Tina Figueroa serves as the Scribe Administrator for HCA Hospitals, St. Rose Hospitals, North Vista Hospital, Desert View Hospital and manages two contracts for Pediatrix and South West Medical Associates. Tina has been with FES/ACES for 5+ years now and has grown our scribe group from 30 scribes and 4 hospitals to over 180+ scribes and 12 different facilities. Tina came to us with a vast amount of Medical Management experience in many fields of focus, ranging from Pediatrics to Oncology services. Her extensive knowledge in the management field has helped ensure continued growth of our program. Tina is responsible for recruiting and ensures that all scribes are credentialed and trained appropriately to exceed the expectations set forth by the facilities in which the scribe program serves. This is inclusive of maintaining all administrative areas are up to date, as required to ensure compliance. This in turn will facilitate communication, accountability, and collaboration amongst scribes, physicians, and hospital staff. Her passion for the healthcare industry and desire to assist the team achieve all goals set, will be a continued asset to FES/ACES and increase the opportunity for growth. Anyone who wants to be a scribe will start with Tina and go from there.
Linzie Roberts is our clinical coordinator for our HCA facilities which include Sunrise, Sunrise Pediatrics, Southern Hills, and Mountain View Hospital. She has been a part of the scribe program since February 2013. She was a scribe for multiple facilities including HCA facilities, Dignity facilities, and also Southwest Medical facilities. She is currently attending Nevada State College and obtaining her degree in health and wellness and chemistry to eventually apply to physician assistant school. As the Clinical Coordinator, she is responsible for training new hires on the documentation system and keeping veteran scribes current on documenting protocol revisions. Linzie also maintains a certain level of quality in the Scribe Program with monthly chart evaluations and staying up-to-date with documentation requirements as outlined by several chart auditing systems.
Chantelle Martinez graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in December 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in the biological sciences, as well as from the university’s Honors’ Program. She has been with the scribe program since August 2014. Since she began, she has worked as a scribe in both the emergency department and internal medicine. Chantelle is now Clinical Coordinator for the internal medicine sector of the scribe program for Fremont Emergency Services. Her duties include training new hires in transcription methods for internal medicine providers and managing current scribes working with our internal medicine clinics. In addition to her work, she is also taking more classes and performing research in preparation to apply for Physician Assistant School next year.
Pamela Brearey serves as the Dignity Scribe Clinical Coordinator which includes St. Rose Delima, Siena, and San Martin. She been working as a scribe for the past year and has enjoyed every minute. Pamela recently finished her B.S. degree in Biology, Pre-Professional and will be moving on to medical school soon. She is originally from the great state of Ohio and loves cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes! As clinical coordinator, Pamela is responsible for training new hires and clinical oversight. She makes sure scribes are well versed with medical terminology and EMR. She also ensures quality in the program through chart reviews and keeps scribes up to date with any changes.
Scribe Program FAQs
Dr. John Henner and Dr. Wade Sears were the main proponents of the scribe program.
The scribe program was implemented in October 2008.
Scribes increase the productivity of the ER physician, allowing for more patient-focused care, improving patient satisfaction and safety, improving documentation and overall efficiency.
A typical scribe has prior medical experience and knowledge of medical terminology and/or is currently pursuing a degree in the medical profession.
- Provide real time charting on patients that present to the ER.
- Record patients’ chief complaints, current and past medical history, physical exam findings, and results of any diagnostic tests ordered.
- Extract and document data from the providers’ conversations with their patients’.
- Prep charts for admission, discharge or transfers.
- Passion for learning
- Positive Attitude
A scribe provides documentation assistance in real-time to ER physicians using electronic charting software.
- Able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
- Able to extract pertinent information through listening and observing.
- Able to stand for long periods of time.