MLS=Medical Language Specialist
Posted By: (NM) on 2009-10-01
In Reply to: Why do they gauge by $900 mark, not lines? sm - for the transcenders
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I personally prefer Medical Language Specialist...
Even the title medical transcriber doesn't do justice to our jobs with the way they have evolved over the years. We no longer can sit and simply be transcribers. We must be semi-fluent in several different languages, do our best to hone our psychic skills so we don't get penalized for leaving a blank for QA to assist with, we have to perform feats of magic at times attempting to find an ADT match, and the list goes on and on.
Geez, maybe we should just call ourselves *medical magicians* at this point what with all the rabbits we're expected to pull from the many hats we're forced to wear these days.
Medical language specialist is a title made up by MTs. The truth is...sm
...we are transcriptionists. Our job is to type what the doc/PA/nurse dictates. Look at a court reporter; she can call herself a legal language specialist or a juris stenographer or whatever else she comes up with, but her job is to provide a transcript of WHAT IS SAID in court. She is not changing anything, and nobody expects her to. In fact, if she did, there would be huge repercussions!
Same for closed captioning transcriptionists. What is said goes in the ears and out the fingers, no changes.
The difference between us and them is that we deal in medical language.
My title and my job is medical transcriptionist. I have also been a transcription editor. If the account says type verbatim, I do just that, and it matters not to me if the doc ends the sentence with a preposition. I'm here to provide a hard copy of what he said, not make him look like he went to charm school. If the doc/site/account/client decides the charts look foolish, they are free to allow me light editing privileges for the sake of clarity.
If you want to correct someone else's words, become a copy editor.
Thanks, Medical Content Specialist:)!
Our medical records are private. They should not be sent overseas. The language barrier can sm
cause a lot of very serious errors in a medical record, and I, for one, want my work kept here.
There are a lot of services that do not send work overseas and will not because they believe in keeping everything in the U.S. It was the deciding factor for me when weighing between two companies. One company was very vague when asked, but the other, Keystrokes, was adamant about staying U.S. only.
I started with them 2 years ago and will retire with this company, as long as it keeps the same ownership (had to clarify that as if the ownership changes, I would probably leave). I have not heard of them selling out, so I am hoping to stay!
I also am a QA specialist
I get only 3.5 cpl. Where do you work?
Unfortunately, when you work for a national or particularly a specialist, there are ..sm
many, many referring physicians. Doctors do not want to take the time during dictation to be considerate in providing spellings of doctors names, towns, and even spelling of patient names. It is ashame, however very common for many of us to have to take the time to look it up. I have found, in my experience, when I have had my own clients over the years, I don't take this horse sh_ _. I left blanks and had their office staff fill in the missing info. After time, the doctors became more disciplined and provided more complete dictation after being hounded by their office staff. Unfortunatley, when you work for a local service or national transcription company, you have to take the heat for not researching the doctor names, addresses, etc. Sad, but true. Find some good national doctor databases for this purpose. If you are referring to patient names in relation to demographics, you simply cannot guess on them. Spell it as it sounds and type spelling not given (doc's problem in this case).
what's the difference QA, editor, and specialist
MT companies, with oncology specialist openings!
I am highly interested in the MT companies who have current openings in oncology as the speciality of choice! I have 5 years' experience as an MT. I am now doing orthopedics, which is good, but I really love doing oncology, for personal reasons. I am looking for pay per line either equal to OR above my pay that I receive now. I have worked for a little over one year for the company I work for now, and I received an actual raise for all of my hard, but enjoyed, work. Also, I should mention that I have NEVER worked for any companies, in my life, that do not give raises every year. As long as the work warrants it, and everything else keeps going up in price, i.e. GAS prices, and etc, I think that it should be given to us hard-working MTs!! After all, this is a REAL job, and not just a job that is taken lightly by some of us, who actually NEED to make a living off of this type of work, and also enjoy doing it!
So, if your company has what I would like to have in an employer, contact me, and we will talk seriously about it. I would just love to hear from you!
Data Entry Specialist job listing?
Does anyone know anything about the data entry specialist job listing on the job board? Is this one of those scam or is it a real job? I applied for it, but have not heard anything yet. Has anyone here heard anything about it?
Data Entry Specialist Listing
I was wondering if anyone had heard back from this job listing yet? I got an email today from Stanford Executive Recruitment today with the same information as the job listing and so am assuming that is them. They want a $14.00 registration fee so I am smelling SCAM. Just wondering what you all thought or have experienced with this one.
What about the Entry Level Computer Support Specialist.....sm
opening that is listed in Atlanta Journal (ajc.com). Do you think it's pretty much already filled from within?
there is more than one language
Leave the language out, please. (NM)
I emailed her about her language....
Let's see if she replies, and HOW she replies. What a laugh!
Do you have to learn the language?
What is going on with your foul language?
if you want to use that kind of language, at least
Tiliput's language does not belong
won't read it unless you can talk English and not your mother tongue. Try to tone down your F word and save it for the back yard.
I'm guessing English is your second language? I would say this is a
disservice to the MT as well as the companies you are going to service. Nothing worse than someone trying to sail the ship who hasn't ever been near the water.
