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Question 1 of 30
How would you describe your previous supervisor? Qualities you liked and disliked about them?
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Question 2 of 30
Do you double check your work?
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"I do double check my work. If I'm working on a new project or something that I'm not 100% comfortable performing, I'll have a co-worker be my second set of eyes."
You double check and triple check your work if needed! Attention to detail is imperative as a Medical Transcriptionist. Once you've double checked your work you can tell the interviewer that you sometimes have a co-worker lend their second set of eyes.
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Question 3 of 30
If you can't understand a recording, what do you typically do?
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"If I had a hard time understanding a patient recording, I would ask for a second opinion from one of my co-workers."
Because you don't give anything less than 100% you wouldn't guess on the recording to get the job done. Tell the interviewer that you would flag the recording and go straight to the source to clear up any miscommunication. You strive to deliver your best work. You wouldn't allow a recording to mess up your record.
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Are you self motivated? Give an example.
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Question 5 of 30
Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?
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Question 6 of 30
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
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Question 7 of 30
Do you work better independently or on a team?
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Question 8 of 30
What was your greatest accomplishment as a medical transcriptionist?
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Question 9 of 30
Tell me about your training and when you realized you wanted to be a medical transcriptionist.
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Question 10 of 30
Was your accuracy level tracked in your last position? Tell me about your ability to submit accurate work.
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Question 11 of 30
Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
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Question 12 of 30
What is your secret to a successful career as a medical transcriptionist?
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Question 13 of 30
How do you get a peer or colleague to accept one of your ideas?
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Question 14 of 30
How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
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Question 15 of 30
Why do you want a career as a medical transcriptionist?
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Question 16 of 30
How strong is your medical terminology?
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Question 17 of 30
Are you able to cope with stressful situations?
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Question 18 of 30
What was your biggest disappointment as a medical transcriptionist?
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Question 19 of 30
What are your salary expecations?
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Question 20 of 30
How do you build relationships when you are new to an office?
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Question 21 of 30
What do you know about our hospital?
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Question 22 of 30
How would your patients describe you?
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Question 23 of 30
How many doctors and health care professionals have you supported in the past?
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Question 24 of 30
Are you stronger with recorded dictation or live dictation?
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Question 25 of 30
How strong are your follow up skills?
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Question 26 of 30
Are you familiar with patient confidentiality guidelines?
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Question 27 of 30
Are you familiar with electronic health care records?
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Question 28 of 30
Would you be willing to attend training to advance your career?
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Question 29 of 30
As a medical transcriptionist you must have excellent computer skills. Tell me your top 3 programs and one area in which you would like to improve.
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Question 30 of 30
How do you handle a patient yelling at you?
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Question 1 of 30
How would you describe your previous supervisor? Qualities you liked and disliked about them?
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1.
My supervisor was well versed with all the technical work in the lab and was a ready to help person whenever you needed one. There was nothing that I really disliked about him.
2.
He is competent and discipline... But nothing to dislike abt him.
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Liked that she was fair. Disliked not having communication.
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I would describe my supervisor very positive person. Some of the qualities I liked about them was they always tried to help if it was very busy. And some that I disliked was that in some ways they could bring you down.
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I would describe my previous supervisor a very humbler person. Some of the qualities that I like about my supervisor would be that even though he/she had a lot to get done throughout the day they would stay to help around. And something that I disliked about them would be that they would promise something and that promise would be turned down.
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My previous supervisor was a retired Army colonel and he was very strict and disciplined person. He taught me new lessons of discipline. He was very limited in using computer so it was hard to for me teach him anything new in using computer.
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Very friendly and always encourage employees.
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I can't because I didn't worked for anyone before because I am a fresher.
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She was very understanding when it came to life and family, yet was firm in what worked best for the department as a whole.
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Pleasant and well versed in terminology. I had no dislikes.
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My supervisor is very keen about the grammar part of each an every documentation . He encourage and help us for improvements . After making the exact draft again adding .
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Very good relationship with co-employees.
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He mostly shows the preferences basis I mean he use to see in the senior level and the junior level though your working many years with them. I like his work too because his leadership and quality of work is good enough.
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My previous supervisor was very knowledged personeould guide at appropriate timesbut was keen on dead libes.
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His assiginig of tasks were too bad and his way of explaining is good.
Question 2 of 30
Do you double check your work?
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Yes, I do double check my work.
