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How to become a Medical Transcriptionist
The person, who transposes information onto computerized files from recordings made by various health care professionals, is known as a medical transcriptionist. You can become one in a variety of ways. The standard and most accepted is to complete a 12 month certificate program or a two year associate degree. Medical transcription training and courses are available in all education outlets ranging from community colleges to correspondence courses. Often these courses can be taken while already in relevant employment.
Although formal accreditation is not a job requirement and is voluntary, it is useful to have an AACP (Approval Committee for Certificate Programs) accreditation when Taking a job as a receptionist in a medical environment with a few basic keyboard skills can sometimes be the first stepping stone to medical transcription as learning medical terminology and becoming familiar with how the medical system operates in a hands on situation is invaluable.
It is useful to be aware of the base skills required before you enroll in a college course, as medical transcriptionist work is more demanding than people are aware. Specific natural abilities such as being good at spelling are crucial. Having the patience and a good ear to be able to decipher what is being said no matter what else may be happening on the recording. Doctors in particular are renowned for talking notes into a machine while doing other things such as eating, coughing, burping, and talking to others, taking telephone calls and the like.
Close attention is also needed to eliminate the possibility of mistakes when medical terms which sound exactly the same, are used. If a transcriptionist inputs the wrong word, a whole different meaning will occur. Only the context and often familiarity with the physician or patient, can often clarify ambiguous information.
What does a Medical Transcriptionist do?
Keying medical information from a Dictaphone or similar device and these days increasingly via the internet, onto computer, is the job of the medical transcriptionist. Usually transcriptionists listen to the information through earphones and control the listening device with a foot pedal.
The information taken down includes patient medical reports, medical analysis, tests, summaries, histories, examinations, progress notes, diagnoses, operations, autopsies, and referral letters and in fact, all medical material that needs to be logged and filed. Much of the information is added to patient's files and it is normally part of the transcriptionist's job to ensure that the correct material goes with the correct file.
All transcriptions have to be edited and clarified if necessary. When questionable material is included, this has to be checked with the medical authority who dictated the original information.
Once a transcription has been completed, it is then either given or sent to the medical professional who authori...