Medical Scribe

Program Description

Instructor: I. Earl, NCMA, AHI, CPI, BS

Prerequisite: Basic Windows skills

Looking for an exciting new health career in a growing field? The primary function of a scribe is the creation and maintenance of the patient’s medical record which is created under the supervision of the attending physician.  The scribe documents the patient’s history through direct observation of the physician’s interaction with the patient as well as the procedures performed, the results of laboratory studies and other information gathered.
Learn fundamentals of the career, including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, privacy and ethics-HIPPA, medical symbols and abbreviations, EHR/EMR (Introduction to Electronic Health Record/Electronic Medical Record), common diagnostic testing, basic pharmacology, insurance-coding, and resume creation. After successful completion of the program, you will receive a professional certificate of completion.

Employment possibilities after course completion:

  • Local Hospitals
  • Physician Offices
  • Clinics
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Surgical Care Centers

8 Thursdays         Sept. 27 – Nov. 15       6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81223         Outreach – Rm. 405    Tuition Fee $285

Before the first class, purchase required textbook at www.bhc.edu/bookstore.

Required Textbook Purchasing Procedure

  1. For a list of PaCE textbooks, visit www.bhc.edu/bookstore
  2. Click on campus location (Hawk’s Hub (QC) or East Campus).
  3. Click on (Order Textbooks) in the Textbooks box.
  4. Select Term (Fall 18), Select Department (Adult Ed)
  5. Click on your course name under Select Course and click (Add Selection).
  6. Click on (Get Course Materials) to see your book title.
  7. Payment options – debit, credit, or pay at pickup.
  8. Delivery options – ship to home, pick up at East Campus or pick up at Quad-Cities Campus.