Medical Transcriptionist

Patient First

The responsibilities of this job include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Transcribing and editing recorded material (e.g., patient histories and physicals, consult letters and notes, physician correspondence, x-ray reports, etc.);
  • Verifying accuracy of patient information (e.g., name, identification number, etc.);
  • Matching the complaint to diagnosis using Medical Records needing review for specific date reports for every date of service transcribed;
  • Verifying accuracy of transcription for correct punctuation, grammar and spelling;
  • Researching via appropriate reference materials in order to correct dictated language into concise, accurate, and understandable text;
  • Informing the Team Lead when there are questions and inconsistencies in the dictated language that require assistance with correction;
  • Flagging charts that are dictated in the incorrect pool for the supervisor so they can be moved to the proper pool;
  • Sending demographic information regarding flagged dictations to the Transcription Assistant to be addressed by dictator(s);
  • Meeting the minimum daily line requirements as directed.

Minimum education and professional requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • High school diploma required;
  • Formal training through an accredited transcription program preferred;
  • Five or more years of experience as a medical transcriptionist in a hospital, urgent care facility, or medical specialty preferred;
  • Knowledge of medical transcription guidelines and practices;
  • Excellent skills in English usage, grammar, punctuation, and style;
  • Ability to use an extensive array of professional reference materials;
  • Ability to operate word processing equipment, dictation and transcription equipment, and other equipment as specified;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no supervision;
  • Proficiency in a variety of Microsoft applications and software products, as well as transcription-specific software products;
  • Ability to concentrate and work under pressure with no time constraints;
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time;
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.