Medical Transcriptionist (14123B)

Date: Posted 01-Aug-2017, Closing 30-Sep-2017 (MST)

Department: Other

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Pay Rate: $12.02 to $19.22/hour

Pay Type: Hourly

Benefits: Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, generous leave accrual, retirement and health plan options.

Employment Type: Full Time

This position is located within Health Services Research and Development (HSRD) at the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System. The role of the incumbent is to coordinate specific research protocols/programs to which s/he is assigned. Knowledge and skill in qualitative data collection techniques. Ability to code qualitative data. Knowledge of human subjects research guidelines and principles sufficient to help ensure the quality of human research subjects' protection and the integrity of the human subjects' research program.


University of Utah Job ID# PRN14123B, Division of Epidemiology


WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours/week, days.


COMPENSATION: $12.02 to $19.22/hour. Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, generous leave accrual, retirement and health plan options.



Knowledge and experience with all aspects of the qualitative transcription process, including being able to distinguish different voices, carefully and accurately transcribing statements verbatium, noting emotional patterns that emerge. Completes the daily operations associated with transcription workload, ensuring high quality verbatium qualitative work. Consults with appropriate supervisor when confusing or ambiguous information is discovered. Is able to self-regulate in terms of completing tasks on a deadline, providing high quality work on a regular basis. Strong work ethic and capacity to hear and accurately transcribe statements is essential. Learns how best to employ transcription technology to help maintain both speed and quality of work. Coding  Researches and assigns codes to document emerging qualitative themes. Is able to interpret text with high levels of analytical skill. Is able to use both subjective judgment and objective selection of text to create meaningful codes. Thoroughly reviews and analyzes the qualitative text to ensure that all themes are properly and adequately captured and documented. Learns to use the qualitative software program Atlas.ti to help document and capture the qualitative coding. Sufficient experience with spreadsheet software (e.g. excel) to covert qualitative themes into data spreadsheets.


QUALIFICATIONS: One year dictaphone experience; one year of medical transcriptionist experience or equivalency; ability to type 65 WPM; and knowledge of medical terminology required. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required. Preference given to applicants who have proficiency with Atlas.ti software and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).




EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



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