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Medical Secretary (Transcriptionist) - Eastern Office
Job opening, pending Cabinet Secretary Approval
Opens February 14, 2013 and closes February 28, 2013
Under general supervision, performs secretarial duties of a varied nature requiring intermediate to advanced knowledge of medical terminology and use of some independent judgment in the application of basic agency policies.
Examples of Work Performed:
Maintain autopsy logs. Enter required information pertaining to individual cases being autopsied.
Accurately transcribes autopsy protocols, external descriptions, gross findings, microscopic descriptions and pathological diagnosis as well as types of death certificates for autopsied cases.
Maintain all computer files of autopsied cases to include; entering, editing and retrieving data obtained, finalizing reports for completed cases and forward to records supervisor.
Update and maintain files for autopsy cases that are pending completion.
Participate in the receptionist relief pool for breaks, lunch periods and days off.
Knowledge and skills:
Applicant must have knowledge of transcription techniques. Applicant must possess strong, accurate skills with spelling, punctuation, proper use of the English language, mathematics, and medical terminology. The required knowledge of medical terminology must include pathology terminology.
Applicants must possess accurate typing skills from plain copy and/or Dictaphone at a minimum rate of 65 WPM. Applicants having experience with Microsoft Office program preferred. Applicants must be able to deal tactfully and professionally with the public as well as handle confidential work with tact and discretion. The job requires extreme levels of attention to details.
Education and Experience:
Five (5) years of clerical/secretarial office work experience with at least two (2) years experience in transcription of medical reports and/or medical correspondence.
At the discretion of the Chief Medical Examiner, a medical transcription course may be substituted for the required two years of experience in medical transcription.
Veterans preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.