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Medical Scribe

Fredericksburg Emergency Medical Alliance
Fredericksburg, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $14,300 to $32,760 Yearly
  • Contractor
  • Benefits: dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description

We are seeking a Medical Scribe to join our team! An overview of our main responsibilities and qualifications are listed below. Please scroll to see the full description of the position. 


  • Accompany medical providers to the patient interview
  • Document patients' medical histories into an electronic medical record (EMR) system
  • Translate medical terminology into abbreviations
  • Review reports for completeness
  • Contribute to patient satisfaction efforts in the emergency department
  • Correct errors in transcription, grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Other clerical tasks can include paging hospitalists/specialists, tracking down lab results or imaging studies, observing traumas, etc. 


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Planning on pursuing a career in medicine
  • Familiarity with medical terminology
  • Typing speed of at least 60 wpm
  • Strong attention to detail


The Fredericksburg Emergency Medical Alliance (FEMA) is a group of Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners that work in the emergency department at Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital Center, and the Free-Standing Mediplex at Lee's Hill. FEMA employs over 50 medical scribes, who have the opportunity to work directly alongside healthcare professionals and gain experience in the medical field. 

The FEMA Scribe Program employs many intelligent and motivated young future healthcare providers that record emergency department (ED) patient histories. The scribes are responsible for documenting various aspects of the medical chart, including the History of Present Illness (HPI), Review of Systems (ROS), past medical history, relevant family history, social history, vaccinations, and more. Due to their position, scribes are allowed to observe a plethora of procedures and trauma codes. The scribe experience offers a great introduction into Emergency Medicine and the surgical and medical subspecialties along with insight into the politics of healthcare. Our scribes offer the providers an invaluable service that expedites patient care in a very busy, sometimes stressful, and ever-changing work environment. As a medical scribe, individuals build an extensive medical vocabulary and develop the ability to collect patient histories rapidly and accurately. FEMA scribes do have the opportunity to directly conduct patient interviews under the supervision of the providers. As of February 2019, FEMA scribes also became involved in improving patient satisfaction through hourly "check-ins" and by participating in the Patient Experience Team. 

FEMA scribes work in close collaboration with our physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. This working relationship provides a great opportunity to observe each provider as they interact with patients and the ED staff. During downtime between patients, our providers will act as mentors to the scribes, teaching them how to construct a differential diagnosis, read medical scans, and develop critical reasoning and analysis skills. 

FEMA is currently interested in part-time (10-34 hours/week) and full-time (32-40 hours/week) year-round or semester scribes. 

All applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in medicine as a physician, physician assistant, or nurse. They must be at least 18 years of age and have graduated from high school. 

More information about the program, including how to apply, can be found on our website: 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the program or application.

Fredericksburg Emergency Medical Alliance

Why Work Here?
FEMA scribes are provided invaluable opportunities for direct patient contact and make life-long connections in the healthcare field.


1001 Sam Perry Boulevard

Fredericksburg, VA



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