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Old 01-06-2019, 02:48 PM
 
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Thanks for your explanation. As it happens, I do know a little about medical transcription, my mother managed the transcription department at a large hospital many decades ago. While I’ve heard scribe used to describe the person that sits in during my office visits, I assumed it was basically the same job but with different technology. In my mother’s time, it essentially consisted of listening to physician’s voice recordings and transcribing them on to medical records. That’s not a whole lot different than what a scribe in the doctor’s office does today. I would think the requisites for the job are the same; an understanding of medical terms, an ability to type fast and accurately, the ability to understand what foreign-born doctors are saying, and a willingness to work for minimal pay. Of course, what was on those old voice recordings was a summary of what the physician thought was important, not everything said in the room. One thing I wonder about with this new scribe position is how good is the scribe at separating the chaff from the wheat so to speak, since much of the conversation between my doctor and myself is hardly newsworthy in a medical sense. Since I travel a bit, at least compared to him, his first question to me is usually about my recent travels and then we eventually get around to how I’m feeling.

SORRY MORRIGAN1310 for this topic drift.


The issue of understanding what is happening in a medical examination and extracting the correct information for the record is the reason hospitals are using medical students. They can be expected to know how to interpret what is going on without a lot of hand-holding or training. In the ER where I volunteer, there are 1 to 2 medical-student scribes for a 50-bed ER, depending on the day and shift. It is likely that most hospitals would employ the minimum number of scribes they can get away with, so those jobs are not necessarily plentiful. Not sure how many medical students want to do them, so maybe it all works out.


In a clinic or doctor's office setting, the practitioner likely uses key words or phrases to identify information that the scribe should put in the record.


Many (maybe most?) doctors are now using voice recognition systems or point-and-click data-entry systems to create records of patient visits. Very few practitioners still dictate a narrative record of patient visits. Medical transcriptionists are now mostly editing the text produced by the voice recognition systems. I have what is probably one of the very last of the MT jobs involving straight typing of narrative dictation, and I expect any day to hear that the doctor has retired, at which point I will bid the MT profession farewell as there is no money to be made in editing voice recognition or scribing.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:19 PM
 
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My husband is being transferred to Grand Rapids, which is a good thing but I'm concerned about work for me. My background is administration, such as office manager and administrative assistant. I've looked on Indeed.com and Craigslist but there doesn't seem to be a lot of those jobs available unless it's in dental or doctor's offices, which I don't have experience in. What's the job market and pay scale like there? Thank you in advance!
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:32 AM
 
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Good day guys! I'm new here in this forum. I'm offering A FREE DATA ENTRY/TRANSCRIPTIONIST job. If some is interested please just message me in this forum! Thanks!
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Good day guys! I'm new here in this forum. I'm offering A FREE DATA ENTRY/TRANSCRIPTIONIST job. If some is interested please just message me in this forum! Thanks!
What do you mean free? No pay?
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