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California Medical Scribe Course Description

Our Medical Scribe Professional Program for California Students is a comprehensive online training course that is designed to train the individual in the field of medical scribing. This course is developed by a team of experts, for California-area students, and covers multiple aspects of medical scribing for you to master and become an asset to the California-area medical community. This course provides multiple modules and lesson plans that are arranged in a stepwise approach to provide the fundamentals a California medical scribe needs for job placement.

California Medical Scribe Certification

Every California medical scribe through our program will also receive a certificate of completion and access to our California medical scribe job board. Final multiple-choice exam, and average of all tests, must reach 80 percentile to become certified in California, from our program. All exams, with the exception of the final written exam, can be retaken during your pursuit to becoming a California medical scribe.

Learning Outcomes for California Scribes

Over 25 Scribe Training Modules, and 80 Hours of Content, Covering:

  1. Medical Terminology
  2. Anatomy and Physiology
  3. California Medical Billing and Coding Basics
  4. California Electronic Medical Records
  5. Elements of Medical Note-Taking
  6. 40 Patient Scenarios for the California Medical Scribe to Master Accurate and Efficient Medical Charting
  7. Medical Knowledge and Skills May be Applied to a Variety of Healthcare Environments including California Clinics, California Hospital Settings, and California Emergency Departments
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California Medical Scribe Certification Scholarships

Get started in our California Medical Scribe Training Program today! Complete our interactive, online course and learn to document medical information, and perform standard scribe duties, in order to get placed in a job within California in the near future!

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California Medical Scribe Training

Scribes4Hire provides online medical scribe training throughout the entire State of California, including major cities like Anaheim, Bakersfield, Chico, El Centro, Eureka, Fontana, Fremont, Fresno, Irvine, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Modesto, Monterey, Oakland, Palm Springs, Redding, Riverside, Sacramento, Salinas, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Louis Obispo, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, Santa Maria, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Visalia, and each surrounding area. Online training options for becoming a scribe make it easy to learn to scribe from any Internet-connected computer in California!

California Medical Scribe FAQs

A medical scribe in California is an individual highly trained in medical documentation who assists one or more California healthcare providers throughout a patient encounter. California medical providers have traditionally submitted written documentation or verbally dictated California patient charts. However, with the advent of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), California healthcare providers are now required to perform the clerical aspect of patient charts, leaving a limited amount of time for physician-patient interactions in California.

California medical scribe act as a personal assistant to the provider when it comes to recording medical information. This is done by supporting the documentation and clerical needs of the California-area physician. A scribe's main responsibility is to document findings in a patient's chart by observing the patient encounter. Because of the EMR, there is an overwhelming amount of data that California physicians must record. The burden of clerical responsibilities has made patient-physician interaction brief and impersonal, leading to low patient satisfaction throughout California.

Our California scribe service provides physicians with the advantages of increased time with patients, decreased charting burden, and improved physician efficiency, subsequently improving California-area patient care and satisfaction. The medical industry throughout California is rapidly shifting to the use of medical scribes in an effort to enhance the quality of patient care while simultaneously increasing physician productivity and efficiency.

The California medical scribe course was originally set up for medical students that wanted an advantage before beginning their medical education. PAs, NPs, and nurses also quickly realized that scribing throughout California took them to the top of their classes in professional California-area medical school. The new group of people that we are seeing interested in scribing are California-area people that choose this for a career. The advantage of a career scribe is that the California physician does not have constant turnover. The disadvantage is that a California medical scribe that plans to work for a physician for 10+ years is limited by the pay that they can receive if they work for California-area scribe companies.

At this time, the only way for a trained California medical scribe to find a physician, and for a physician to find a trained scribe, is through a medical scribe company that operates in California. These companies typically charge the California healthcare provider $23/hr, and pays the California scribe minimum wage. When Scribes4Hire originated, we thought this discrepancy was ridiculous. There are many fees that go into developing a trained California medical scribe including recruiting, education, insurance costs, taxes, accountants, and firm management. However, as a business serving California, we have managed to limit them. We do not charge the California physicians as much as we could, and we attempt to compensate the California scribes fairly. We have come to realize that the only way the California scribe can truly get paid what they deserve is by working for the provider directly, which is why we developed Scribes4Hire. You will apply directly to the service of the California-area physician, PA, or NP. In essence, the California healthcare provider pays less and the California scribes can be compensated more, removing the “middle man.”

Over time, I have found many people inquiring about being a scribe in California. I explain to them that if they can pass the course that gives them the core base of medicine, they will usually succeed. There is a need for scribes and a limited number of California pre-medical students. The medical scribe profession will have to adjust to the non-traditional pathway of hiring career employees for California-area scribing needs. This course offers anyone and everyone a chance to make a career as a medical scribe throughout California.

This course is structured into two basic components.

The first part of the California medical scribe course teaches you how to complete a medical note, using a stepwise approach. After you are taught the elements of a medical note, you will perfect your documentation by completing notes on more than 40 mock patient scenarios, all online from your California home or office. You will be able to view the clock, the patient scenario, and the chart template at the same time. With each section, you will be given less time to complete the medical note. Your ultimate goal is to document a complete, error-free note within 10 minutes. Typically, California-area physicians will see 2-8 patients in an hour, so speed with accuracy is a necessary requirement to work with a California health provider.

