Posted By: wanting to know MT on 2007-11-13
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I was considering working for Diskriter on the hospital account in Florida. There are lots of comments in the archives, but I was wondering if anybody has recent experience with the account manager and that account. It seems like a revolving door, and I want to avoid becoming part of that action. I want the hospital work and insurance, but is it flexible enough? Do they train well? How's the pay? Would my boss be available to me? Any advice would be appreciated. I am deciding between them and TransTech. Thanks
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There is a BIG difference between working for Diskriter and working for a hospital through Diskriter. I've done both and there's no comparison.
Anyone had experience with Diskriter hospital sm
employee status positions? Sounds really tempting.
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Is there anyone working on the hospital accounts through DR? I would like more information from those that are currently working or have previously worked on the hospital side. Good, bad, and ugly. Thanks!
Diskriter hospital employee
I wanted to post this again as nobody responded to my previous post. Does anyone work as a hospital employee through Diskriter? If you are currently working for Diskriter at all, could you give me some insight on the company and benefits from your perspective? Thanks!
To be a hospital employee (Diskriter), do you have
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Did they explain the Diskriter versus hospital status to you when you spoke with them? I'm a little confused about that from the above posters. Thanks!
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I've recently accepted a hospital employee status position with Diskriter. Is there anyone else out there that works one of these positions that would be willing to network with me?
Diskriter Florida hospital employees
Would anyone that works for the Florida hospital as a hospital employee through Diskriter care to share their experience? Any info is appreciated, good or bad. Thanks! Have a great and productive day!
At Diskriter, that hospital system in Florida that they do .... SM
is anyone familiar with it? There seems to be a lot of turnover - do you think it's because of bad dictators, bad sound, or what??
Re Diskriter, anyone work for the PA teaching hospital they have? SM
If so, can you post your opinion here? Or you may email me if you'd like. Thanks.
Diskriter MTs, is hospital account or DR accounts a
anyone work as hospital employee for/through Diskriter?
Was wondering how that works out, if that setup is better than working for a service. Better benefits, workload?
Florida Hospital Diskriter Position sm
I have been looking through the archives.. I was interested in applying to the Diskriter Florida hospital position but I had heard that you had to take a drug test, credit check, criminal background check and a pre-employment physical.
Is that true? Especially about the preemployment physical. I just find that completely weird..
Any companies out there that offer the hospital benefits besides Diskriter
I currently work in-house a hospital but they do not have at-work positions and I would like ot work at home so I wondered if there were other companies and/hospitals that hire at-home MTs with full benefits....besides Diskriter as I have not heard a lot of good news about them and it makes me nervous to apply.
info on Florida hospital acct with Diskriter
Does anyone have any info on this acct with Diskriter where you are an actual hospital employee with hospital benefits??
It is weird. I worked for the Florida Hospital thru Diskriter.... SM
back in 2005 when Diskriter first landed the gig. I had to take a drug test, see my personal doctor for a physical and have him fill a very long and involved form, and get a TB test all for a facility I would never set foot in! It took three long weeks for me to get through all the red tape and actually start the job.
The work was okay, but it ran out and you had no secondary account because you were employed by the hospital. So if you wanted a backup account, then you had to go through more red tape to actually be an employee of Diskriter too and there was a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo that came with that because Diskriter was managing the transcription department for this hospital and the hospital had a contract that said that Diskriter could not put the hospital's employees on Diskriter accounts without express consent from the hospital.
The supervisor of the hospital employees was employed by Diskriter and was incompetent. We weren't able to get sample reports, normals, etc. out of her. We always got the standard I'll look into that or It's in the works. It seemed she had no contact with the hospital HIM department at all. However, they could have a new person in that position now. Like I said it was all brand spanking new back then.
Oh and your benefits were out of Florida. So unless you're planning on flying into Florida to see a doctor or have an operation, you're basically screwed. The bennies may have changed too by now though -- so who knows.
After three months, I just decided it was all just too much and left. All the hoops I jumped through to get the job and then to have the job be such a disappointment was just irritating!
Diskriter - Working for the largest hospital system in FL.
The benefits look fabulous! Strict schedule? Good PTO?
I'm a new hospital employee through Diskriter and you are correct. Ins kicks in 1st month after h
You cant beat the benefits and that is why I chose hospital. You get PTO, holiday pay, downtime pay, and sick time. The insurance is one of the best out there.
Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Center City Phila uses Diskriter
Diskriter - Anyone go from their employee to hospital employee with them?
Thinking about giving up on being their employee and applying for a hospital employee position through them, they have one in PA right now that looks good. How is it for scheduling? Do you keep your line rate or get whatever the hospital pays? Who manages those accounts, is it the same PM and DR that are on the other ones? I have DR and feel like she doesn't have a clue what she is doing and it is so annoying, but I just don't have the guts to let the company know she needs to step it up a notch because the transcriptionists are not happy under her. Are QA the same people or through the hospital. They have 1 QA that is constantly asking us questions on doctors and format, things we should be asking that QA person. Annoying that new people move up to QA but people who've been there 2 or 3 years get treated like dirt and jumped account to account.
Jewish is the main hospital, St. Mary's is another hospital under their management. (nm)
First for hospital, then outsourced still on same hospital work
and believe it or not, the hospital was so much easier. Had worked at the hospital for 11 years before they outsourced and then worked another 3+ years for the company they outsourced to. What a difference! The company had so many rules and regulations you could hardly keep up with them all, thousands of them, on the same account, mind you. The higher ups would not leave you alone, constant IMs about any and all. I have gotten to the age where I do not need all that and walked the other week. Have scheduled testing with another hospital for this month. Hope I make the cut, love the hospital work 1000 times more than a company.
