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Job Title: Medical Transcriptionist

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled Medical Transcriptionist to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for transcribing medical reports and dictations accurately and efficiently. The ideal candidate will have excellent typing skills, a strong attention to detail, and a thorough understanding of medical terminology.


  • Transcribe medical reports and dictations accurately and efficiently
  • Ensure all transcribed documents are properly formatted and edited
  • Review and edit transcribed documents for accuracy and completeness
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA regulations
  • Communicate with healthcare professionals to clarify dictation and report discrepancies
  • Manage and organize medical reports and dictations
  • Stay up-to-date with medical terminology and industry developments


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Proven experience as a Medical Transcriptionist
  • Excellent typing skills and attention to detail
  • Thorough understanding of medical terminology and anatomy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and transcription software
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Medical Transcription or related field
  • Certification from the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI)
  • Experience with electronic health records (EHR) and medical coding

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Repetitive use of hands and wrists
  • Ability to hear and transcribe audio recordings

Work Environment:

  • Office setting with minimal noise and distractions
  • May work remotely or from home
  • May be required to work evenings or weekends to meet deadlines

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Medical Transcriptionist

What is the best way to find and hire a Medical Transcriptionist near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Medical Transcriptionist applicants. Employers posting their Medical Transcriptionist job on Indeed get about 15 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Medical Transcriptionist applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Medical Transcriptionist are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 3 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Medical Transcriptionist positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Medical Transcriptionist role?
SMS has 97% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Medical Transcriptionist job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Medical Transcriptionists are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 124% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Medical Transcriptionist applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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