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June 2017 Scribe of the Month

Posted by America Mendez on Jul 7, 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 June 2017 in each region that we service across the country. Check 'em out below! #SOTM


NORTHEAST REGION

SARA MARCUS LANGHORNE, PA

"It was an honor to be nominated as SOTM. It is a humbling feeling to be recognized for all of the hard work, long hours, and dedication I have put forth in this job, and yet there are many other scribes on my team who are just as deserving of this title."

Reason for Nomination: Sara Marcus.jpg

"Sara Marcus has been an invaluable member of the team.  She has picked up multiple shifts last minute to guarantee coverage for every physician when I other call out.  Even more valuable than her consistent assistance in covering shifts and her impeccable training of new scribes, is her indefatigable cheer.  It is obvious when she is in the ED as she always has a moment to listen to other scribes and something to say to make a stressed co-worker laugh.  She improves the moral of the team. Whenever I am in a tight spot due to callouts, Sara is one of the scribes that I know will help out of she is at all able.  Just this week she picked up an additional shift so a co-worker would not have to pull a double.  She is well liked by all the scribes and the doctors.  One of our most difficult and demanding doctors cannot say enough about how incredible Sara is.  She is kind and reliable and simply everything one could hope for in a scribe and a co-worker."

What are your future career aspirations?

I plan to go to nursing school in the fall and then go back in a few years to become a nurse anesthetist.

Who inspires you?

My parents inspire me every day. Their day-in and day-out dedication to their jobs, family, and passions have motivated me every day.

 

NORTHEAST SCRIBE SPOTLIGHT

Jessica Hyman - Langhorne, PA

 


MID-ATLANTIC REGION

SARAH TOBIN – BEAUFORT, SC

"I feel very honored to be the scribe of the month! I honestly forgot about the recognition for scribe of the month, and it was awesome to be recognized."

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"Sarah had worked at our facility in Beaufort for the past few months before relocating to Charleston, where she would continue scribing. Shortly after, we had a series of losses that we were not prepared for that left us with 14 open shifts in two weeks. Seeing as though our team was at half of the initial capacity, we simply did not have the numbers to realistically fill these shifts. Sarah picked up 7 of the 14 shifts and will be commuting to and from Charleston daily just to help out at BMH. I have been very impressed from a professional standpoint regarding her attitude throughout these past couple of weeks. She continues to take on more of the workload and does so eagerly. Sarah has made this month realistic for our team. I genuinely am not sure how we would have made it through May without her help."

Why did you choose to become a scribe?

I actually heard about the scribe program though an organization at USC Beaufort! I never had any experience in an ED setting before becoming a scribe, and I thought that this could help me determine my future path in medicine.

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

This is a very difficult question since it's very difficult for me to even think about doing something else with my life. I'd probably say that I'd want to do something with horses if I had to choose a career that wasn't medical. Maybe horse training would be a good backup plan!

 

 MID-ATLANTIC SCRIBE SPOTLIGHT

Stuart Orange - Louisville, KY

Jacob Mauceri - Atlanta, GA

 


 

CENTRAL REGION

TRENNON HENTON – MO

"It feels humbling to say the least. I took over as Chief when our team needed help and we were greatly understaffed. Our team wouldn't be like it is today without all of the outstanding and helpful scribes we have employed. They are always willing to help when needed and cover shifts. It has been a pleasure to be the Chief of this team."

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"Trennon had the very difficult job of stepping into a team that was in a tough spot. The team was understaffed and lacked leadership. We had almost as many trainees as experienced scribes. Trennon has been the perfect person for the job. She swooped in and has done so well. She is managing quite a bit but still manages to be a good scribe and do great work. She does a good job keeping in touch with the team and working with corporate. Trennon, you are fabulous!"

What are your future career aspirations?

I am actually starting my Doctor of Physical Therapy program in August! My overall goal is to become a Pediatric Physical Therapist.

Who inspires you?