The second part of the California medical scribe course presents and teaches core medical terminology and medical concepts. This material must be mastered before you can document a medical note since they are documented using medical terminology. When you pass the multiple-choice final, you will have demonstrated a strong base of medical terminology knowledge that will be needed to work as a scribe somewhere in California.

You will also be introduced to "dot phrases" and templates that can speed up your documentation when you are working a scribe in California. California scribes that set up and use dot phrases and templates can typically complete most of the medical notes during the initial encounter. This should be your overall goal while completing this California scribe training course.

If you have any questions while you take the California medical scribe training course, please feel free to contact an instructor for support.

Upon successful completion of your California scribe training program, you will receive a certificate of completion from Scribes4Hire. Formal certification is voluntary for the medical scribe profession in California. However, certification illustrates your commitment to succeed at your future California healthcare provider. Regardless of education level and job experience, certification indicates a standardized level of knowledge and documentation skills.

The importance of the California certification course is to guarantee to California-area employers that an individual has met minimum standards of performance. Many California healthcare providers do not have the time or resources to train a medical scribe in California and are looking for trained California scribes, ready to work in an already established medical practice.

You will have a competitive edge in the California marketplace if you hold a certification. This gives you the opportunity to earn more money and have more career flexibility throughout California. There are several online certification exams that are available for California medical scribes who have experience working in a clinical setting. You may want to consider adding these to your resume, in addition to your Scribes4Hire certification.

This course is entirely online and can be accessed by nearly all computers in California.

You will receive three months to complete the California scribe training program. The course close date will be determined at the time of registration. Once the California scribe training course closes, the student will no longer have access. If the course is not completed when it closes, you may repurchase the course. The will be no course extensions granted, so plan accordingly. You are only eligible for one scholarship. If time lapsed for completion, you will have to repurchase the California scribe course.

Most California hospitals and clinics will only hire an applicant who possesses a high school diploma or equivalent. Many national certification exams require a high school diploma or equivalent to sit for a certification exam. Scribes4Hire recommends that you have a high school diploma or equivalent before enrolling in our California scribe training program.

California students will be required to earn at least 80% to pass all the module quizzes and the multiple-choice final. Your grade will be based on the quality of the written final. The goal of the written final is to complete an error-free medical note under 10 minutes, which is required by most California healthcare providers. If your score is borderline between two grades, the score on the multiple-choice final will be taken into consideration to determine the final grade of the class. There will be no retakes on the final written exam within your California scribe training course.

Your grade for the completed California scribe course will be based on one final written medical note. California students will earn 1 to 5 stars based on the final. The highest grade possible is 5 stars with the lowest possibility being 1 star. You will not be able to retake the written final. All grades are final once they are submitted.

When you have completed the California medical scribe course, you will be allowed to post your résumé on the Scribe Connection Job Posting Board for California. At that point, you will be able to view and contact all California-area providers that are looking for a scribe through the Scribes4Hire website. The California healthcare providers and California scribes on the Job Posting Board are located throughout the entire United States. You can apply directly to the location site of your choice. The California-area provider will also be able to view all scribes on the job board and contact them directly. The difficult part is not learning the course material or passing the quizzes and final examinations, but finding a medical scribe position in California that fits your career goals and busy schedule. The advantage of using the Scribes4Hire job board is that you will be able to pick a scribe specialty that interests you and earn a much higher hourly wage. Typically, California medical scribe staffing companies will assign you to a California-area clinic where they have a need, and the location and specialty are not taken into consideration. Also, as a direct-hire California medical scribe, you will negotiate a fair and equitable hourly wage that fits your needs and lifestyle.

One of the most difficult notes for my California scribes to learn is the H&P. Even if you work at a clinic in California where SOAP notes are used, you should understand the concept behind the H&P note. The SOAP note is an abbreviated H&P. If you enter the medical scribe profession in California with your goal of continuing onto medical, PA, or NP school, these notes will be used commonly and should be understood thoroughly for your education.

Yes, the notes will be different but are typically much easier than what is covered in this California scribing course. Many subspecialty providers throughout California will use SOAP notes or clinic notes.

Scribes4Hire offers subspecialty courses that focus on a specific medical specialty. For example, if you have an interest in scribing for a Urologist in California, we offer a certificate for urology medical scribing. This subspecialty course is separate from the core Scribes4Hire California-area scribing course. You are required to take the California general medical course before you can take a subspecialty course as the general course covers all the medical basics. Before someone can learn and understand a specific body system and treatment, he or she must have an idea of how the body systems are related. There will be additional coursework and tuition to earn the subspecialty certification.

Testimonials of the Medical Scribe Training Program Offered to Prospective California-area Medical Scribes

“I have found the scribes to be extremely well trained and a pleasure to have in my practice. Their thorough and accurate documentation of my charts saves me time and has increased my job satisfaction.”

- Emily S. Perry M.D.

“My scribe’s grasp of medical terminology, the components of a physician note, and our EMR was well beyond my expectations. She was able to mimic my style and create a physician note that sounded just like me. I highly recommend this service and will use it again.”

- Lois M. Gibson M.D.

“Scribes have taken me away from data entry and back to my patients.”

- Tamara S Daniels MD

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