Fairview Health Services Scribe in Minneapolis, Minnesota


  • 19 beds in the main section and 7 in section two.

  • Provides care to 30,000 patients annually, average 80 daily.

  • 50% of patients are mental health.

  • Multidisciplinary approach to all emergencies.

  • RN’s must be BCLS, ACLS, TNCC, and ENPC certified.

  • Care delivery team: Board Certified/Eligible ED physicians, RNs, ER Techs, Health Unit Coordinators, Psych Associates, 4-5 patients per RN.

The Scribe follows the emergency physician into the patient’s room and enters information into a computer using a specially designed template. As the doctor dictates, the Scribe records the patient’s medical history, the reason for the visit, and the results of the physical exam. The Scribe enters orders for lab tests and X-rays, records the results of diagnostic tests, and helps the physician and the nurse keep track of the patient in the ED. After the doctor reviews the chart, he or she enters the diagnosis and plan of care, and signs the chart electronically.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Assigned to work with one Emergency physician per shift

  • Accompanies the physician upon patient interview and examination.

  • Documents physical examination findings and procedures as performed by the physician.

  • Documents the results of laboratory and radiology studies as dictated by the physician.

  • Documents the correct time of patient care related activities, including physician-to-physician communication, family communication, and re-examination of the patient.

  • When the physician concludes the patient’s encounter, the physician will review all documentation completed by the Scribe, make any necessary amendments, and sign the chart. The physician is ultimately responsible for documentation of the patient’s care.



  • Completion of 2-3 years of college course work toward a Bachelor's Degree in pre-med, nursing, or physician assistant.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and computer proficiency. 

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-22307

Profession Non-Clinical Support Staff

Speciality Administrative/Clerical/Customer Service

Location West Building-University of Minnesota Medical Center

Shift day/evening

Hours per 2 weeks 48

Department Emergency Physicians