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Pathology Transcriptionist – Laboratory Pathology Transcription & Support – Orlando - On Call

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Medical Records / Health Info Mgmt
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Florida Hospital
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Pathology Transcriptionist – Laboratory Pathology Transcription & Support – Orlando- Per Diem
Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire a Pathology Transcriptionist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.

Department Profile:
The laboratory at the Orlando campus is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and serves the patients at the Orlando campus, esoteric testing from other Florida Hospital campuses and the broader community through the outreach services of the Florida Hospital Laboratories. This team provides services including chemistry, hematology, transfusions, microbiology, immunology, special chemistry, molecular diagnostics, tissue typing, diagnostic hematology, cytology and pathology. The laboratory goal is to produce safe, accurate and timely test results through the use of innovative instrumentation and efficient work processes, all performed in a cost efficient manner. Over 36 million results are reported on an annual basis. These efforts are supported by over 395 staff members including pathologists, technologists, lab assistants and support staff.

Work Hours/Shifts:
Variable; Variable

Job Summary:
The Pathology Transcriptionist performs transcription activities in support of the pathologists, pathologists’ assistants, cytology department and Pathology send outs area including some clerical and/or related secretarial duties. The position requires exercise of judgement under supervision. Work involves theoretical and/or practical knowledge in various medical and laboratory operations and support functions, as well as general office support activities. Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
  • Displays knowledge of AHDI medical transcription guidelines and practices as well as all applicable regulatory standards, rules and guidelines such as JCAHO, OSHA, AABB, AOA, CAP, CLIA, State of Florida, and related agencies.
  • Responsible for proper function and minor troubleshooting of computer software and hardware used for transcription.
  • Technical skills and aptitudes related to timely and accurate transcription and delivery of pathology reports.
  • Excellent listening skills to accurately translate a variety of dialects in order to document detailed, complicated patient care
  • Ability to read text and numbers and effectively communicate verbally and in written form in English with patients, staff and customers of varied background in a respectful, effective and professional manner utilizing excellent grammar, punctuation and style skills.
  • Uses an extensive array of professional reference materials as well as the Internet.
  • Ability to learn and apply computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices related to dictation and transcription.
  • Ability to work independently and handle confidential information with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to handle infectious biological specimens, caustics, toxic chemicals and/or irritants appropriately and safely.
  • Completion of medical transcription program with certificate eligibility or experience in medical dictation transcription.
  • Medical Terminology training
  • Experience with Clinical and Anatomical Laboratory Processes. (Preferred)
  • High School Diploma or GED (Preferred)
  • Experience in the Microsoft Office Suite software (Preferred)


Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • Registered or Certified medical transcriptionist accredited through the Association for Health Documentation Integrity (AHDI). (Preferred)


Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program
  • Performs accurate transcription of recorded medical dictation into designated report format, as needed to support Pathologists, Pathologists’ Assistants and selected individual laboratory departments.
  • Performs assigned activities related to the department including inventory control, general equipment and space maintenance, receptionist/clerical tasks which may include general word processing (typing), filing, distribution of interoffice memos and mail, and faxing.
  • Supports cross departmental partnerships and communication amongst Pathologists, Pathologists’ Assistants, hospital staff and clients taking immediate steps to correct, follow through and report any mistakes or errors to department manager.
  • Provides resolution to customer service issues within guidelines, referring issues as needed to the department manager or Assistant Director of Laboratory Operations.
  • Participates in and has knowledge of Performance Improvement activities, including evaluation of any new procedures and equipment, data collection, and/or creation of various reports.
  • Attends and participates in scheduled department and committee meetings as assigned.
  • Adheres strictly to Florida Hospital Compliance Plan and the rules and regulations of applicable regulatory authorities; protects confidentiality of patient information and results at all times.
  • Follows appropriate safety policies including the appropriate use of PPE, handwashing and hazardous chemical handling. Demonstrates understanding and adheres to Chemical Hygiene Plan and Infection Control policies. Employee job duties include transport of hazardous waste from the point of generation to designated secure storage area. Employee will be required to complete initial training (prior to handling hazardous waste) and refresher training to include proper handling and transport of hazardous waste, and proper selection, use and disposal of personal protective equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Pathology Transcriptionist opportunity with Orlando and apply online today.

Job Keywords:
Pathology Transcriptionist, Lab, Orlando

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