Transcription Careers

Transcription Careers


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What does a Medical Transcriptionist do?

Medical transcriptionists are specialist in medical language and healthcare documentation. They listen to and transcribe recordings dictated by medical professionals into medical reports, correspondences, and other documentation to represent the treatment history of a patient.

The role of a medical transcriptionist is to:

  • Listen to a recorded dictation by a medical professional and transcribe the dictation into a documentation
  • Review and edit drafts prepared by speech recognition software
  • Review and edit drafts prepared by another medical transcriptionist
  • Identify errors and missing information
  • Send health records for medical professional approval
  • Translate medical abbreviations and lexicons into the appropriate form

Medical Transcription Careers

Australia’s growing and ageing population has resulted in the increased demand for the modernisation of the healthcare system to meet the country’s growing needs. The Australia Bureau of Statistics shows that healthcare is the largest industry by employment. Read the report.

The Australian government has committed to the digitisation of health documentation, or electronic medical records (EMR). However, medical transcriptionists as highly trained professionals play a critical supporting role in the recording of patient data. Skilled medical transcriptionists are required to ensure consistency and accuracy. In conjunction with an ageing population, the need for accurate voice-to-text reports continue to drive strong demand for medical transcriptionists who are an integral part of the healthcare system.

iMedX provides medical transcription services to many well-known Australian healthcare organisations and private clients.

A career in medical transcription can provide the flexibility to work from home with the ability to choose your own working hours.

The iMedX difference:

  • Competitive rates
  • Monthly bonus incentives
  • In-depth training program with dedicated mentor and operational support
  • Work-life balance
  • The ability to work from home

Qualifications

For consideration, it is essential for applicants to hold a relevant Diploma-level qualification in Healthcare Documentation or proven three years’ industry experience.

Successful applicants need to meet the following selection criteria:

  • Three years’ current medical transcription experience
  • In-depth medical terminology knowledge
  • Fast and high-level accuracy typing skills – minimum of 70 words per minute
  • Excellent grammar, spelling and proofreading
  • Emdat Enscribe experience desirable
  • Access to Window’s computer and high-speed internet
  • Ability to work independently

iMedX partners with and recommends the following Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) offering online courses in medical transcription/healthcare documentation:

  • Diploma of Healthcare Documentation
  • Australian based RTO managed by the Australian Skills and Quality Authority (ASQA), the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector
  • Accredited qualification nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework developed in consultation with industry experts
  • Formally approved by the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA). Graduates are eligible to apply for Senior Associate Membership and receive status points under HIMAA’s Professional Credentialing Scheme
  • Accepts students from all locations
  • Extensive job placement assistance
  • Certificate of Medical Transcription
  • Australian based RTO
  • Accept students from all locations
  • Comprehensive job placement assistance
  • Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation program
  • Canadian based RTO
  • Accepts students from all locations
  • Only program in Canada approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI)
  • A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of Canada
  • Lifetime job placement assistance
  • Scholarships available to eligible Canadian nationals
  • iMedX participates in CanScribe’s practicum program
  • New Zealand Certificate in Medical Transcription and Editing Level 4
  • New Zealand based Private Training Establishment (PTE)
  • Accepts students from all locations
  • Fees-free scheme available to eligible New Zealand nationals
  • Medical Transcription Editor program
  • American based
  • Accepts students from all locations
  • Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) approved
  • Scholarships available for eligible Military Spouses of The United States Armed Forces
  • Military discounts available for eligible members of The United States Armed Forces

Please contact iMedX directly to obtain further information regarding the best pathway to obtain Medical Transcription qualifications prior to course commencement.

Selection Criteria

Our recruitment criteria are used to assess all candidates and their suitability for a medical transcriptionist role within our organisation. We look for the best possible match between a candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities and the requirements for a successful career in medical transcription.

We provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and ensure all applicants are considered on the basis of job-related qualifications and ability without regard to race, gender, sex, age, or disability. Our friendly teams support and promote learning and development, career progression and personal excellence.

iMedX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ready to Get Started?

Our applicant experience includes an online application, your application will be reviewed against the requirements of the role and shortlisted applicants will be progressed to our online assessments. These assessments include; general medical knowledge, grammar and medical transcription.

Applicants who successfully complete the online assessments are progressed through to an interview conducted on Skype.

Unfortunately, not all applicants will progress through all recruitment stages.

We are unable to offer contracts to medical transcriptionist residing in India here. For job opportunities in India, please visit imedx.com/in/careers.