Course in Medical Scribing

2 day course $1195.00 (per student inc gst)

Course Code 10575NAT

A Medical Scribe is a trained and qualified medical information manager who specialises in scribing doctor-patient encounters in real time during a medical consultation.

A Medical Scribe is a revolutionary concept in modern medicine. Traditionally, a doctor’s job has been to focus exclusively on direct patient contact and care. However, the advent of the Electronic Medical Record (EHR) has created an overload of documentation, clerical and  administrative responsibilities that inhibits the doctor’s ability to work efficiently and remain solely focused on best patient care and outcomes.

The role of a Medical Scribe is to provide the doctor or specialist with an affordable, efficient solution that removes the burden of administration and documentation and allows them to focus on clinical medicine.

Course Outline

The Course in Medical Scribing supports the needs of students by providing evidence based and nationally accredited training to people working in the capacity as a Medical Scribe within the emergency environment, supporting improved patient outcomes and promoting safe best practice.

The course addresses the need for people entering the field to be highly trained in a range of specialist areas of practice to maximise vocational capacity in the field of Medical Scribing.

Successful completion of the program provides students with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for the Course in Medical Scribing and industry recognition via membership to the Australasian College of Medical Scribes (ACOMS).

This course is intended to provide students with a range of knowledge and skills to perform the following functions associated with medical scribing:

  • Perform real time charting
  • Document complex medical information
  • Maintain and update medical records
  • Record consultations with healthcare professionals, patients and family members
  • Follow-up pathology, radiology results and other relevant patient information to assist the healthcare provider
  • Document procedures and medications given
  • Liaise with other medical professionals
  • Look up records from prior health care consultations or admissions
  • Record provider-dictated diagnoses and prescriptions
  • Prepare plans for discharge and/or follow-up care
  • Document admission and treatment plan
  • Access relevant paperwork – consent forms, pathology and radiology order forms, discharge instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How much does the course cost?

    The Course in Medical Scribing costs $1195.00 per student.

  • How long does the Program take to complete?

    The program will require approximately 40 hours to complete.

  • What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

    Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

    The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.

  • How many CPD hours/points will I achieve for completing this Program?

    As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

  • What do I receive at the end of the course

    On successful completion of the Course in Medical Scribing students will receive a Statement of
    Attainment for the Course in Medical Scribing, accredited course code 10575NAT.

  • How do I become an Endorsed Scribe?

    Successful completion of the Course in Medical Scribing provides students with a 12 month Professional Membership to the Australasian College of Medical Scribes (ACOMS).

    ACOMS provides industry recognised endorsement for Medical Scribes in Australia.

  • Why do I have to pay an application fee?

    The application fee covers the cost of the Australian Standard Type Test that students are required to take prior to the commencement of the program.

  • Why am I required to complete a typing test?

    Medical Scribes are employed to provide an efficient administrative support role for Emergency and other specialist Physicians. Part of the scribing role requires students to be able to type electronic medical records (EMR) with a sufficient level of speed and accuracy to support the dynamic emergency environment.

  • What happens if I do not meet the minimum requirements of the typing test?

    If you are unable to achieve the required result in your online typing assessment, you may contact The Benchmarque Group to discuss the option of a second assessment.

    The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to prevent students from undertaking the program if they are unable to adequately demonstrate the minimum entry requirements,

  • What do I need to bring to the course?

    Students are encouraged to bring any suitable electronic equipment to assist in the completion of the course including laptop computers or tablets. Scribing scenarios and the final assessment activity can be completed in the classroom using this equipment. However, students can choose to handwrite the activities. In the unlikely event that you experience issues with your electronic equipment during the workshop, students will need to complete handwritten assessments.

  • How long do I have to complete the assessment?

    12 months. The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the BenchmarqueIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 6 months to complete and submit all required assessment activities. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure an assessment is completed on time. At the completion of the 6 month period, students can request up to a maximum of 2 extensions, each extension being for a period of 90 days. If requesting a second extension, the request must be in writing.