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Yes, I always double check my work before I submit / turn in my work.
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Yes, you have to in the medical field. One mistake can have a major effect.
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Yes I do mostly because you cannot afford a mistake in medical transcription work.
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Not if I feel confident in the work produced.
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Not so if the work is new i'll double check that the work.
Question 3 of 30
If you can't understand a recording, what do you typically do?
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I will listen for more times and try to understand it, if still not, Iwill ask help of superiors.
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I try to listen to it as many times as possible and then finally I seek help if I really cannot work with it. I never give up in my first attempt.
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I listen to it again and try to be in more quiet room or if I still didnt get it.. I call my supervisor.
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Repeatedly backward the audio. Listen carefully.
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Put a blank and relisten later.
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Politely asked to repeat the recording or see if I can replay the recording.
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If I couldn't understand a recording I would politely ask if they are able to repeat the recording.
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Pause, readership what 5 he report is about and restart.
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The first thing I would do is try to adjust the recording device. Failing that I would ask for help from a peer.
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There are multiple options available. First of all you have to see what is the preference of the quality management in the hospital such a situation. (a) You can leave a blank, you can ask your senior transcription for spot identification. You can make a draft and send it to doctor review. You should never type a without confirmation.
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Normally, I would repeat or rewind the recording a few times to see if I can familiarize myself with the dictation and try to decipher it but if it doesn't work, I would try slowing it down instead since there would then be an emphasis on the enunciation of the words possibly making it easier for me to understand.
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I will listen to it again and again if then also I didn't understand anything I will contact my supervisor regarding this issue.
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I would follow department policy. First, try to figure it out. If I still cannot, I would ask someone to listen, tag it for QA.
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Search everything available and if not found, leave a blank.
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Advance the tape to try and piece together statement.
Question 4 of 30
Are you self motivated? Give an example.
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Yes I am. Whenever I feel low I always think of hard times that have gone by and encourage myself saying if I could do it then I can do it even better now because with time passing by experiences increase and learning from them increases too.
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Yes, I'm the first in, last out type and start work pretty much as soon as I come in the door.
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Yes. When I find something I am passionate about or something that I didn't think I would like but that I am really good at I can be proactive.
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Yes, every time that I am feeling low or having difficulty on this particular account, I am telling myself that I have done multiple difficult accounts before, so I can do it again this time.
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Yes I am self motivated. I give myself different goals to meet.
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Yes, I am motivated. Even I take initiatives base on my own knowledge and judgement.
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Yes. I am self motivated. I am confident that I can do it.
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Y, because of I am communicate well,I will understand other person problems.
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Yes. When there are things I have to do, I usually prioritize them first before starting so that I have a plan that I can follow for the day and since I don't like leaving things undone, this motivates me to finish whatever I have planned for the day.
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Ya am self motivated......
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Yes I am. Whenever feel low myself I think of my hard times. And self motivate myself.
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Yes. I enjoy doing my work to the best of my ability and am passionate about learning as much as I can about how to do so.
Question 5 of 30
Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?
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No. I can work with or without supervision.
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Yes, I've have had difficulties with a supervisor.
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Yes, I've had difficulty with a supervisor before. In the pervious job I was working in she didn't want to change my schedule to a flexible schedule.
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No, never he is very helpful to me.
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Never he is very helpful and corporate with me.
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No, never he is very helpful to me.
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In my last job my supervisor was taking on more responsibility and I felt as if she was not paying enough attention to her new recruits.
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Sometimes we experience difference to opinion which is normal. You can eliminate differences but you can manage them.
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No. Supervisors are meant for smooth going of the work. So I never had a difficulty with them.
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No, I haven't had any. I have good relationships with authority.
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Yes. As a preschool teacher in an in home setting, my supervisor was neglectful. I sought to contribute help to the situation, but the supervisor would not accept and did not change her behaviors. We are cordial to one another, but I chose to terminate the working relationship.
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No I didn't had a difficulty with supervisor.
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I have not had any personal difficulties with a supervisor. I suppose I have been very blessed in that aspect of my working career.
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No in all my previous positions I have worked very well with management and have enjoyed the time and guidance they provided.
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Yes, depending on his kind of implementation of rules.
Question 6 of 30
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
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I see myself as a researcher having done my Phd and contributing whatever I can for the field of science.
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I see my self practicing medicine.
