work on time with a positive attitude, which given is very hard her circumstance and long commute. Zana is a great asset to our team.

What made you want to become a scribe? 
She states: "I wanted to gain insight into what it means to be a doctor. No better way to learn than first hand! Between learning new vocabulary and seeing new procedures, it has all been very insightful! During my college years becoming a doctor seemed so distant. Working alongside doctors, I realized that anything can be accomplished if you work hard at it!"

What would be your dream vacation?
"I love going home to Kosovo. My entire family lives there and I like visiting and seeing everyone."


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