• Medical Transcriptionist

    Emory Decatur Hospital
    Campus Location
    Decatur, GA, 30033
    Campus Location
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Number
    Job Category
    Clerical & Administrative
    Standard Hours
    40 Hours
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Transcribes medical reports such as case histories and physicals, discharge summaries, operative reports, consultation reports, and similar medical reports from recorded dictation. Proofreads, reviews and verifies dictation for accuracy and quality against established standards. Corrects errors in spelling, medical record numbers, patient name, types of procedures, dates, punctuation and grammar without changing the meaning of sentences. Corrects documents based on physician changes. May assign appropriate diagnostic or billing codes. Copies and mails copies of documents to referring physician, families, medical records, etc. as required after obtaining physician approval.

    Regularly tests dictation equipment; discusses appropriate repairs with service representative and schedules preventive maintenance. Reports equipment problems to supervisor.

    Assists in training new employees; reviews new procedures and organizational requirements for transcription. Performs other related duties as required.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent. One year of medical transcription experience. The ability to type or keyboard 50 accurate words per minute.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (MediumMax 25lbs): up to 25 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 25 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

    ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.


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