I know it might seem cliche, but my mother inspires me. She was a single mother for many years, raising 4 children and working 3+ jobs. Looking back now, I am amazed how she did it. She not only taught me how to be a hard worker, but how to stand up for myself and to always go after what I want. She is caring, loving, and hilarious too! :)

 

CENTRAL SCRIBE SPOTLIGHT

Charity Bearden - Festus, MO

Leah Mann - Festus, MO

Kirsten Settle - Farmington, MO

Morgan Tyler - Farmington, MO

Ashley Cantrell - Farmington, MO

Joseph LaValle - Farmington, MO

 


TEXAS REGION

MARIA ISABEL DURAN – EAST DALLAS, TX

"Exciting! Humbled!"

Reason for Nomination: Maria Isabel Duran- TX.jpg

"I worked last night (April 18th) at Hunt. It was a CRAZY busy night... we were constantly moving in Fast Track. My scribe, Isabel, was fantastic. She truly made a huge difference. Her positivity, sense of humor, AND  her very detailed and accurate notes made a very busy shift so much better. When her shift was over, she stayed to help me. I told her she did not have to... and she said "No way I'm leaving while it's like this." I'm so very thankful she did... her help was invaluable. While I thanked her personally,  I wondered if you would pass along my appreciation to her manager?"

What made you want to be a scribe?

Molly Jacobsen. I went to school with her at TAMU-Commerce and heard wonderful experiences she had in this role, as well as working with all the wonderful doctors, PAs, and NPs. I knew this would be a great opportunity to gain experience in the medical field and build long lasting relationships.

Do you have a hidden talent?

Party coordinating/planning/decorating

 


SOUTHEAST REGION

SELYNA MOCZARY – PENSACOLA, FL

"Shocked to say the least. So many scribes work  hard and sacrifice a lot for their teams. I enjoy being there for my team and helping out in any way I can, and I'm grateful to have been selected as Scribe of the Month like many before me."

Reason for Nomination: Selyna.jpg

“She has been super helpful to me since finding out that I was pregnant. She has covered several shifts for me that I really needed off. All the while working 5-6 days a week for the past few weeks. I know she's very tired, but she unselfishly helped me cover a shift when one of family died. She deserves more than the Shakespeare coffee that I buy her!”

What are your future career aspirations?

As far as in the near future, I want to go ahead and be EMT certified and continue working towards additional degrees involving science, eventually establishing a career working in the lab!

What is the best part of working on your team?

My team is a very close-knit and hilarious group of individuals. We constantly make each other laugh every day and keep the atmosphere light, while always remaining professional.

 

 SOUTHEAST SCRIBE SPOTLIGHT

Claudia Delikat - Naples, FL

Jacob Mauceri - Atlanta, GA

Anarosa - Bradenton, FL

Erin Lang - Leesburg, FL

Kaitlyn Goff - Tampa, FL

Alex Briganti - Tallahassee, FL

 


WEST REGION

SEAN ANDRESEN – EUGENE, OR

"It feels great! It does feel a little strange, though, because I feel as though my entire team is full of hard-working and dedicated scribes. To be singled out for our hard work is an honor to be sure, but I think our whole team deserves this recognition."

Reason for Nomination: Sean Andresen.jpg

“Sean picked up the remaining portion of an open 6 am shift that a scribe called out of 3 hours prior. Despite that Sean worked until 2 am the night before and had a shift at 2 pm later that day, he gladly offered to assist the provider and his teammates. He went above and beyond by showing nothing less than professionalism and a cheery, positive attitude. Sean deserves to be recognized for his willingness to assist on such a short timeline and adaptability, even with little sleep!”

What made you want to become a scribe?

One of my friends is a scribe with PhysAssist and he told me all about it. It sounded like a really great way to gain valuable medical exposure and learn a great deal about medicine in general. Working in the ED appealed to me simply due to the variety of medical cases you're exposed to.

Who inspires you?

Recently, I've been very inspired by Atul Gawande, surgeon and author of some pretty amazing books. He spends a lot of time discussing end-of-life care in his book "Being Mortal," a topic that all too many people (physicians and patients alike) tend to avoid. This topic is one of the most important philosophical issues in modern medicine - a system designed to extend life whatever the cost. Gawande has provided me with significant insight into the side of medical practice that is really quite an uncomfortable topic to address.


Know a scribe who really stands out?

Nominate them for the next SOTM by clicking below. 

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