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I believe in present living and if I work hard in my present that will sure result in my good future as our tody leads us tomorrow.
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I see myself in ten years working as a pediatrician in a hospital.
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In ten years I see myself working in a hospital as a pediatrician.
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Ten years from now I see myself in a more responsble position where my company treats me as an asset and become more successful person that I can be.
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To be expert in medical transcription.
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I'd like to grow within the medical field. I love the administrative side of it, maybe the legal side.
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Ten years seems like a very long time for me but I want to be well established in my dream job.
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I see myself at a permanent job, maybe higher up in the company.
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I see myself much more experienced and senior professionally.
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I can become a Direct uploader at that time.
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I see myself highly skilled as a medical doctor and medical transcriptionist.
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Ten years from now my children will be in school and I may go back to school to earn a nursing degree.
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After 10 years I see myself as a medical writer.
Question 7 of 30
Do you work better independently or on a team?
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Yes I do. But a lot of work needs a team so I enjoy team work as well as you can achieve bigger with more helping hands.
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Yes, I enjoy working by myself.
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Yes, I do enjoy working by myself but I also enjoy working with other people.
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Yes I do. As I mentioned that I am a self-starter and self-motivated.
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Yes, I enjoy working alone.
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I do. I like to make personal self challenges and be left to complete them.
Question 8 of 30
What was your greatest accomplishment as a medical transcriptionist?
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I learnt a lot about drugs which was one of my biggest interests.
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Typing difficult accounts.
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I haven't had an accomplishment as a medical transcriptionist.
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If you give me the opportunity as a medical transcriptionist.
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To be shine in medical transcription.
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I was able to achieve 20% more closed charts in coding weekly by creating a fast code system.
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The last time I worked as a medical transcriptionist the company closed its door so quickly that I feel like I didn't get the opportunity to really expand myself so this time around I am hoping for the opportunity to expand myself and i'm ready to spend several years doing it.
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I do not have experience with transcript.
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Maintained quality, successful career grown and found new job abroad.
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I scored 93% for an online test of another company in the first attempt itself without any prior experience.
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I haven't experienced being a medical transcriptionist, however, I hope to be for me to attain achievements.
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I didn't have any because I didn't work as a medical transcriptionist before.
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Consistently producing higher than expected production with excellent accuracy.
14.
Meeting my quota with quality of course and gaining incentives on the next month of payroll.
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Having 2 businesses of my own for many years.
Question 9 of 30
Tell me about your training and when you realized you wanted to be a medical transcriptionist.
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My training was a wonderful learning experience and helped me in understand more about drugs and their action.
2.
I know medical terminologies as I m a doctor and I realized it when som of my friends told me abt it.
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I have an associated degree and RHIT certification. I wanted to do something in the medical field to help people, but realized I would not be able to handle nursing.
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My training in my pervious job was an amazing journey. And I realized that I wanted to be MT when I was in class one day and they talked about this career which seemed very interesting.
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My training was an amazing journey it helped me learn so much that I didn't know. When I realized that I wanted to be a MT was a day during school when they were talking about medical transcriptionist and from the beginning that I heard about it, it seemed very interesting to me.
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I didn't know anything about MT before I saw an ad in the newspapers for training and guaranteed job placement. I enjoyed learning science at school so I saw this as an opportunity to learn a new skill in a discipline that i'm interested in.
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First, I was trained by a Medical Doctor. He trained me with medical terminology, physiology, anatomy and neurology specially. Then I was trained about using Microsoft word, templates, typing and using internet and medical dictionary for research.
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I think my training was good, Irealized I wanted to be a MT when I am confident in my work and I have got some experience.
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I got certified to be an MT and was offered a job right away. I remained at that same, stable job, for 18 years.
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I trained myself while working at the hospital in high school, using a terminology book and a medical dictionary. I also typed reports for doctors.
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I want to enhance my knowledge and skills about medical.
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I am fresher but I assisted doctor . I read the cases of the patient and made documents and whatever boss prescribed to the paitient explained the medicine and their intake dosages.
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Training was good and when I know that MT is a challenging job.
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Mine training was 6 months rigorous training of medical transcription and I came with A grade in the training their I felt that I can be a Medical transcriptionist.
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I am trained independently and when I realised I could do this job independently I realised I would become one.
Question 10 of 30
Was your accuracy level tracked in your last position? Tell me about your ability to submit accurate work.
