Job Description

Job Title: Scribe/Medical Writer
Job ID: 25396178
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Foot and Ankle of NWPA
Location: 3330 Peach Street, Erie PA 16508


UPMC is looking to hire a Scribe/Medical Writer to join the team in Erie!  This individual is responsible for providing accurate documentation, summarization of the office visits, and recommendations in the context of a patient chart while maintaining patient flow and communication regarding appointment status.  This position is Monday through Friday during normal business hours.  Travel between offices in the Erie are required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to, answering phones, scanning, abstracting, checking patients in and out, helping with work ques, etc.
  • Remains as close to physician as possible and limits time away from the physician and the patient.
  • At times, guides patient to front desk after completion of exam and ensures proper follow-up appointments are made.
  • Provides patient with assistants while they are exiting the exam room to expedite patient flow.
  • Monitors examination room and any physical limitations that the patient may have
  • Evaluates the condition of the exam room to ensure adequate supplies are in stock.
  • Correctly summarizes and documents what the physician says during an examination, including but not limited to: proper charting of the examination, documenting additions to the chief complaint, assessment and recommendations for treatment (including justifications of decisions reached when appropriate).
  • Learns the personality and preferences of each physician, recognizing differences and abiding by them when working with each particular physician.
  • Accommodates the needs of the patient for the exam.
  • Notifies physician of changes to the daily schedule, especially emergencies
  • Enter charge information as designated by the physician
  • Maintains an awareness of the patient?s verbal and non-verbal communication when the physician is providing instructions as it may necessitate the writer repeating information, providing written instructions, and/or patient educations materials for the patient to review at home.
  • Becomes fluent in the exact requirements of each examination.


  • High School Diploma and 4 years of experience in a medical office, medical transcription or billing/coding required. 
    • OR Associates degree/equivalent and two years of experience in a medical office, medical transcription or billing/coding required. 
  • Basic of knowledge ICD-10 coding.
  • Administrative experience preferred.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    Salary Range: $13.69 to $20.84 / hour

    Union Position: No

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