A Scribe is trained to relieve the provider of clerical duties; thus allowing the provider to focus more directly on clinical care. A Scribe's role is limited to documentation and efficiency management of the provider. The Scribe is an unlicensed person and exclusively non-clinical. The Scribe does not touch patients and does not engage in any type of patient care. The Scribe observes the provider during patient encounters and performs documentation on the provider's behalf. Under the direction of the provider, the Scribe enters information into the patient's electronic or written chart. All documentation is reviewed and/or edited by the provider. It is signed with an attestation by the provider that the scribed chart accurately reflects all work performed by the provider.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.
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