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Medical Transcriptionist

E19

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving skilled medical transcription work in typing medical reports from dictating equipment or from physicians notes or other sources.

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Transcribes various permanent, confidential, legal, medical documents, including histories, physical examinations, operative reports, discharge summaries, x-rays, EEG's, consultations and letters of correspondence for physicians, psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists and other professional staff as appropriate.
  • Abstracts information from discharge records to compose first draft of discharge summary in keeping with individual physician preference and style for reporting
  • Communicates with clinicians concerning required documents that are delinquent or incomplete.
  • Provides transcribed documents to the medical records unit and clinician.

Level Descriptors:

The Medical Transcriptionist job family consists of two levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of work assignments and the responsibility assigned for the leadership of others.

Level I:                                                   Code:  E19A                                          Salary Band:  E

This is the career level of the job family where employees are responsible for performing a full range of work in transcribing various forms of notes and records, including dictation, written notes, charts and other documents.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of medical terminology; of grammar, punctuation and spelling; of dictating and word processing equipment; of clerical office procedures; and of report and letter writing.  Skill is required to type.  Ability is required to follow instructions; to organize work; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of experience typing and transcribing medical reports from dictating equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting the successful completion of a college/technical training course in medical transcription for only six months of the required experience.

Level II:                                                  Code:  E19B                                          Salary Band:  G

This is the leadership level where employees are assigned responsibility for the supervision of others in completing the transcription and typing of medical reports and records.  This includes assigning and reviewing work, providing training and insuring that required tasks are completed and includes responsibilities for disciplinary actions, employee development, evaluation of performance and other administrative tasks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of medical terminology; of supervisory principles and practices; of office methods and procedures; of grammar, punctuation and spelling; of dictating and word processing equipment; and of report and letter writing.  Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to apply policies; and to read and comprehend procedures and manuals.  Skill is required to type.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of three years of experience typing and transcribing medical reports from dictating equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting the successful completion of a college/technical training course in medical transcription for only six months of the required experience.