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Medical Scribe, Surgery

GW Medical Faculty Associates | Washington, DC

Posted Date 2/10/2024

The GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) was incorporated in July 2000 as a not-for-profit, physician-led practice group. The organization functioned as an independent organization in support of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Sciences as a multi-specialty physician practice group. The GW MFA has grown to become the largest independent academic physician practice in the Washington, DC metro region with 375 physicians and 100 APP providers. In 2018, the MFA bylaws were revised to allow The George Washington University to serve as the sole corporate member while the MFA retained independent 501c3 status. The purpose of the change was to ensure alignment between the MFA and The George Washington University. 

MFA physicians provide comprehensive patient care, offering one practice for the whole person with 52 medical and surgical specialties. As members of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty, MFA providers are teachers and mentors for medical students, residents, fellows, and researchers preserving the rich tradition of academics, research, and healing. In addition to maintaining a closely integrated alliance with The George Washington University and The George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) which is separately owned and operated by Universal Health Services (UHS), the GW MFA has active referring relationships with 12 area hospitals. 

The GW MFA’s leading healthcare presence in the DC metro region is complemented by a network of community-based practices in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Given its geographic location in central NW Washington, DC, and proximity to more than 175 resident embassies, the MFA continues to evolve its international clinical outreach.

Position Summary

This position has first-line responsibility for assisting the Department of Surgery physician with various aspects of electronic medical record documentation. Enhances the ability of the physician to efficiently process the paperwork associated with the office visit and any needed follow-up. This individual will work closely with the physician and clinical staff to ensure that he/she is recording accurate medical information.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Document written, typed, and/or computer medical information into the electronic medical record system.
  • Transcribe the spoken word into words, symbols, and terms that reflect the medical assessment of the clinical practitioners.
  • Distinguish between the different forms of medical results and physical findings and appropriately document them.
  • Assist the attending physician with routine office visit activities.
  • Effectively communicate with clinical and non-clinical personnel.
  • Process data entry into a computer system efficiently. 

Minimum Qualifications


  • A Bachelor’s degree in one of the Basic Sciences, English, Computer Science, and/or a combination of education and training that will allow the individual to be successful.
  • Strong knowledge of medical terminology through experience and/or satisfactory completion of related coursework. 

Physical Requirements

  • Walk, bend, twist, and reach above the shoulder frequently in an office setting
  • Must be able to occasionally lift, carry, push, or pull up to 20 lbs. as part of the role
  • Regularly exposed to healthcare settings that may require personal protective equipment
  • Requires manual dexterity to operate a computer keyboard, calculator, copier machine, and other equipment
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