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May 2017 Scribe of the Month

Posted by Mariah Boyce on May 31, 2017 3:42:00 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 poured over all of this month's nominees and are proud to announce those selected to be Scribe of the Month for May 2017 in each region that we service across the country. Check 'em out below!


NORTHEAST REGION

AHMED ABDULHAY  ANN ARBOR, MI

"It is honestly a great honor being nominated for Scribe of the Month, it gives the nominee a sense of accomplishment."

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Reason for Nomination:
"Ahmed took a weekend trip to Chicago. His car broke down and he realized he would not be back in time for a shift at 9 AM early in the week. Ahmed got the first half of his shift covered but could not find coverage for the second half. He took it upon himself to get an Uber to take him from Chicago to Michigan so that he could work half of his scheduled shift.

After the aforementioned shift, he actually had to go back to Chicago to retrieve his car, and come right back home after getting it to work another shift the following day. He also was willing to switch shifts with another scribe that day on very short notice, so that another scribe could attend an important medical school event. Ahmed is very dedicated to this job and our team."

What are your future career aspirations?
My future aspiration is to either become a ER physician or to obtain a Ph.D. in medical physics. I have always been interested in the medical field and feel like I can help make the world a better place.

If you weren't going into medicine, what else would you be interested in?
I always thought it would be cool if I was a high school teacher, or even a college professor.

 


MID-ATLANTIC REGION

CHEYENNE MIRANDA – MEMPHIS, TN

"Being nominated by one of my coworkers has made my heart so full. It makes me happy to know I have created such a work environment."
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Reason for Nomination:
"Cheyenne is someone who's been there for me since I started at Baptist. She always has a nice, bright smile on her face and is always willing to help! She will stop what she is doing to ensure that whoever needs her, gets her full attention. On top of Cheyenne being so caring, she's someone who embodies what a scribe should be like. She goes above and beyond to ensure that her job is done perfectly and correctly. Observing her when we do work together, I can tell that she's going to go places!"

Why did you choose to become a scribe?
Medicine, clearly, has always been one of my biggest interests. Scribing, I felt, would offer an even deeper look into medicine and the logistics of patient care. My time working in the ED has given me just that.

If you weren't going into Medicine, what else would you be interested in? 
If I could have a "do-over", I'd love to be able to pursue my art. Drawing has been an outlet for my right-brained self a midst all the science. Although I am pursuing medicine, art is still an integral part of my life. 

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A drawing by Cheyenne Miranda

 

MID-ATLANTIC SCRIBE SPOTLIGHT

Christian Lyle - Beaufort, SC



CENTRAL REGION

ELIZA SZYBKA – MUNSTER, IN

"It is very nice to be recognized for the hard work."NE Centra Eliza Szybka.png

Reason for nomination:
"Eliza has been a tremendous asset by assisting with shift coverage at a time where the team is experiencing significant turnover. Recently she stayed several hours after her own 10 hour shift to cover a physician who sent his scribe home due to illness while on shift."

Why did you choose to become a scribe?
I wanted to become a scribe to get more real life experience working with physicians and patients. I knew I wanted to go into medicine and by becoming a scribe I was able to confirm that this was my passion. I knew it would be great experience for medical school and would allow me to learn while working. 

Who inspires you?
Some of the people that inspire me include Dr. Heyer, Dr. Garoza and Dr. Senh. Their practice style and management of patients inspires me to continue learning and hopefully become a skilled physician like them. They always take time to teach me something new.

 

CENTRAL SCRIBE SPOTLIGHT

Kristen Settle - Farmington, MO



TEXAS REGION

ALEXANDRIA RIVAS – FRISCO, TX

"It is exciting and humbling to receive an affirmation such as this."Alexandria Rivas- Texas.jpg

Reason for Nomination:
"I have worked with Alex over the last year and a half and have observed leadership and professionalism in her that are beyond her years. She is always very sincere and reachable to all team members. The team dynamic is quite challenging and yet she maintains good relationships with the physicians and scribe team. She covers shifts when no one else is available and when coverage is difficult and offers to work when she asked off to ensure we don't miss a shift. She goes as far as to come in to a shift and help trainees out who need the extra help and sit with them one-on-one.  She embodies the Scribe Honor Code & leads by example.  She is an invaluable asset to this team & PhysAssist."

What made you want to be a scribe?
I honestly didn't know what a scribe was until my best friend's mother-in-law, who is a nurse  practitioner, told me and thought it would be a great idea. The experience sounded amazing and it was a good way to get into the medical field. I'm very glad I did it.

What are your future career aspirations?
Working as a forensic pathologist/medical examiner is my long term goal. It's something I've wanted to do for almost 10 years.

 


SOUTHEAST REGION

CHRISTIAN TEJERA – PEMBROKE PINES, FL

"I was extremely happy to become Scribe of Month. It feels great to be recognized by a great company and coworkers over my amazing work ethic."
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Reason for Nomination: 
“Christian is the reason that I continue to scribe. When I see that I am working next to him, I know he's going to challenge me to not only be a better scribe but also a better person. I enjoy the intelligent conversations that we share, and the medical knowledge that he has bestowed upon me is more than I could have ever imagined. He should not just be scribe of the month but scribe of the year.”

“I can't quite put into words how amazing it has been to work with Chris. He is a great scribe. In the beginning of my scribe career I was having difficulties with not only scribing but also with the different times of the shifts. I remember relaying my frustrations to Chris and he helped me to set up my schedule so that I was able to have time for work and study. He also showed me some of his cool tricks so that I was able to be a better scribe. Thank Chris.”

Why did you choose to become a scribe?
I decided to become a scribe to expand my medical knowledge for my medical school application. I knew I needed more medical experience before I applied and this position has provided me with such experience. I have learned so much from this experience that I feel I have the ground work for an amazing medical career.   

What is the best part of working on your team?
The best part of working on my team is the sense of family and support we receive. Everyone on our team helps each other out when need be and is supportive of each other dreams. We always share any tips or advice from our application process since we are all applying to similar programs.



WEST REGION

JULIA KEARNS – LAS VEGAS, NV

"A total surprise! But awesome to be recognized working at such a small facility in our division."

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Reason for Nomination: 
Julia Kearns has been a full time employee at Desert View Hospital since December 2016. DVH is located in Pahrump, Nevada which is 1 hour outside of Las Vegas. Julia literally & figuratively goes the extra mile & is quite possibly the greatest asset to our team. Working at DVH is the quickest way to discern your true scribing capabilities. Charting HPI's, exams, vitals, labs and radiology on paper charts for 50+ patients a day is incredibly overwhelming.”

What made you want to become a scribe?
The desire for ER experience and the ability to learn everyday about a field that holds my greatest interest.

Who inspires you?
My oldest sibling, and only brother. I've looked up to him for as long as I can remember.

 


Know a scribe who really stands out?
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Topics: medical scribes, Scribe Recognition, scribe of the month, why i became a scribe

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