Medical Scribe FAQs

A medical scribe (sometimes called a scribe, remote scribe, virtual scribe, or telescribe) listens to real-time conversations between a caregiver (doctor, nurse, physician assistant, or other licensed healthcare practitioner) and a patient. The scribe listens for pertinent medical details in the conversation and enters them into the patient’s electronic health record (EHR).

Athreon’s medical scribes must be high school graduates or GED recipients who have also completed a medical scribe training program. We may consider applicants without formalized training who have 6 months’ prior experience working as a medical scribe. If you’re currently enrolled in a medical scribe training program, please wait until you complete it before applying.

No. Athreon does not offer formalized scribe training. Some reputable providers of online, self-paced medical scribe training include:

No. Training and certification for medical scribes should not be confused. Training is required so a scribe can capture data for the medical record timely, accurately, and efficiently. No officially sanctioned body certifies medical scribes.

Athreon virtual medical scribe positions are employee status.

Yes. Due to the sensitive nature of the work, all scribes must undergo a background check and drug screening. 

Yes. Athreon virtual scribes are required to work a minimum of three 8-hour shifts per week. Full-time opportunities are available as well.

Yes. Athreon will hire scribes that can work a consistent set schedule of at least 3 eight-hour shifts per week.  

We aim to accommodate schedule preferences, where possible, with advance notice. However, individuals with irregular availability are not well-suited to scribing work.

No. Based on the needs of our clients, we require that our scribes be available to work a minimum of 12 consecutive months.

No. Athreon scribes must reside in the United States. 

Depending on the client’s workflow, you may have access to web meeting software to listen to live patient-doctor conversations, or you may listen to recorded conversations. You will simultaneously access the client’s EHR to input patient data. You will work from your home office. 

Athreon’s clients use a variety of EHR systems. Some Athreon virtual scribes who scribe for a single provider use one EHR. Others who scribe for multiple providers may use two or more EHR systems.

Scribes shadow their provider’s schedule, taking breaks and lunches when their physician does. Athreon virtual scribes are required to work a minimum of three 8-hour shifts per week.

Possibly. Some caregivers do not speak English as their native language. Fortunately, all our work at home virtual scribe jobs have fantastic support to help you with physicians who speak English as a second language (ESL). Our supportive QA team, trainers, and even the doctors themselves will provide valuable feedback to help you acclimate.

This depends on the scribe’s availability, and the volume of work Athreon receives. Our virtual scribes routinely convert speech to text for a primary physician and a secondary caregiver. This approach helps for backup purposes when a scribe takes leave.

Yes. Physicians will routinely give feedback to their scribes. This may happen at the start or end of your shift or between patient visits. Likewise, Athreon’s trainers and QA staff members will provide coaching.

Scribes work primarily via web meeting software and online EHR portals.

Athreon pays scribes weekly via direct deposit.

Scribes that work full time are eligible for health, vision, and dental benefits.

All our home-based opportunities offer several benefits. You will have the ability to work closely with a caregiver from the convenience of your home office. Compensation is weekly, and benefits are available to full-time medical scribes. Our work at home virtual scribe jobs also offer top-performing employees opportunities for advancement to training, quality assurance, and project management.