Medical Transcriptionist
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, MB
Requisition ID: 17651

Position Number: 20009823

Posting End Date: January 23, 2019

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Medical Transcription

Job Stream: Non-Clinical

Union: CUPE-1550(204)

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

FTE: 1.00

Anticipated Shift: Days; Evenings; Weekends

Daily Hours Worked: 7.5

Annual Base Hours: 1950

Salary: $18.582, $19.139, $19.713, $20.305, $20.914, $21.541

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Position Overview

Working as a member of the Medical Transcription team under the leadership of the Manager, Records Management, the incumbent is responsible for creating accurate and timely patient care reports by transcribing medical dictation from clinical providers.


Transcribing medical dictation in a production environment without reference to hard copy source documents required (i.e. health record). Aptitude for understanding dictation by individuals for whom English is a second language required; e.g. dictation with strong accents, rapid speech, unusual phraseology.
Working with confidential personal health information and the ability to understand and apply key principles of privacy legislation as stated in regional policies required. Working knowledge of dictation/transcription systems, printers and fax technology required.
Working in an automated transcription environment with a pool of transcription staff required.
Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

Complete high school education, Manitoba standards required.
Successful completion of a recognized Medical Transcriptionist training program required.
A combination of education and experience may be considered.

Not Applicable
Qualifications and Skills

The following special training is required and competency levels will be demonstrated through skill tests:
Typing/keyboarding skills of 70-80 words per minute.
Proficiency using Microsoft Word.
Advanced knowledge of medical terminology including anatomy, physiology, disease processes, pharmacology, laboratory values, signs and symptoms.
Excellent command of the English language (oral and written) including superior spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.
Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
Proficiency with e-mail systems for departmental communications.
Good interpersonal skills and communication skills.
Physical Requirements

Periods of prolonged use of computer monitor, keyboard and ear phones.
Long periods of sitting.

This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.

Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.

Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.