Thank you!!! The hospital I am ..
with is going to be switching over -- don't much about it so this is encouraging!
my hospital uses it also... c msg
just a little bit of demographics need to be put in every now and then, but overall, i really like it.
I am so sorry that is happening to you. Are you a single parent? I know how scary it can be to default on a mortgage. It happened to me back in early 90s before I started work for the hospital I am currently at. Your supervisor is not a very thorough supervisor. If she checked with most large hospitals, she would see things are done very differently for their at home MTs. My hospital pays for internet connection, provides equipment, and pay is very good. We don't have to do all that extra stuff for HIPPA either.
Your best bet now would be to try and find a national to work with, but that is scary too.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hey. Does anyone work for a hospital, but work at home?
Sorry. Should have been a little clearer. Looking to meet some other hospital MTs out there. Curious to know... Do you find the same problems with your employer as MTs do with national companies? I have had some may MTs tell me they wouldn't work for hospital, but my hospital doesn't have a third of the problems nationals do. Fortunately for me, my hospital hires within a 3-state radius. For those who are more than 1 hour away, we have conference call meetings.
If that is the case, where are you located? I may want to apply. I am in NC.
I wish you could apply. We are looking for a couple of good MTs right now. But unfortunately, you are not in the tri-state area. I am sorry.
Thanks for letting me know. What program does your hospital use? I am just curious. Happy hunting. Wish I was the lucky winner. Thanks......
We use CMT (CequenceMT) and VXP voice. Very user friendly.
Good luck to you too.. Happy 4th.
That's what I mean. I think hospital work is so much better as far as all of the little quirks go that companies have. Where are you from?
Would Colorado be in the tri-state area?
I think working inhouse they should find something for you to do since most MTs inhouse are usually in medical records :)
At a hospital that uses VR (nm)
Sounds like my hospital that I work for. Used to hire from 3-state area only, but now they can hire from anywhere in the U.S.
Go with the other hospital and get a
Probably 99% of the time I would say take the hospital job over the service - but in your case with having a CMT and that amount of experience, pay for production might be a better deal for you. I think you have to decide what is most important, the benefits or a higher salary. As far as security, even though the hospitals have a tendency to go with what looks good on paper budget-wise, the services can also be bought out and changed over so no guarantees either way. I do wonder if more hospitals won't work a little harder to keep some in-house MTs as more and more services sell them a bill of goods they cannot deliver. Geez, they have to wake up sometime, don't they?
I do ops too and I love those. Will you be happy giving those up? Will they be sticking you with long, boring discharge summaries? They get real boring, real fast.
Another thing...a friend of mine, CMT, PA and several other initials, went to work for hospital, which told her she would only have to work in-house for a short period of time. I believe it was six months. It took over a year. 45 miles is a long way to drive, especially if traffic is an issue.
Ask a LOT of questions.
Hospital - see msg
I have worked as home based hospital Transcriptionist since 1990s. They recently took on a new platform and are outsourcing a great deal of our work. We are running out of work; the outsource company takes almost all of it. Our jobs are no longer secure.
I'd go to a different hospital.
I was probably hired for that same hospital account, in Broward county. I'm supposed to start this week, still haven't received my pc from DR...I had to order a copy of my BC so maybe that is part of the hold up, taking that to the hospital tomorrow. I accepted a 2nd shift position, but really need to work 1st shift. Are they flexible in that respect. How do you like working for them? Are there tons of ESLs on the account? How is your training going? Feel free to email me if you'ld like. Be nice to be in the dugout with someone in the same boat.
If you have acute care hospital experience, I would suggest you go to work directly for a hospital with hospital benefits. Diskriter has an account like that, you cannot beat hospital benefits. IMO. But you have to decide what is most important to you. Good Luck.
I went from IC to hospital. sm
I guess it would depend on the hospital, because the one I worked for had the worst management I have seen in ANY business. Ran out of work, yet still outsourced overflow. It was a very unpleasant job. I went back to IC. Hourly was not as nice as it seemed. I make more $$ being paid by the line!
It came to my attention last week that where I work the accounts also have hospital employees who do the transcription as well. When I lost my job at my hospital in 1995, that hospital sent its work out to a transcription service and never hired any more transcriptionists. Was anyone aware some of these hospitals have their own MTs? So, it seems we are all suckers as far as holidays go (as well as regular days) because I'm sure the hospital MTs have the day off while us home MTs are doing the work, which usually runs out. This whole transcription business really sucks. It seems like we are just filling a gap for these hospitals when they have a big work load. I'm really sick of transcription, but it is all I know.
Lots of hospitals have in-house MTs and a service these days. Sometimes it stinks if in-house cherry picks which has been known to happen. I've been in-house hospital and I've been at home working for a service, none is really better than the other, though =D Personally I would rather be away from the craziness of working in-house.
Hospital H & P
No, there are not a lot of differences in hospital h & p's then the clinics, for I have done both.
I know what you mean. The hospital I
worked for provided the basics, but all of us bought our own reference books. I really don't think the newbies know how to look something up very well. Just ask in this day and age and it is given to you. You never learn that way.
The hospital can tell her.
to tell someone which company does their transcription.
I make double the money at the hospital as with a national. The only reason I work for a national now is that someone with more experience who was working for a national rolled me right off my hospital job. If you're getting full time and good pay, you're making a big boo-boo.