140 degree options and you have to just pick 1? Okay, some people end up picking two and it can get more complicated, but trying to decide what I wanted to do for the rest of my life with no real office work experience seemed impossible! By my Junior year of college these questions were becoming more important as I realized I was going to need a real job in about a year, so I decided to look for an internship.
CHIEF SCRIBES, LEAD TRAINERS & CORPORATE TAKE ON LEADERSHIP TRAINING (& FUN!)
From August 16 to 17, 2016, we were pleased to bring together more than 100 individuals from across the nation for the biannual PhysAssist Scribes Leadership Conference. Chief Scribes, Lead and Head Trainers, as well as new and tenured corporate employees, gathered at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, TX, for an exciting event.
What started in 2012 as a small group of Chief Scribes meeting with home office members for team building and training development has now turned into a large-scale trade-show style forum for collaboration, sharing of ideas and leadership training.
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(Click here to read about the Conference held in January 2016.)
So you've been a scribe for a few months now and you're zipping through charts in no time. You hit a lull in between patients and suddenly you think "hunh, I've got this scribing thing down pat...now what?" Well, as a scribe, there's always room to grow. Stop day dreaming in the ED and start being present, as ER physician Dr. Crowley shared with us a few weeks ago—because there are tons of ways to use what you have learned as a scribe that can be translated into leadership positions with PhysAssist Scribes.
There are so many paths you can take to enhance your skills to become a leader and a teacher...not to mention you can even travel to train scribes in hospitals across the country! Check out the handy chart in this post spotlighting the avenues you can take, including:
We believe that PhysAssist Scribes provides an unprecedented opportunity for future medical providers to learn about the fast-paced world of medicine, literally from the trenches.
Our providers help people when they are unwell and our scribes help those providers...on so many levels. Every scribe has a unique story about how their experience made an impact on their medical school or physician assistant program education; not to mention the incredible things they learned by being a part of the emergency department experience—from clockwork teamwork during codes to understanding scans and EKGS to the special comraderie that exists between doctors, nurses, PAs, NPs and, of course, scribes.
Adaptability + Effective Communication = Excellent Leadership
The greatest leaders do more than take charge, turning an idea into a successfully executed endeavor. They continuously train to hone their captaining traits to become more adept at heading the helm. According to Forbes, among the best qualities that make a leader great are effective communication skills, which can help instill trust and higher morale, as well as approach and intuition, which can lead to better adaptability to all of the things work can throw at us.
4 Tips to Identifying the Best Scribe Candidates
The biannual PhysAssist Scribes Leadership Conference this winter included multiple focus sessions where attendees met with industry experts to discuss topics ranging from innovations in scribe training to learning how to communicate more effectively. Divisional Recruiting Manager, Jason Barber, spoke with a breakout group on the methodology to use when identifying good scribes. This allowed attendees to reflect on how to best tease great talent out of every scribe on their teams.
ed doc sam crowley shares tips on being a better scribe
From January 6 to 7, 2016, chief scribes, lead trainers and corporate employees engaged in a variety of interactive workshops and inspiring talks at the biannual PhysAssist Scribes Leadership Conference. Attendees were treated to a highly informative and exciting conversation with Sam Crowley, MD, emergency room physician and Chief of Staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall.
FORMER SCRIBES SHARE FIRST DAY TALES
The winter PhysAssist Scribes Leadership Conference, held from January 6 to 7, 2016, in Hurst, TX, was kicked off with a dynamic discussion between four of our vice presidents, three of whom started as scribes themselves!
Biggest and Best One YET!
In 2012, a small group of PhysAssist Chief Scribes met with home office members to work on team building and training development. In no time at all, the PhysAssist Scribes Leadership Conference grew into a large-scale event, with our biggest and most successful one yet held from January 6 to 7, 2016.
Our headquarters hosted 52 Chief Scribes, 50 new and tenured employees, 15 Lead and Head Trainers and one Scribe of the Year in a huge leadership development event featuring workshops, lectures, amazing PhysAssist giveaways, and of course, lots of fun at the Hurst Conference Center, TX.
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I jolt awake to the sound of my alarm going off. As I blearily stare at my screen, I groan at the fact that 04:45 seems to be the time. The only reason I know that’s AM and not PM is because my phone has been set on military time since I became a scribe – it helps when I’m charting late at night and apparently can’t do math.
As I stare around me, it takes a second to remember where I am and why I’m required to be up before the sun even makes an appearance. Oh yeah, I have a shift today. I've been working a lot recently, but I hold on to the fact that my trainee is on-track and the providers are really enjoying scribes.