UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8021 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)
8681 (WFSE HMC)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Transcribe medical reports and correspondence. Transcription tasks constitute at least 60-80 percent of total work effort.

BASIC FUNCTION

Transcribe, proofread and edit medical reports using machine dictation and word processing equipment.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, transcribe, proofread, and edit medical reports for one or two clinical departments or specialties.

TYPICAL WORK

Transcribe technical medical reports, correspondence, and grants for one or two clinical departments or specialities;

Proofread and edit transcribed materials to assure conformity to departmental and institutional format standards, readability and accuracy in content, grammar, spelling and punctuation;

Use and maintain up-to-date medical terminology reference sources; incorporate new terminology;

Maintain confidentiality of all transcribed materials;

Identify possible risk management cases;

May copy and distribute reports;

May answer and screen incoming telephone calls, process incoming and outgoing mail, maintain files and prepare invoices for billing or checks for deposit.

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

High School graduation or equivalent AND six months of occupational-level medical transcriptionist experience

OR

completion of an accredited medical transcriptionist course

OR

equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 1-03-75
Revise Class: 5-17-73
Revise Title & Class: 5-17-74
Revise MQ: 10-16-75
Revise MQ: 3-18-76
Revise Class/Title: 6-24-85
Revise Class/Title: 2-15-91

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05