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Medical Transcriptionist Interview Questions

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Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over 20 years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas, including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice.

Medical Transcriptionist was updated on January 22nd, 2019. Learn more here.

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What makes you feel you will be a good fit for our organization?

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Medical Transcriptionist Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What makes you feel you will be a good fit for our organization?

  2. 2.

    What made you choose to become a medical transcriptionist?

  3. 3.

    How do you handle conflicts with a coworker or supervisor?

  4. 4.

    Do you have experience working with electronic health records?

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    If you had typed a test report of one of your family members and knew they were waiting for the results, would you feel comfortable telling them the results?

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    How do you handle a patient yelling at you?

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    How would your coworkers describe you?

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    Is there a specialty area that you are more familiar with and prefer to transcribe reports for?

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    What are some things that you enjoy doing in your free time outside of work?

  10. 10.

    What do you find satisfying about being a medical transcriptionist?

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    Has there ever been a time when you had to make a decision based on good ethics when others would not?

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    What are some administrative skills you have that you think could be of benefit to this department, if you were offered a position here?

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    If you discovered that a coworker was violating a patient's privacy by discussing information they learned by transcribing a report, what would you do?

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    If you were given a chance to choose between working in an office setting or working as a transcriptionist from home, which would you prefer?

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    Everyone values different traits in people. If you were the hiring official, what characteristics would you look for in the people you were interviewing for a job?

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    Should a medical transcriptionist modify a speaker's sentence so that it makes sense?

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    Are you able to decipher what a speaker with a heavy accent is saying easily?

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    We all have areas of our lives that we would like to change or improve. What would you describe as your biggest weakness, and what are you doing to address that weakness?

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    What is your least favorite thing about being a medical transcriptionist?

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    What are your long-term professional plans?

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    There are times when reports are needed urgently and it is up to the transcriptionist to get the work done quickly. Do you work well under pressure?

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    Do you feel you have a strong grasp on medical terminology, and why do you think it is important to understand it?

  23. 23.

    Has there ever been a time that a supervisor was rude to you in front of another employee, and how did you/would you handle the situation?

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    What makes you feel motivated to do a good job?

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    If you were offered an employer-sponsored opportunity to go back to school, within the medical field, would you accept the opportunity? If so, what would you like to study?

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    If there were an emergency situation within your department, what would your course of action be?

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    In an effort to reward experience, salary within our company is often commensurate with an employee's work experience and history. Are you comfortable with someone making a higher salary than you, but doing the same job?

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    Have you ever trained new employees, and is this something you may be interested in doing?

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    Are you stronger with recorded dictation or live dictation?

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    Tell me about a time you had to deal with significant changes in your workplace. How did you manage those changes?