TIME:Morning or Afternoon
DURATION:43 - 51 Weeks
NOC CODE:1251PROGRAM OUTLINE
The purpose of the program is to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level transcription positions in hospitals and medical offices. This program provides an overview of the theory, principles, and practices of the Medical Transcriptionist.
- 8 week internship!
- Ability to work from home after graduation
- Microsoft Office, Microsoft Imagine Standard and Windows are included in the program fees
Medical Transcriptionists (MTs) are specialists in medical language and healthcare documentation. They interpret and transcribe dictation by physicians and other healthcare professionals. Medical Transcriptionists work in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, transcription services, insurance companies, home healthcare agencies, and other locations where dictation for the purpose of healthcare documentation requires transcription. Many MTs work from their homes as independent contractors or home-based employees. Medical Transcriptionists play an integral role in our healthcare system, promoting patient well-being and safeguarding against medical errors.
Note: Some career and education options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.
EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HIRED triOS GRADS
- Grand River Hospital
- Toronto General Hospital
- Lakeridge Health
- Region of Waterloo
- Halton Family Health
- Living Arts Medical Centre
- Canadian Red Cross
- Joseph Brant Hospital
- Yorkville Cosmetic Centre
- And many more..
Average Wage ($/hr) - $23.50
High Wage ($/hr) - $28.00
Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to write the Registered Medical Transcriptionist exam through the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). To pursue this, students must make arrangements directly with AHDI.
High School Graduation Diploma or Mature Student Status (18 years of age and high school equivalency assessment passed). In addition, an entrance assessment must be successfully passed. Demonstrated fluency in English (oral and written). Possess a typing speed of 40 nwpm.
RESOURCE ARTICLE: MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST JOBS AND THE AGING POPULATION
Medical transcriptionists are an integral part of Canada’s medical workforce. The position itself is categorized as an allied health professional, which is a broad group that assists and supports the doctors and nurses to treat patients every day. Allied health professionals comprise between half and two-thirds of the entire medical workforce!
Specifically, they convert audio reports into a text format. Doctors make audio reports so that they can record their observations, prescriptions, and recommendations on the fly while they handle patients. They also don’t have time to spend writing it all down, which is why medical transcriptionists are so important ...continue reading!
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