Medical Transcriptionist Duties
This is skilled typing and clerical work involving skilled operation
of a typewriter and transcribing difficult medical dictation.
Work involves transcribing a variety of medical dictation from
tapes. Work also involves performing routine clerical duties. At the
beginning of work, detailed instructions and close supervision are
received and employees are assigned less difficult and shorter tapes
to transcribe. Work is reviewed in progress and upon completion for
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Transcribes discharge summaries and operative reports dictated by
physicians according to established format; types corrected copies.
Uses medical dictionaries, glossaries, and personal notes in
Distributes blank tapes, envelopes, and log sheets to various floors
of the hospital; picks up dictated tapes.
Photocopies summaries, reports, and other materials; distributes
copies to appropriate physician or agency.
Files charts and summaries; puts cards in numerical order.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school, including courses in typing
and preferably supplemented by courses in medical terminology;
experience as a typist; or any equivalent combination of training
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of medical terminology.
Considerable knowledge of business English, spelling, and
Ability to transcribe medical dictation.
Ability to type accurately at a reasonable rate of speed.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to work under stress and to meet required standards of
Skill in the operation of a typewriter.