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UCLA Health Systems

Scribe - Oncology, San Luis Obispo




Full Time


San Luis Obispo, California, United States


The Physician Support Assistant (Scribe) will assist physicians
with various administrative aspects of patient care in their respective
department. Under the direction of physicians, these administrative aspects include
assisting with recording the physician medical record documentation (electronic
or paper) of patient history, review of systems, physical exam findings, progress
notes, procedure notes, follow-up of laboratory and diagnostic results,
expediting consults, and assisting with recording the documentation for patient
care and follow-up. PSAs will work in close association with physicians
assigned to the department and will be part of the medicine team. PSAs may also
participate in monitoring the completion of physician medical record
documentation to assess for charts completeness and will send incomplete charts
back to appropriate physicians as needed. Work hours may
include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.



  • Ability to perform under the pressure of frequent
    interruptions and distractions.
  • Ability to proofread very detailed materials and
    monitor work accurately.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively and
    diplomatically interact with others.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to speak clearly and distinctly using
    appropriate vocabulary and grammar to obtain and convey information.
  • Skill in working independently and following through on
    assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain equanimity in the face of
    resistance, indifference or hostility.
  • Knowledge and skill in using various computer programs
    such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook email and database software.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
    relationships with co-workers, faculty, residents, nurses, students,
    University representatives, patients and the public.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule which will
    include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to organize and track multiple records and
    requests and follow through in a timely manner.
  • Ability to handle confidential material while
    protecting its strict confidentiality.


  • A minimum of two years of scribe or related physician
    support experience
  • Prior experience with training new Physician Support
  • Previous experience with electronic medical records
    such as Medhost, EPIC, Cerner, etc.
  • Detailed knowledge of medical terminology and the
    ability to distinguish different exams and medical diagnoses is required.
  • Knowledge of E&M codes and the level of
    documentation necessary for each billing level.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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