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Medical Transcriptionist

Medical Transcriptionist

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Job Description

Job Title: Medical Transcriptionist
Work Site: Access & Assessment Center at Segal Pavilion, Vancouver General Hospital 
Status: Temporary Part Time - Term Specific Position (0.53 FTE) with end date of approximately October 26, 2018
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $22.41 per hour
Hours: 1530-1930, Monday to Friday
Reference#: 106204-slo


Within the context of a client and family centred care model transcribes and types a variety of medical dictation and other documentation such as discharge summaries, medical consultations and correspondence utilizing the departments database, computerized equipment and intermediate wordprocessing software from written drafts, revisions or dictating machines. Edits transcribed material for stylistic consistency and accuracy of content. Performs other clerical and reception functions such as responding to work status enquiries, receiving visitors and patients, recording physician patient visits into patient care information system, registering new patients, answering incoming calls, preparing and maintaining patient files, inputting a variety of patient information into an established computerized database system, maintaining and formatting records of clinic activities for statistical purposes utilizing intermediate spreadsheet software, investigating and performing corrections to computerized patient information, and photocopying, faxing and distributing reports in accordance with established procedures as required to support the delivery of patient care and to ensure client/family needs are met above all other concerns.


Education & Experience

  • Grade 12, graduation from an approved program in medical transcription plus one year's recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to keyboard at 60 words per minute.
  • Ability to record and transcribe minutes at meetings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with other effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.

This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. The Internal competition closes June 20, 2018.  External applicants will be considered after internals.


The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

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