The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a Medical Scribe to ensure complete and accurate capture of medical information as spoken/instructed verbatim by the clinician. Assist the clinician in navigating the electronic health record. (At no time is the scribe performing independent clinical judgment or direct patient care.) Accompany clinician in all approved patient care locations. Assist clinician with mentored research projects. Perform literature and internet searches to provide disease prevalence data. Participate in the development of ad-hoc reports.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Accompany clinician into patient exam areas for the purpose of accurately documenting the clinician's encounter with the patient as described by the clinician.
Seek real-time clarification of all information entered into the medical record.
List diagnoses and symptoms as well as follow-up instructions and prescriptions as mentioned by the clinician.
Enter orders, including diagnostic testing and medications which are pended and require clinician approval to activate.
Document procedures performed and described by the clinician. Invoke the organization’s approved scribe statement for each clinical note.
Complete all scribe duties before leaving the patient care area.
Maintain professional appearance and conduct at all times.
Participate in clinical research activity at the direction of the clinician.
Perform literature searches and data bases searches to gain data required for projects.
Perform other duties as required.
High School diploma or General Education Diploma. Additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum experience required for the respective job.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, nursing, or related discipline. Six months experience as a medical scribe, medical transcriptionist, or other related job in a medical office. EPIC knowledge/experience.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard. Ability to move about workspace.
Working Conditions: May require some travel to other orthopedic clinic sites. May require coverage of Orthopedic Convenience Care clinic including evenings and weekends.
Classified Title: Medical Scribe Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $13.00 - $16.93/Hour; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm; May require coverage of Orthopedic Convenience Care clinic including evenings and weekends. Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Department Name: Orthopaedic Surgery, Bayview Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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