MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST...WHAT DOES IT TAKE?
Are you a quality-focused medical transcriptionist? Would you like to work at home as a subcontractor? Would you like to be your own boss, manage your own time and receive an income for your skills? Transcription Plus, LLC is always looking for the right people...people like you, to be part of our team of highly motivated medical transcriptionists, who are proud to be members of this quality-oriented organization.

Every member of our team possesses the following qualities and characteristics:† Skilled at medical transcription, highest degree of accuracy with attention to detail, self-motivated and self-starting, able to organize time, able to focus on work, dependable and reliable, with a strong commitment to confidentiality issues.

HOW DO I GET STARTED ?

 

Please take a moment to learn of the work ethic requirements expected at Transcription Plus, LLC...and then let us know of your interest. You are invited to submit the career application. A representative will personally contact you. (The information you provide is for internal use only and will not be shared or sold to outside parties.)

WHAT IS A MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST?

 

In the broadest sense, medical transcription is the act of translating, from oral to printed form, the record of a patientís medical history and treatment. Physicians rely on the judgment and reasoning of experienced medical transcriptionists to safeguard the accuracy and integrity of medical dictation. A medical transcriptionist is looked upon as a language specialist. The physical demands of being a medical transcriptionist are that of primarily sedentary work, with continuous use of earphones, keyboard, foot control and video display terminal.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

 
  • Excellent listening skills...
  • BEYOND excellent proofreading skills...
  • Accurate typing skills...
  • Impeccable Attention to detail...
  • Solid medical terminology knowledge...
  • Excellent comprehension and usage of the English language, grammar and punctuation...
  • A high degree of Responsibility, Work Ethics, Integrity and Professional Attitude...
  • Independent achiever, self-motivated and able to work under pressure of quality/detail issues and turn-time requirements...
  • Organized...
  • Perfectionist...
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods...
  • Patience - It takes years of hands-on practice, practice, practice to become a good medical transcriptionist...
  • Quest for continual learning.

A PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL LANGUAGE SPECIALIST REQUIRES:

 
  • IBM Compatible Computer
  • Digital Transcription Kit and/or Transcriber (micro/mini)
  • Microsoft Word Software
  • Reference Books, including a good medical dictionary
  • E-Mail
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, clinical medicine, surgery, diagnostic tests, radiology, pathology, pharmacology and the various medical specialties, as required in areas of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of medical transcription guidelines and practices.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; including English usage, grammar, punctuation and style.
  • Ability to understand diverse accents and dialects and varying dictation styles.
  • Ability to use designated reference materials.
  • Ability to operate designated word processing, dictation and transcription equipment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure with time constraints.
  • Ability to concentrate.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Excellent eye, hand and auditory coordination.

THE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES OF A MEDICAL LANGUAGE SPECIALIST ARE:

 
  • Transcribe medical dictation, with absolute accuracy, to provide a permanent record of patient care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the medicolegal implications and responsibilities related to the transcription of patient records to protect the patient and the business/institution.
  • Operate effectively, skillfully and efficiently designated word processing, dictation and transcription equipment, as directed, to complete assignments.
  • Follow policies and procedures, seeking assistance and clarification to resolve problems.
  • Expand job-related knowledge and skills to improve performance and adjust to change.
QUALITY EXPECTATIONS:   Quality medical transcription requires above-average knowledge of English, punctuation and grammar. Excellent auditory skills are necessary in order to interpret sounds almost simultaneously with keyboarding. Advanced proofreading and editing skills, ensuring accuracy of transcribed material, are crucial. Highly developed analytical skills and deductive reasoning are imperative, as well. Versatility in the use of transcription equipment and computers is essential.

PROOFREADING IS A SKILL...LEARN IT WELL.

 

Here at Transcription Plus, LLC we require that each dictation is re-listened to while proofreading - listening to each and every word. Proofreading WORD FOR WORD is very important. Many times when you know what a sentence SHOULD say, that is what you see, instead of what the individual words actually say. Time MUST be set aside to accomplish work correctly. Work subcontracted through Transcription Plus, LLC is done so with the understanding that the proper amount of time will be dedicated to complete the work with 100 percent accuracy. THIS IS NOT AN OPTION -- IT IS A REQUIREMENT.

ACCURATE PROOFREADING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.   A transcriptionist working with Transcription Plus, LLC is expected to be a responsible person with honed, quality skills...able to pick up 99.9 percent of the errors that are made, before work is submitted. This entails much more than technical medical skills -- grammar, punctuation and common sense skills are also essential. Safeguards are in place at Transcription Plus, LLC whereby it is virtually IMPOSSIBLE for common errors to slip by, provided the safeguards are being followed closely. Posing a question through the appropriate avenues, if not 100% positive of the simplest to the most complex issues, is always correct. Guessing is always wrong. Know when to doubt...doubt often...and...when in doubt, ask - never assume.

LISTEN CAREFULLY...

 

To what is being said and learn to pay constant attention to content. Sound judgment, deductive reasoning, common sense and the ability to detect medical inconsistencies in dictation is critical for the professional medical language specialist.

CONFIDENTIALITY:

 

All client information and/or procedures which are specific to your office are highly confidential. It is extremely important that this confidence not be breached. You must never divulge any information pertinent to a client and/or their patients to anyone.

COMPENSATION:

 

Unlike most transcription companies, Transcription Plus, LLC pays by the hour, not by line or page count. In order to obtain the quality requirements set forth by this company, we have found that this arrangement is considerably more equitable and fair, not only for our subcontractors but our clients as well.

WHAT DOES BEING AN INDEPENDENT SUBCONTRACTOR MEAN?   The advantages of working at home as an independent subcontractor include allowing more personal and family freedom, a flexible schedule, less stress and the ability to save money on work-related expenses such as business attire and transportation. A subcontractor is required to own the equipment and supplies required to perform the job. A subcontractor is responsible for filing and paying of all Federal, State, FICA and/or any other applicable taxes.
     
DON'T HAVE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE?   Unlike many transcription companies, Transcription Plus, LLC may be willing, in select cases, to work with you to assist in developing your skill level...provided you possess textbook knowledge of medical terminology, as well as the outlined work-ethic requirements.

If you are confident that you've got what it takes to become a member of this dynamic team of quality-minded, detail-oriented, dependable transcriptionists at Transcription Plus, LLC, please take the first step and complete our career application.
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