I worked in a surgical clinic with 50
Posted By: sm on 2009-03-24
In Reply to: You must not have much experience with clinic - notes, then... sorry...
physicians and their dictations certainly were not as complex as those in a hospital. Guess every clinic is different.
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I worked on a surgical orthopaedic
Decent doctors, decent pay. Really quite easy. I would still be there if they had changed some of their policies.
Used to be 7.4-7.7 cpl for clinic, 8 cpl for hospital w/1 weekend shift, 10 if U worked entire
This is a company based in Dallas, Texas. They do surgery centers. QA staff are just ordinary clerks--not transcriptionists. There is a lot of orthopedic, plastic surgery, ENT, and GI surgery. Any work up to 5 p.m. is due by the next day--usually by 9 or 10 a.m. This is for weekdays M-T. Friday's work up to 5 p.m. is due back Monday. After 5 and Sat and Sun due back Tue. Pay is always on time and is very good, 0.09 to 0.12 cents a line.
Yes-- I worked for them indirectly. I subcontracted to a contracting MTSO. Their virtual private network is just horrible. It is slow and you get kicked off frequently. I know of MTs who worked an entire week and only made $10.00 because of the system. They have an FTP site system that I loved. You could just download the voice file and type in Word then return it; however, when they changed over to this new program everything went down hill very quickly. My doctors were not happy with it either. SN raised the rates, went to this system -- by the way you need to buy a 15-pin pedal and forget any tech help. When I was there it was also lacking. Anyway my doctors took their accounts and walked away. I ended up leaving for that and other reasons. I haven't worked indirectly for them since July of 2006.
I should also add when I was working for them indirectly, for several English was second language.
Surgical notes outsource to India....90% of the jobs
Any info on this company from IC's currently or recently?
Has anyone heard of Surgical Notes in Dallas
Texas. Any information would be appreciated.
Info about Surgical Notes in Dallas please
6 cents a line for surgical reports
I just saw that ad for 6 cents a line for heavily, fast-speaking ESL doc. I love to do surgery, and I have done this for 30 years, but there is no way I would tackle that, no less than 10 cents a line and really more than 10 cents a line. Would the person seeking an MT for that position do it!!! I think not. Our pay is going backwards instead of forward.
Surgical Notes Transcription wages
Their offered wages are more than the $12 hour I was paid in a rural hospital.
Looking for info on company called Surgical Notes...sm
Would like to talk to anyone who has worked for them or is working for them. Please e-mail me.
6 cents a line for surgical reports for an ESL dictator? Are you NUTS??
I'm just absolutely appalled and disgusted...
Surgical Notes transcription service out of Texas...anyone work there?
Do they hire employes or IC? Platform? Thanks in advance ;0
Two are hospitals, one is a clinic. The biggest one is a clinic that only does sm
oncology. We cannot post account names here and do not give out that information until confidentiality forms are signed.
I can tell you that a very, very large oncology hospital will be starting on March 1st that will need 30+ transcriptionists to run smooth.
Tessier Surgical Word Book is my bible, but mostly you need LOTS of patient
I worked for a temp agency for 3 years..LOVED it. Just worked. No counts, no hassels, GREAT pay..
No benefits at the time. I even learned pathology while temping (8 months on that assigment). I loved the variety, the ability to say I'm not available such and such time. I'd do it again in a heartbeat if I didn't need benefits.
A company is ONLY supposed to verify that someone worked there, what dates they worked, whether PT o
and last date worked. It opens everyone up to a lawsuit if more is given, so most companies are told by their attorneys and business advisors to verify only.
No one has a right to a reference, only verification of employment.
It worked! Latest suggestion from DJ's email worked. nm
If I worked a longer day, I just put my regular shift, 3p-11p, or whatever. If I worked sm
an extra day, then I was told to fudge the hours around on the other days so it all came out to 40. I didn't really mind -- have learned not to expect overtime in this profession -- and I was happy to be able to work whenever I needed to get the lines I needed. However, them telling me directly to fudge on my time sheet would seem to be a violation of the wage and hour laws. I suppose it doesn't matter now if they do not even have enough work to make the minimum line count necessary. Several of the companies I thought were golden seem to have gotten a bit tarnished lately … sad.
9 cpl, clinic, 3 yrs exp.
I am getting some clinic but...
I don't want to ask for just clinic because I've always been told I'll have a job longer in this industry if I can do acute care. I'm thinking it's probably in my best interest right now to stick with acute care.
That sounds perfect. Is that company hiring? I have over 10 years of experience. Thanks!
Are they mostly clinic or ER?
