The Medical Transcriptionist/Speech Editor transcribes/edits dictation by physicians and other healthcare providers in order to document patient care. The Medical Transcriptionist/Speech Editor will also be involved in the research of questions and in the education of others involved with patient care documentation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Transcribes at least the minimum lines of dictation per hour per the Transcription Production-Incentive policy.
2. Transcribes reports with minimal errors, maintaining the minimum quality score per the Transcription Quality policy.
3. Demonstrates proficiency in transcribing all work types and in understanding diverse accents, dialects and varying dictation styles for accuracy.
4. Works under pressure to meet the required turnaround time for all transcribed reports, including stat requests.
5. Recognizes, interprets, and evaluates inconsistencies, discrepancies and inaccuracies in medical dictation and appropriately reports them as required.
6. Transcribes according to The AHDI Book of Style guidelines.
7. Applies feedback from the quality improvement process to daily work in order to eliminate repetition of errors.
8. Continually develops understanding of multiple computer applications and document management programs in order to effectively contribute and adapt to the changing healthcare environment.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of medical transcription, as normally obtained with training as a medical transcriptionist/speech editor.
At least 1 year experience in acute care medical transcription to include all work types, e.g., History and Physicals, Consultations, Operative Reports, Discharge Summaries, etc., required.
Registered Medical Transcription (RMT), Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS), Certified Medical Transcription (CMT), or Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) status desirable but not required.
Considerable mental concentration for sustained periods of time with attention to detail of paramount of importance. Pressures of time and accuracy. Must handle confidential material. Long periods of sitting are required. Vision and hearing must be good. Must have finger dexterity and complete use of hands and arms. Approximately 95% of working time is spent at a computer.
Standard office conditions; clean, well-lit, climate-controlled area. Frequent distractions from doctors or other hospital staff who may inquire about reports. Occasional phone interruptions.
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