  • What if I cannot complete the assessment in the allocated time?

    If the entire 12 month period expires and a final assessment has not been submitted, The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to deem the assessment Not Competent and remove the student from the program.

  • How many times can I submit my assessment?

    If you are deemed Not Yet Competent on your first and second assessment submissions, feedback will be provided. It is very important that you read all the feedback provided. The Assessor will have identified any areas where additional evidence is required or any questions that need to be reviewed and resubmitted. If, after 3 unsuccessful submissions, you are unable to demonstrate competency on your assessment, your assessment will be deemed Not Competent. Feedback will be provided to you and what the possible following steps and outcomes are.

Snapshot

Course Outline

The Course in Medical Scribing supports the needs of students by providing evidence based and nationally accredited training to people working as a Medical Scribe within the emergency environment, supporting improved patient outcomes and promoting safe best practice.

The course addresses the need for people entering the field to be highly trained in a range of specialist areas of practice to maximise vocational capacity in the field of Medical Scribing.

Learning Outcomes

This course is intended to provide students with a range of knowledge and skills to perform the following functions associated with medical scribing:

• Perform real time charting
• Document complex medical information
• Maintain and update medical records
• Record consultations with healthcare professionals, patients and family members
• Follow-up pathology, radiology results and other relevant patient information to assist the healthcare provider
• Document procedures and medications given
• Liaise with other medical professionals
• Look up records from prior health care consultations or admissions
• Record provider-dictated diagnoses and prescriptions
• Prepare plans for discharge and/or follow-up care
• Document admission and treatment plan
• Access relevant paperwork – consent forms, pathology and radiology order forms, discharge instructions.

Units of Competency

• HLTAN510C Use advanced health terminology in a professional context
• HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems
• BSBMED303B Maintain patient records
• BSBMED305B Apply the principles of confidentiality, privacy and security within the medical environment

Entry Requirements

Evidence of typing skills at or above 60 words per minute

Pre Reading

The Benchmarque Group will supply all required textbooks and resources to you once your registration has been finalised. Some online assessment activities and reading is required prior to attending the workshop.

Course Delivery

• One (1) day face to face workshop
• In-class activities assessed by facilitator
• Mandatory third party observed workplace activity
• Online assessment completed via BenchmarqueIQ completed prior to workshop.
• Online typing skills assessment completed prior to workshop.

Assessment Requirements

Prior to commencing the Course in Medical Scribing you must:

• Complete the online typing test and achieve a result of 52 words per minute or higher with an accuracy 90% or higher.

To achieve competency in this course, students must:

• Demonstrate competency through realistic skills simulations and oral questioning. ‘What if and how to’ scenarios.
• Competently complete an assessment covering essential knowledge and skills.
• Complete workplace practice.

All workplace activities must be completed in accordance with work health and safety standards and all other relevant workplace policies and procedures.

What to expect

The study day involves a lecture and skills based activities involving practical application of scribing skills learnt. These skills are built upon during the face-to-face session and culminate in a complex scribing scenario assessment activity
Morning tea and lunch are provided.

Students are provided with all of the necessary resources including website access, online assessment login, required reading materials and textbooks to complete the Course in Medical Scribing.

What to bring

A laptop or tablet device are essential, pens of at least 2 different colours and note pad.

Estimated hours of study (including assessment)

40 hours

Assessment Period

12 months.

The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the BenchmarqueIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 6 months to complete and submit all required assessment activities. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure an assessment is completed on time. At the completion of the 6 month period, students can request up to a maximum of 2 extensions, each extension being for a period of 90 days. If requesting a second extension, the request must be in writing.

If the entire 12 month period expires and a final assessment has not been submitted, The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to deem the assessment Not Competent and remove the student from the program.

CPD Hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

Endorsements

Medical Scribes Australia