2017 Medical Transcriptionists
Median Pay: US$34,890
Entry Level: Postsecondary nondegree award
Summary
Medical transcriptionists, sometimes referred to as healthcare documentation specialists, listen to voice recordings that physicians and other healthcare workers make and convert them into written reports. They may also review and edit medical documents created using speech recognition technology. Transcriptionists interpret medical terminology and abbreviations in preparing patients' medical histories, discharge summaries, and other documents.
Duties

Medical transcriptionists typically do the following:

  • Listen to the recorded dictation of a doctor or other healthcare worker
  • Transcribe and interpret the dictation into diagnostic test results, operative reports, referral letters, and other documents
  • Review and edit drafts prepared by speech recognition software, making sure that the transcription is correct, complete, and consistent in style
  • Translate medical abbreviations and jargon into the appropriate long form
  • Identify inconsistencies, errors, and missing information within a report that could compromise patient care
  • Follow up with the healthcare provider to ensure the accuracy of the reports
  • Submit health records for physicians to approve
  • Follow patient confidentiality guidelines and legal documentation requirements
  • Enter medical reports into electronic health records (EHR) systems
  • Perform quality improvement audits

Traditionally, medical transcriptionists used audio playback equipment or software that is connected to their computer. However, technological advances have changed the way medical transcription is done. In the past, medical transcriptionists would listen to an entire dictation to produce a transcribed report. While many transcriptionists still perform these traditional transcription services, others are taking on additional roles. Today, many medical documents are prepared with the use of speech recognition technology, in which specialized software automatically prepares an initial draft of a report. The transcriptionist then reviews the draft for accuracy, identifying any errors and editing the report, when necessary. They use word-processing and other specialized software, as well as medical reference materials, as needed.

To do their work, medical transcriptionists must become familiar with medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, and treatment assessments. Their ability to understand what the healthcare worker has recorded, correctly transcribe that information, and identify any inaccuracies in the transcript is critical to reducing the chance that patients will get ineffective or even harmful treatments.

Transcriptionists may need to be familiar with EHR systems. They may create templates, help develop documentation policies, and train physicians on how to use EHR systems.

Medical transcriptionists who work in doctors' offices may have other duties, such as answering phones and greeting patients.

Unit Clerk, Float Pool- 66 hrs/ Bi-weekly, FT Benefits, Nights

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Under direct supervision, and according to established policies and procedures, performs a variety of clerical, reception, logistical, customer service and sitter duties for assigned patient care service or nursing unit. Operates on-line computer terminal to transcribe orders and enter/retrieve/...
Apply Share

Unit Clerk, Float Pool- FT NIghts

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Under direct supervision, and according to established policies and procedures, performs a variety of clerical, reception, logistical, customer service and sitter duties for assigned patient care service or nursing unit. Operates on-line computer terminal to transcribe orders and enter/retrieve/...
Apply Share

Health Unit Coordinator/CNA - Recovery Room Services

Type: Part Time
Description:Providence is calling a Health Unit Coordinator/CNA (0.75FTE, Day Shift) to Recovery Room Services at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in Everett, WA.We are seeking a compassionate, dedicated nursing assistant to provide secretarial and technical assistance support for the...
Apply Share

Registered Nurse (RN) - Training Available

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DaVita is hiring a Registered Nurse to float between our Marion County and Indy East locations (about 6 miles apart). Dialysis experience is not required, we will train.What you can expect:Long term patient relationships. Build meaningful relationship with patients and their family in an intimate...
Apply Share
Indianapolis, IN

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 2 (81.25%)

Type: Part Time
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW...
Apply Share

Unit Secretary - Med Surg

Type: Part Time
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES -Provides indirect patient care in the hospital setting. Prepares and compiles records in the facility. Follows directions from physician and nursing staff. On occasion this position will require work to be performed in areas that may be accessible to pharmaceuticals. This...
Apply Share

