Medical Transcriptionist

Most medical transcriptionists work for hospitals, physicians’ offices, and third-party transcription service companies that provide transcription services to healthcare establishments. Others are self-employed. As a Medical Transcriptionist, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

– Listen to the recorded dictation of a doctor or other healthcare professional
– 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 has a consistent 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 systems
– Perform quality improvement audits