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"Medical Transcriptionist"
Job Description - Part 1

Basic Job Description:

Use transcribing machines with headset and foot pedal to listen to recordings by physicians and other healthcare professionals dictating a variety of medical reports, such as emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries. Transcribe dictated reports and translate medical jargon and abbreviations into their expanded forms. Edit as necessary and return reports in either printed or electronic form to the dictator for review and signature, or correction.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Medical Transcriptionist"

1) Decide which information should be included or excluded in reports.

2) Distinguish between homonyms, and recognize inconsistencies and mistakes in medical terms, referring to dictionaries, drug references, and other sources on anatomy, physiology, and medicine.

3) Identify mistakes in reports, and check with doctors to obtain the correct information.

4) Perform data entry and data retrieval services, providing data for inclusion in medical records and for transmission to physicians.

5) Produce medical reports, correspondence, records, patient-care information, statistics, medical research, and administrative material.

6) Return dictated reports in printed or electronic form for physicians' review, signature, and corrections, and for inclusion in patients' medical records.



7) Review and edit transcribed reports or dictated material for spelling, grammar, clarity, consistency, and proper medical terminology.

8) Take dictation using either shorthand or a stenotype machine, or using headsets and transcribing machines; then convert dictated materials or rough notes to written form.

9) Transcribe dictation for a variety of medical reports such as patient histories, physical examinations, emergency room visits, operations, chart reviews, consultation, and/or discharge summaries.


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10) Translate medical jargon and abbreviations into their expanded forms to ensure the accuracy of patient and health care facility records.

11) Answer inquiries concerning the progress of medical cases, within the limits of confidentiality laws.

12) Perform a variety of clerical and office tasks, such as handling incoming and outgoing mail, completing and submitting insurance claims, typing, filing, and operating office machines.

13) Receive patients, schedule appointments, and maintain patient records.

14) Set up and maintain medical files and databases, including records such as x-ray, lab, and procedure reports, medical histories, diagnostic workups, admission and discharge summaries, and clinical resumes.

15) Receive and screen telephone calls and visitors.

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