Working in Transcription
What does a Medical Transcriptionist do?
Medical transcription requires the MT to : perform document typing and format according to the Ozescribe style guide, with all documents delivered accurately and on time. MTs are required to correct the spelling of all terms and words, (occasionally) correcting medical terminology or dictation errors when found.
An MT is responsible for researching all medical terms, drug names and diseases to ensure that the document is transcribed accurately and in the correct context. All transcription reports must comply with medico-legal laws, policies and procedures, and laws relating to patient confidentiality.
To be successful in a career in transcription we seek candidates that possess the following;
- Approved and recognised qualifications from one of our preferred training providers or
- Minimum of 3 years current working experience in Medical Transcription (audio files)
- Advanced knowledge of medical terminology.
- Above-average spelling, grammar, communication and memory skills.
- Skill in the use and operation of basic office equipment/computer; eye/hand/foot coordination.
- Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
- Above-average to excellent typing skills.
- Sound Knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
- Sound Knowledge of disease processes.
- Sound Knowledge of medical style and grammar.
- Knowledge of and proper application of grammar.
- Knowledge of and use of correct punctuation and capitalisation rules.
- Demonstrated MT proficiencies in multiple report types and multiple ″specialties″.
If you do not meet the above criteria, qualification can be obtained from one of our preferred healthcare documentation training providers.