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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST transcribes clinic reports, patient histories, physicals, progress notes, medical and dental reports, radiology reports, prescriptions, test results, medical correspondence, and other medical information from voice dictation in order to provide a permanent record of patient care. This information is dictated by medical practitioners such as physicians, physician's assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, nutritionists, and other health care providers and consulting specialists working in a university student health services facility, or, in some cases, in a specialized medical facility such as Veterinary Medicine.
This is a single classification and not currently part of a series of classes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Employees in this class work independently and regularly make judgments on the correct use of medical terminology contained in the information dictated.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
In person or telephone contact with people outside the work unit may be limited because incoming work is dictated and received on tape. Some employees in this class may have weekly in person or telephone contact with dictation authors or clerical support staff to obtain missing information, and/or to verify or correct information dictated on tape.
Employees in this class receive general supervision from a program director or an administrative supervisor. Work is received by telephone dictation and/or cassette tape dictation, and the transcribed information is reviewed periodically for accuracy, completeness, appropriate formatting, minimum keystroke speed, and turnaround time of workload. The dictation author may also review the transcribed work for accuracy, completeness, and appropriate format.
State and Federal confidentiality laws, Administrative Rules, and university procedures provide guidelines for the release and processing of information. Medical dictionaries, English dictionaries, medical textbooks, reference books, and training seminars are used as references to check spelling, verify information and to keep up with information and terminology on constantly changing technology, diseases, treatment procedures, and drugs.
One year of medical transcription experience which included: