T-C Transcription employs transcriptionists of all skill levels depending on the
companies staffing needs at that time. Proper placement within the organization
is key to achieving a win-win situation for both the MT's and T-C Transcription.
Depending on the MT’s experience level, she/he could be placed on a multispecialty
team (clinic work) or the acute care team (hospital work). Pay levels are based
on previous transcription experience, expertise with ESL dictators (English as a
second language), working the evening or night shifts, and the amount of jobs sent
to editing for final approval. Medical Transcriptionists (MT’s) are medical language
specialists who interpret physician and other health care provider dictations. They
listen and transcribe the health care record and correct grammar without altering
the contents of the record. If speech recognition is used, they edit the text that
was produced by the speech recognition engines also correcting grammar, if necessary,
without altering the contents.
Medical language specialists are highly skilled professionals who pride themselves
in their knowledge of the medical language. MT’s are eager to learn as many medical
specialties as possible to increase his/her skill set. Medical transcription is
a profession which takes many years to develop a broad based skill set of the different
Editors are seasoned medical language specialists who edit other MT's work
to produce an accurate health care record. Editors not only edit but also provide
feedback to the MT’s to improve their skill sets. The editors must be proficient
in their referencing and researching skills to provide consistent, constructive
feedback to the transcriptionists.
Quality Assurance (QA) takes the highest skilled MT’s to perform daily audits on
MT’s final work to maintain 98% or better performance. The quality assurance division
has advanced knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, disease processes,
signs and symptoms, medications, and laboratory values with an in-depth knowledge
of medical transcription guidelines (The AAMT Book of Style) and practices.