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.
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.
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?
25 CPD Hours.
For Registered and Enrolled Nurses and Midwives, our recommendation, based on previous student experience for this course is approximately 25 CPD Hours.
For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.
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.