"hell" is foul language??
good grief, girl. lighten up. remind yourself never to move to Ireland.
It's common forum language...
It means: I totally agree.
Oh it is not common forum language...
There's that language barrier at work again
Honestly, please read the posts again. ANYONE CAN MAKE UP AN EMAIL ADDRESS WITH ANY NAME ONE DESIRES. THERE ARE NO - I REPEAT - NO RESTRICTIONS ON CREATING AN EMAIL ACCOUNT.
In a job ad post, YES, it is foul language and it will not be tolerated
I really don't know what part of the English language they do not get.. I think the word NO
comes to mind. I would not even be working that day when I'd get an IM, can you do a STAT? and I'd tell them no that I was heading out the door, so, your going to do it? and again, NO.. I said I'm heading out the door. This would go on until I finally had to click the IM off. I felt badgered and I am not sure how much was just them not understanding or just being pushy. There is a fine line and I got tired of it so I quit.
Editors have knack for accents, language, etc.
for MT: This is also common forum language: 'MT YAS
Guess what this is?
IN PLAIN LANGUAGE, IT'S KNOWN AS "LOSING FACE" fm
Don't see how an MTSO can inspire faith and loyalty in his/her employees by blowing sugar up their collective behinds 1 day & all the while sticking it to them. Call me sweetie pie, sugar cakes all you want, but don't do it in the same breath as telling us we'd all have to joint a 50% salary cut club, telling us that the low work for MTs is because of the Huge responses we got for our VR takeover and that because these brand-new VR'rs are so very productive all of a sudden -- (Why not chuck the euphimisms and say straight out, There's no work because it's gone to VR - in addition, we had to overhire a bunch of newbies as prophylaxis to a lot of expected resignations - added benefit, we don't have to pay any more bonuses to keep work in TAT - but you guys (you really do rock!) did pester us about low/no work, but will just have to FLEX until November when the new accounts (Ugggh) show up...hope your landlord, grocer, hungry kids are as understanding as you are, sweetie, sugarplumb - You're all the best!
Told ya.. the word NO is not a universal language. They do not hear what you say at all ..yet..
They are the ones QA-ing your work and docking your check accordingly. What a crock.. That and I would like 12 hours and be lucky to make $50. It's a ripoff. Their line count never adds up but you can bet they get paid a lot more than they give their MTs.
No forms of foul language are allowed, that's what got your post removed.
Contact said pay was on time but there's a real language barrier with their 1 tech person. nm
Will they hire newbies?
I wonder just how much medical
benefits are costing them, anyway, if anything. My benefits are literally just a few dollars cheaper than if I bought my own personal comparable plan.
If this is the company out of Florida, I have worked for them for 18 months. They are very timely in pay, and are a very good company to work with. I highly recommend them.
QT Medical does nm
JLG and QT Medical both have some
accounts that use WP. I have seen other companies advertise WP, but I don't remember their names.
All of your concerns are valid. Four words: Outsourcing, no money and RUN!!!!!!
Have you been with this company long. Can you tell me what platform they use and are they flexible regarding hours?
Thanks in advance!
Anything new on the status of QT. It is so very quiet and little communication about anything...so different from a few years ago. Feels like BIG changes coming down the pike. Anyone know anything? Thanks.
Anyone know about this company out of Palmdale, CA? I looked in search but could not find anything. Thanks
AC has been no better. I have yet to recieve a paycheck on time, and my last 2 paycheck were less than HALF what they were supposed to be. They are looking into it They don't even mail the checks close to payday, its supposed to be the 1st and 15th and they aren't even mailed out until the 5th, 6th or even later. What a nightmare!
Another national got the main account, we lost an account this week and there is nothing left. The overseas vendor was in the office. Does anyone know if they are selling or done? Direct deposit ended as well, which is a big indicator that the company is on its way out. Owner's blog for Ruban Rouge tells a story of wealth and lavish lifestyle. There is a regret page for the owner on Google of how many people have been destroyed in her path. I know there are only a handful of people left but enough is enough. I am definitely taking another job and I suggest we all do. It is no longer the company we knew, not to mention a company at all.
The name is QT Medical. nm
Q-T Medical was, don't know about now. I think there were a few
does anyone have any info on this company? i'd sure appreciate any feedback!
Wow...I have posted inquiring info on this company on 3 different forums and nothing yet.... Does anyone have ANY experience at all with this company? Ever heard ANYTHING about them? Thanks.
Another Medical Must
This is a very small company out of Las Vegas, and she is a TERRIFIC person to work for. I have worked for her now for about a month, pay is ontime, and correct, and she treats people like human beings, and respects her staff. Totally recommend this company! She is pro entry level.
Another Medical Must
Does anyone have any info on this company? There's nothing in the archives. Thanks!
Another Medical Must
If anyone has any information on them please let me know. I can't seem to find anything.
Another Medical Must
I looked up this company and came across Renee Lella, Another Medical Must, LLC. When I looked up Renee Lella it disturbed me a lot. Usually I just read the posting, but there is a job posting concerning this company. When I did a Google search on the company I came across the fact that they outsource to India and the Philippines. If I am wrong about this company, please let me know.