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Medical Transcriptionist

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Medical Transcriptionist at West Central Georgia Regional Hospital (please visit http://www.wcgrh.org/ for more information about the hospital).



Job Description


Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic clients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report client information for health requirements and standards.



Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:


  • Compiles and maintains clients' medical records to document condition and treatment and to provide data for research or cost control and care improvement efforts
  • Enters data, such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into computer
  • Identifies, compiles, abstracts and codes client data, using standard classification systems
  • Plans, develops, maintains and operates a variety of health record indexes and storage and retrieval systems to collect, classify, store and analyze information
  • Processes client admission and discharge documents
  • Protects the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained
  • Releases information to persons and agencies according to regulations
  • Reviews records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations
  • Transcribes medical reports



Shift:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Eligibility for certification as a medical records technician by the American Health Information Management Association




Two years of experience in a medical records unit, which involved the independent coding of diagnostic data

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates, who in addition to meeting the above qualifications also meet the following: 


Knowledge of Medical Terminology


Minimum 2 years experience in medical transcription




Certification as a Certified Medical Transcriptionist by the American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT) or a similar organization




Completion of formal medical transcription training with one year experience in medical transcription.   



Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview.  Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.


This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.


In addition to a competitive salary (See Statewide Salary Pay at this link: http://dbhddjobs.com/files/StatewideSalaryPlanAnnual2009.pdf), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This position is a pay grade 9 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at West Central Georgia Regional Hospital in Columbus, Georgia.

Columbus, Georgia is an authentic Rivertown. The gently rolling waters of the Chattahoochee have provided food, energy, employment, and recreation for the citizens of Columbus throughout the years.

Today, the river is home to the 12-mile path known as the Chattahoochee Riverwalk. The Riverwalk provides an excellent facility to bike, in-line skate, jog, or just take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the scenery. The river is also home to the Chattahoochee Princess Riverboat, an authentic 1880's era paddlewheel riverboat, and the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, the first in Georgia and one of only 32 in the United States.

Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: WCGRHJobs@dhr.state.ga.us

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Medical Transcriptionist If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.