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I was always very close to the expected results.
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My accuracy level at my last position was in between.
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My accuracy level was in between I would say.
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My accuracy position at my last position would be normal.
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90 percent of accurate and try to fill maximum blanks before going to the next level of quality check.
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I could submit my work prior or on the dead lines.
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Ya I will do my work with good accuracy.
Question 11 of 30
Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
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I will give my best always with complete understanding of my work and not just do it mechanically.
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I can supervise as I have and experience... And give you good quality.
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I am a hard worker and I learn quickly.
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I would project a positive image and energy in this organization if I you give me this opportunity.
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I would have an asset to this organization in ways were I would have courtesy and efficiency.
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During the intervening years when I was not doing transcription I was completing an associate degree in biology and working in various administrative roles which allowed me to develop skills such as listening and time management which I can draw on now to make me a better MT than I every would be.
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My passion for growth and development will obviously bring growth and success to the organization. Employee's and organization's growth is interdependent.
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I would be as an asset to this organization because I had got confidence when I have done my part time job during my graduation, that the respective person appreciated my work and extended my working contract till my completion of my graduation, and he told me that my accuracy and punctual are the main reasons for the extension of my contract.
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My attendance is great, I am on time, and work to the best of my ability consistently. My work product reflects on me, and I take pride in that. I will never fall short of expectations of my job.
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Each and every employee will be an asset for every companies.
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With my honesty and loyalty and panchual towards the work and creativity at the work in this way I would be an asset to this organization.
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I learned to step up and multitasking duties.
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Bcoz patient discharge regulary and with discharge patient not gone.
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L would love to be a part of this organisation.
Question 12 of 30
What is your secret to a successful career as a medical transcriptionist?
User-Submitted Answers
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A good knowledge of the drug dictionary apart from dedication and hardwork.
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I always double check my files.
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I love to read and learn new things.
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My secret to a successful career as a medical transcriptionist would be putting a lot of effort in this career.
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The secret to a successful career as a medical transcriptionist would be having a positive image and energy.
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I think that the secret to a successful career in any field is being challenged and surprised everyday to learn new things.
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Continuous learning and double checking and strong research skills.
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Be open to learning. Do your work, keep it consistent, and remain productive.
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Work hard with thorough review of the work submitted.
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I am good at medical abbreviation's, good at listening, good at medical transcriptionist rules and regulations, good at typing, moreover I am having 4 years of rich experience live work.
Question 13 of 30
How do you get a peer or colleague to accept one of your ideas?
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Whenever I have to convince my peer I first make sure I am convinced with my research and results and then proceed in giving them a detailed description of my study with the pros and cons.
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I just tell them ii dont force things on them.. Its all about getting comfortable and team work.
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I explain how it will better the transcription process.
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Giving them examples of what my idea is or how it would be like if they accept my idea.
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Well, in my opinion to listen to other people opinions or ideas first; to be helpful I would add my idea to cooperate.
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I don't believe in forcing people to accept my ideas in general. But if there is something that I feel strongly about I would employ the use of deliberate reason and logic to get them to accept my point of view.
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Well, I mostly explain my ideas and their benefits to them ask them for their opinion about it if they agree then we can proceed, if they don't agree then we have to see what alternatives are available.
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I don't no what to say exactly because I never ever faced these kind of situation and if it does I will accept him.
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I can only make reasonable suggestions. I cant make anyone accept anything.
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Not easy as peers usually do not work up to my standard.
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I will like to listen other's ideas and after that I will tell my ideas and after that we come to an conclusion and go ahead further with mutual understanding.
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Suggesting some ideas and listening to them.
Question 14 of 30
How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
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I always prioritize my work so that way I know what has to be done first and what is more important. This way I don't miss out on anything and I get a cler picture of the time needed for it to.
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I dont do it on shifts ... I complete it all in one shift.
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Review time of dictation, etc.
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I use my time and resources wisely.
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I would work efficiently using my time and resources wisely.
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I pace myself with each recording giving myself a specific time frame to complete it. And if I find i'm spending too much time on a difficult recording I pass it along to a supervisor to complete.
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Well, we have multiple transcriptionists and work is mostly divided evenly. We have to maintain our pace and time management in order to complete work on time.
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I will schedule my work so that I will make sure that my work would be don on time.