Do you do clinic or ? nm
I have done the clinic account from day one, as i did not have access to a serial port, and the other account they were hiring for at the time was on escription, which requires a serial pedal. The Clinic account is on ExText. I have seen a lot of people complain about ExText, but I have had no problems with it, although this may be because I spent the bulk of my career just working directly in word
If you have clinic-only exp, it may be SM
more difficult for you, since very few services will employ someone for only clinic work and you may have to take on acute care, which will be a learning curve.
I think the biggest difference you would see money-wise is if you are getting your benefits from your current job, there is going to be a big shock when you see how much you will have to contribute to your insurance. PTO/vacation time is much less working from home also.
I don't do clinic, so I can't tell you. nm
I was just hired at 9 cpl for clinic work, 10 years of experience. Very happy
What about OPs in clinic?
I have 4 years of experience working in-house for a local hospital (quit within the last 1-1/2 years). I worked on all work types, discharge, OP, H&P, consults, ER, and clinic. I just have to point out that the clinic work I am doing right now has just as much OP terminology as OPs do themselves. Most of my clinic dictators decide they need to repeat the entire op report in their clinic note, especially the cardiologists.
So to those of you stating that there is a huge difference between the 2, that might be the case for some, but definitely not for all.
Anyone worked for Bill Baker?
Are you clinic or Radiology?
Amphion has both clinic work and acute care. They are wonderful to work for, and I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Hello, I am looking for a PT clinic position (sm)
Either IC or statutory or even PT employee - I'm not a huge producer - I only need like 600 lines a day. Prefer oncology and flexiblity and all over the net. Hopefully, decent pay range 8-10 cpl. Anybody know of a good place? I've checked the job boards but word of mouth is usually a better way I've found in the past. Thanks!
I am FT clinic if that helps! We need a few more
FT MTs on the account I am on due to them adding 15 docs to us.
Can anyone tell me companies that have clinic work?
I did not do just clinic work. SM
I worked at a large teaching facility of 800 beds. I did everything from speech therapy, pain clinic, wound care, surgery, H&P, consults, discharges, physical therapy, letters, oncology, you name it. This was a huge facility. And a teaching facility to boot! I was never rude to the woman or anything of that nature. She actually told me that she lays in bed all day with her laptop doing this work. Maybe she fell out of bed the day I interviewed with her, and it put her in a bad mood. :)
All worked out well in the end because I ended up getting a managerial position that pays $52/year along with incentive and overtime.
Are you hospital or clinic?
QT & EFD do; QT is IC only; not sure about EFD, but was offer 0.07 for clinic. nm
I went from clinic to acute
I worked for about 10 years as an IC for clinc work, then lost my account (like you). I got a job in house at my local hospital and also applied with a national for PT work at home with a teaching hospital. Things were slow going at first, having to look a lot of things up, etc. I left the in house job after a couple years to be at home full time again. Being in house helped a lot because of having the other girls to help and I also learned the ins and outs of HIM dept. Poster below is correct about teaching hospitals being difficult. But if you are going to learn acute, you have to do them. I find the work very interesting. I now work at home as a full time employee for a teaching hospital and couldn't be happier.
See what companies will test you for acute care even though you don't have experience. I passed my test by a national. The test took me a while, looking things up, etc, but it was worth it. Just remember things will be slow for a while. I only did about 150 lines an hour in the beginning (now I am at 300+).
Don't think she does a vet clinic, must be a mixup
Will be on multispecialty clinic...
having never done radiology, but years of clinic work! Will be working on c-phone which is also something new for me. learning learning learning!
clinic is not like ER, pays less than acute, you may have a few ESL in any clinic company, and is different from acute in that you have all different specialties who have different word lists, from ENT to dermatology to pediatrics, etc., and once you learn them, make macros or normals, you can make more LPH.
I work on it for a clinic and really like it. sm
It took me a few days to get used to it, but the line count is good and I use ShortHand with it. If it is the same clinic, you are lucky. I have been on it for 5 years. They are not usually hiring for this account as no one wants to leave it but my lead told me that they have added some doctors. Good luck !
It is for clinic work
clinic for Spheris
pays 6.5; on the low side. I was on the same account, large multispeciality clinic with few ESL, for 4 years. They pay on time, my supervisor and QA were good. They have incentives. They do offshore. Their insurance is not good.
DRC has clinic work. nm
Looking for clinic transcription
Can anyone refer me to any good companies that strictly does clinic transcription? I have been out of the transcription field for about 4 years now, but I am looking to get back into it. I have 2+ years of experience transcribing for a pain management practice.
are you doing clinic, hospital, or ER?
yes for multispecialty clinic
I am not sure if they have filled all the acute care positions but they have a new account starting for multispecialty.
I take it you still work for them? Are you on clinic or