Career Story: Medical Transcriptionist And Trainer

Medical Transcriptionist And Trainer

Job Title: Medical Transcriptionist & Trainer

Type of Company: I work for a Health Care Organization

Education: BA in Organizational Psychology Cambridge College

Previous Experience: Attended vocational training program desiring to enter the medical field learning all about anatomy and physiology. Continued to become a certified medical transcriptionist and began working at a local hospital.

Job Tasks: My job requires me to understand a wide range of medical terminology including medications and the anatomy and physiology of the body. Basically I transcribe (type) what is dictated by a physician (word for word) into a computer database. This information is stored in an electronic database that can be seen by medical staff.

I also train new hires to do exactly this in addition to being able to manipulate the medical software in order to edit and transmit the data that is stored into the database.

I provide back-up support the the administrative staff and departmental managers in the departments of Diagnostic Imaging and Cardiac Imaging. This part of my job requires me to create, edit and transmit correspondence to patients, doctors, etc. I also troubleshoot any issues that may arise surrounding medical reporting.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of the job is being able to work independently and being responsible for such important and confidential information offers a great challenge. My job also offers a great deal of flexibility.

The worst part of the job is that occasionally others tend to fall short of meeting their responsibilities thus making my workload a bit larger. Also, working with physicians is a challenge in itself. You have to have pretty thick skin.

Job Tips: If you desire to work in a medical setting the most important aspect is gaining as much computer knowledge as you possibly can as in this day and age, everything is high-tech and if you are lacking in that area, your chances of gaining and keeping a job in this setting is slim to none.

Additional Thoughts: The field of Medical Transcription is basically a dying field and anyone wishing to work in this capacity should start thinking more in terms of Data management as opposed to strictly medical transcription. Also, there are many companies that offer the opportunity to telecommute if you are looking to work from home that can be a great benefit.

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