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My program automatically prioritizes work according to JAHCO guidelines- If I see work is getting behind, I type faster and harder to keep it current.
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Set a time by myself to finish the work.
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I make an excel sheet with all the details and keep a track of it.
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It's on my typing speed and understanding skill.
Question 15 of 30
Why do you want a career as a medical transcriptionist?
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My interest in drug research and research at molecular levels is the reason for exploring medical trancription.
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Due to my profession and also b/c of flexible hours and the ability to do it from home.
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I enjoy reading and l like to be able to help people.
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I want a career as a medical transcriptionist because I would grow professionally. It would help me learn more.
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I want a career as a medical transcriptionist because I want an opportunity were I and have growth and development.
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I enjoy learning medicine more than I think I would enjoy practicing medicine.
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This is a God gifted skill to myself and I want to utilize it for my career.
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I have taken an medical transcriptionist training for 6 months and I have scored A grade in it.
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Bcoz he is good line and I am very well know about this.
Question 16 of 30
How strong is your medical terminology?
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I have no difficulties while taking my medical terminology course work.
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Yes in the beginning it was hard to memorize spellings because medical terms are not general English words.
Question 17 of 30
Are you able to cope with stressful situations?
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Yes, I am able to cope with stressful situations.
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Yes, I am able to cope with stressful situations when I'm working.
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The coping mechanisms I employ are dependent on the specific source of stress.
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Yes, I have been through such situation before where I had workload to manage.
Question 18 of 30
What was your biggest disappointment as a medical transcriptionist?
User-Submitted Answers
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Not being treated as well as others in the medical field.
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I haven't had a disappointment as a medical transcriptionist.
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I currently don't have a disappointment as a medical transcriptionist.
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I didn't have any disappointments.
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There are many people and organizations even some hospital that do not understand what exactly medical transcription is. They treat a medical transcription as a typist and they don't understand the demands and professional requirements of this noble profession.
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Watching the career be outsourced and taken over by advanced technology.
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I do not have any disappointment as medical transcriptionist.
Question 19 of 30
What are your salary expecations?
Question 20 of 30
How do you build relationships when you are new to an office?
Question 21 of 30
What do you know about our hospital?
Question 22 of 30
How would your patients describe you?
Question 23 of 30
How many doctors and health care professionals have you supported in the past?
Question 24 of 30
Are you stronger with recorded dictation or live dictation?
Question 25 of 30
How strong are your follow up skills?
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I will follow the thing upto I finished that particular task at the given time to me.
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With knowledge take all doctor when I trouble.
3.
Are very strong and you can check if you want.
Question 26 of 30
Are you familiar with patient confidentiality guidelines?
Question 27 of 30
Are you familiar with electronic health care records?
Question 28 of 30
Would you be willing to attend training to advance your career?
Question 29 of 30
As a medical transcriptionist you must have excellent computer skills. Tell me your top 3 programs and one area in which you would like to improve.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Microsoft office Microsoft Windows Microsoft xl.
Question 30 of 30
How do you handle a patient yelling at you?

About Medical Transcriptionist

March 8th, 2017

As a Medical Transcriptionist you listen to voice recordings that physicians and other healthcare workers make and convert them into written reports. You review and edit medical documents created using speech recognition technology. As a Medical Transcriptionists, you interpret medical terminology and abbreviations in preparing patients’ medical histories, discharge summaries, and other documents. If you work in a Dr.'s office you may also have administrative duties, like scheduling appointments, checking in patients, and answering phone calls.

Good listening skills, strong grammar and writing skills, normal hearing ability, advanced typing speed and computer proficiency are skills needed to be a successful Medical Transcriptionist. An important characteristic that Medical Transcriptionists has is the ability to adapt to change. Medicine changes every day. That means new things to learn and different ways to do something. The ability to adapt to change without being stressed about it is very important in this field. You may have attended a vocational school, community college, or an online schools that offers medical transcription training. A one-year certificate program or associate’s degree program in medical transcription is preferred by employers. You must have an understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, grammar, and word-processing software.

To prepare for your interview you'll want to do your homework on the company that you will be applying to. See how the job description lines up to your skills and abilities. Find out what specialty clinics you'll be supporting. Be able to speak to common questions in regards to managing your workload, working alone without supervision, meeting deadlines and accomplishing administrative tasks. Have your references handy so they can verify your work ethic and say a few nice things on your behalf.

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