General Summary: Works under the supervision of the Director of Health Information Management. The primary job function of the Medical Transcriptionist is to transcribe medical record reports and data according to established policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: GED/High School Diploma required; Courses in medical terminology and computer application preferred and/or experienced medical transcriptionist.
Experience: Two years experience as a medical transcriptionist preferred. Computer and general office skills required.
Interpersonal Skills: Must be able to communicate with supervisor, other hospital personnel, and physicians when receiving and completing work assignments.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Finger dexterity and eye/ear/hand/foot coordination are required to perform transcription and/or written assignments.
Essential Physical Requirements: The physical demand is sedentary. Must be able to sit for long periods when transcribing medical reports. Must be able to use hands for repetitive simple grasping and fine manipulation when operating dictation and transcription equipment. Bending, squatting, and reaching above shoulder level are occasionally required when obtaining reference materials.
Essential Mental Requirements: Must be able to analyze and interpret orally dictated reports from persons with a variety of dialects. Must be able to continuously pay close attention to detail and frequently meet deadlines under pressure. Knowledge of english grammar, spelling and medical terminology.
Essential Sensory Requirements: Good vision and the ability to hear are continuously required to be able to use dictation and transcription equipment. Must be able to speak clearly when communicating with supervisor, physicians, and other hospital personnel.
Exposure to Hazards: Occasionally exposed to toxic substances and moving machinery.