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Hospital swamped

Posted By: out of work too on 2006-01-01
In Reply to: My hospital is swamped also - too much work! Can't figure out these companies either. nm - Hospital MT2

Do you work for a service or directly for the hospital?  if a service could you share the name...guess I will have to divide my work week among more than one service just to make sure I have work. 

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My hospital is swamped also - too much work! Can't figure out these companies either. nm
Swamped 2...
Swamped in Kentucky!
Seems they are all swamped now
with so many MTs applying. Give them a few days and if you don't hear call or email. Good MTs are hard to come by so keep your chin up and see what happens.
She is probably swamped and cannot
or family emergency, could be many reasons. 
I'm swamped
I am swamped. I am doing about 1800 lines a day and leaving a ton in my queue every night. Can you ask to switch to another account. The acocunt I was on when I started was terrible, but the account I am on now rocks!

Good Luck!
I'm also swamped
I always do at least 2000 lines a day on my account. We have a huge amount of work. Some other accounts may be slow, but I don't see why you don't just give them a call and ask for another account. There are usually plenty of other accounts available.
Not on my account. We are swamped. nm
I know they've been swamped
I would drop them another line or call them if you can and see what's up.  They're worth it. 
Swamped? When I worked for them

Hope they have corrected that.  Otherwise, nothing bad. QA department is wonderful. Management, well, best left unsaid.

I'm swamped and want a day off. Please come to work!
Be Patient...They are swamped...
It was almost 2 weeks before I heard from them. You might drop them a quick phone call just to let them know you are interested. E-mail me if you want more.
What are you talking about? I am swamped! sm

of course, I have 4 accounts I do and I am seeing them all, fast as I can type all week. 

I have said it before, and I was told this when I started, if you'll take more than one account you will be far less likely to run out of work. 

Really? I am swamped today! sm

Do you only do one account?  Because there are a couple today in Span-Tel/TSP that are swamped with work.  Also, from what I hear, they are adding a large hospital next week to the DocQScribe platform, so if that is the platform you are on, I imagine it will pick up rather quickly.  I guess it just depends which team you are on and which accounts you work on.  If you are this low on work, could you ask for more or to be trained on the other accounts?  I think the work is there, and if you really want it, you should ask for it. 


As an aside, I think it has likely been slow the last couple weeks with a lot of companies - it usually is around Labor Day but then picks back up through the holidays - at least in my experience anyway. 

Companies pull their ads if they get swamped with
Not sure what account they have you on ...but I'm swamped with work..
I definitely would ask for another account. It is rare that there would not be any work. I work two accounts and sometimes my primary does get low but there is always a backup account. This just doesnt seem right. Even over the holidays, they were screaming for help on the accounts I was on..
If their ad is gone, they probably got swamped with resumes & aren't hiring. nm
Huh? I am swamped with work.... it is extremely busy.
Are you sure you are talking about the same place????
so far plenty and swamped with work but that is due to new accts and not enough MTs yet so not sure
They DO run out of work a lot, but we have been swamped on my accounts this week nm
She said she's going through the resumes in chronological order and is kind of swamped right now.
Diskriter off off offshores - and on some hospital accounts - they have not informed the hospital
Jewish is the main hospital, St. Mary's is another hospital under their management. (nm)
Different company but no slow down, swamped but we were before holidays. Nice having work..

Oh my no! LOTS of work. Didn't have first 15 minutes of Thursday, but swamped outside of that. nm
I've been totally swamped throughout the season, worked yesterday, doing double shift,,,,sm
tomorrow, working weekend, no slowdown here, I actually wish there was, I worked lots over OT to make $$ for the holidays and now can hardly find the time to enjoy with my family....oh well, THANKFUL FOR A GOOD STEADY JOB!
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.
Maybe it's the accounts your on. I work for MDI-FL and I'm swamped with work..
Sorry.. I had gone through a few days a while back of slower work, but lately especially since over the holidays, it has been crazy.. too much work..
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.
Hospital MT

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.


Hospital MT
Hey.  Does anyone work for a hospital, but work at home?
Hospital MT
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.
Hospital MT
If that is the case, where are you located?  I may want to apply.  I am in NC.
Hospital MT
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.
Hospital MT

Thanks for letting me know.  What program does your hospital use?  I am just curious.  Happy hunting.  Wish I was the lucky winner.  Thanks......

hospital MT
We use CMT (CequenceMT) and VXP voice. Very user friendly.

Good luck to you too.. Happy 4th.
hospital MT
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?
Hospital MT
Would Colorado be in the tri-state area? 
hospital pto
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)
hospital MT

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
Hospital job
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?

Hospital job.

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.
Good luck!
same 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!
Hospital MTs
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.   
Hospital MTs
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.