Pros: educational assitance
Cons: having to see people lives changes when they were diagnosed with cancer
As lead medical transcriptionist, my typical day consisted of making sure the transcriptionist I supervised completed their assignments in a timely fashion with a 24-hour turn-around. I was responsible for overseeing the needs of the 16 pathologist that worked in the department. My manager and director were very supportive of me and helped me to move up to my lead position within in 1 year of coming on board with Moffitt. I truly enjoyed this job and just knowing that the pathologist could count on me to support them, made this the most enjoyable part of my job. For me, I really did no have a hard part in this position, maybe perhaps when systems failed and we could not get the transcription done in a 24-hour-turnaround but we were always able to find a way to do something preliminary until we could get in done electronically into the system for a permanant part of the file. This did not happen often but reverting back to tapes and a typewriter was always a challenge when we were in a digital dictation system era with an electronic record of pathology reports.