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Emergency Physician Scribe


Job Highlights:

-Offers paid one-on-one time with emergency physicians. 

-Paid training providing a crash course in emergency medicine.

-Wages are $8/hr initially, raised to $10 per hour after 3 months of work. 

-Flexible shift scheduling

-You get full exposure to the real emergency room.

-It is an excellent resume builder for medical school.


How to Apply:

Visit for the application; email it to



The Emergency Physician group at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY is revitalizing its Emergency Scribe Program for their Emergency Department.  They have contracted with our company ScribeAmerica to hire and train their Emergency Physician Scribes. Accordingly we are recruiting outstanding students interested in careers in medicine to begin staffing their program.  Our company is one of the largest scribe companies in the United States and we staff over 40 emergency department contracts with over 400 scribes.  We are looking to recruit students to become part of our team.   

The job opportunity is called an “Emergency Physician Scribe;” we act as personal assistants to the physician and perform all of their non-patient-care tasks.  These include documentation, patient tracking, organization, and much more.   We are looking for extremely motivated, sharp, and adaptable students who perform well in a fast-paced and high-energy environment.  Because you will work one-on-one with a board certified emergency physician for the entirety of their shift you become intimately familiar with emergency medicine.  It is extremely exciting work; you see everything from CPR, to heart attacks, to strokes, to rapid sequence intubation, to chest tube placement and much more.  Additionally you gain first-hand experience documenting exactly like a physician; a skill that is invaluable later for any career in health.  

There is both theoretical classroom training and applied training live in the emergency department.   Because of the rigors of training, all hours spent training are paid.  Both time in the classroom and time in the Emergency Room are compensated.  After training, shifts last 8-12 hours each, and we ask for a minimum of two shifts per week.  Additionally, since I personally commit over 100 hours of training for each employee, there is verbal commitment of two years of work.  The training starts at $8.00 per hour, and raises to $10.00 per hour after you have proved your ability to work in the emergency department.  Additionally we are looking to hire a chief scribe to run the program at this hospital so career opportunities are available for noteworthy candidates.  

There are few other opportunities that allow for such direct exposure to the emergency room: and this opportunity is paid.   This job is one of a kind; those who have excelled as scribes have consistently progressed to have successful careers in medicine.  If you especially impress a physician they will be happy to provide a strong letter of recommendation for medical school.  Additionally the medical terminology acquired during your time as a scribe will put you leagues above your other classmates later in school. 

To find out more information visit or contact Kristi Hockenberry at  Please let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to applicants from Ithaca College. 

Posted by Nancy Pierce at 8:34AM   |  Add a comment

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