Histology Transcriptionist PRN
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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 11/30/2016
Santa Fe, NM
Performs medical transcription and secretarial support duties for Laboratory Pathologists and the Anatomic Pathology department.
EDUCATION: High School diploma or equivalent required. Medical Terminology course, personal computer experience, and working knowledge of Microsoft Word software required.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Not applicable.
SKILLS: Must be a fast, accurate typist. Must have a thorough working knowledge of medical terminology. Must have an expert knowledge of English grammar and punctuation. Must have good communication skills.
EXPERIENCE: Pathology transcriptionist experience preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
- Responsible to: Laboratory Director
- Bloodborne pathogen -B (Occasional exposure in daily duties. Little expected risk, but may be exposed unexpectedly to potentially infectious materials. Exposure may be superficial and limited to a small amount of fluid.) Works in a well-lighted and ventilated, climate controlled area. May occasionally be exposed to biohazards, unpleasant sights, and odors. Works in an open area where there is a high noise level and many interruptions. Subject to mental stress associated with the need to transcribe pathology reports in a timely (same-day turnaround), accurate manner while coping with the constant interruptions and demands of a busy pathologist office. Mental stress from knowledge that all transcription and results reporting are vital to patient care.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to work more than a standard shift as dictated by workload, staffing, and equipment failure. Sitting for long periods of time in front of computer using sound ergonomic principles, standing, stooping and ambulation between all hospital departments and facilities. Requires good vision, hearing, depth perception and manual dexterity and some lifting of boxes. Moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 50 pounds). Repetitive motion/transcription.