Health Unit Coordinator/CNA - Infusion Services

Type: Part Time
Description:Providence is calling a Health Unit Coordinator CNA (0.75 FTE, Day Shift) to Infusion Services at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in Everett, WA.We are seeking a compassionate, dedicated nursing assistant to provide secretarial and technical assistance support for the nursing...
Apply Share

Medical Assistant-Full Time (Days)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician or practice administrator. Administrative duties include, but are not limited to, greeting patients, verifying insurance, collection of co-insurance and/or other deposit payment amounts, scheduling appointments,...
Apply Share

Registered Nurse

Type: Part Time
Duties and ResponsibilitiesAdministrative FunctionsAssist the Assistant Director of Nursing Services in directing the day-to-day functions of the nursing activities in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.Participate in developing,...
Apply Share

FILLED Residency Coordinator - Full Time - Days - Stratford, New Jersey

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Uses independent judgment and decision making skills when performing tasks. Must be proactive in solving problems and have demonstrated administrative and leadership skills. Assists with the administration of GME program activities. Coordinates the residency program in accordance with ACGME...
Apply Share

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II - Molecular Physiology

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Research Tech II Description (Endocrinology Basic Research Group)Occupational SummaryPerform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting laboratory tests, experiments and determinations in support of DMPI research operations.Perform a variety of tasks necessary to maintain a colony...
Apply Share

Residency Coordinator -TEMPORARY POSITION- Part Time - Days, Stratford, NJ

Type: Part Time
Uses independent judgment and decision making skills when performing tasks. Must be proactive in solving problems and have demonstrated administrative and leadership skills. Assists with the administration of GME program activities. Coordinates the residency program in accordance with ACGME...
Apply Share

Unit Secretary

Type: Part Time
Unit Secretary, 8 HRs/Week, 7:00AM-3:30PM, Every Other WeekendJob Summary:Under the supervision of the Patient Care Director, the unit secretary will perform a variety of secretarial duties in support of the administrative and clinical functions on the unit to which he/she is assigned. Must be able...
Apply Share

LPN - Ollie Steele Burden Manor

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
NEW HIGHER PAYRATES FOR OUR SENIOR SERVICES OPENINGS!!!The Licensed Practical Nurse provides basic therapeutic nursing care according to established standards of practice under the direction and supervision of the RN. Provides care to those patients and caregivers whose care requirements are...
Apply Share

LPN - Ollie Steel Burden Manor

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
NEW LPN PAYRATES FOR OUR SENIOR SERVICES DIVISION OPENINGS!!!!The Licensed Practical Nurse provides basic therapeutic nursing care according to established standards of practice under the direction and supervision of the RN. Provides care to those patients and caregivers whose care requirements are...
Apply Share

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST SUPERVISOR

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
JOB SUMMARYPlans and supervises activities in transcription area. Performs other duties as assigned. Occasional travel to other sites required.The Medical Records Supervisor, Transcription will provide direct on and off site support of electronic charting tools and Dragon Medical 10, implementation...
Apply Share
Janesville, WI

LPN - St Clare Manor

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
NEW HIGHER PAYRATES FOR OUR SENIOR SERVICES LPN OPENINGS!!!The Licensed Practical Nurse provides basic therapeutic nursing care according to established standards of practice under the direction and supervision of the RN. Provides care to those patients and caregivers whose care requirements are...
Apply Share

Coordinator-Health Unit (Full Time)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Powerback Rehab is looking for an RN with Wound experience and the ability to handle the nursing side of admissions. This position will work evenings (3p to 11P) and will be 5 days a week. The days will need to vary due to need. Their is the possibility you might have to work on a cart occasionally...
Apply Share

Phone Receptionist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Our Family Practice office in New Tampa is seeking a full-time Phone Receptionist. responsible for answering telephones calls and managing referral request for the department. Typical schedule is Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM.Essential Functions of the Position:Assists traffic on phonesMakes...
Apply Share

Charge Nurse - RN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Purpose To provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities of the Nursing Staff and the CNAs in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the facility.Essential FunctionsEnsure assigned...
Apply Share