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Teaching hospital

Posted By: Happy MDI MT on 2005-10-29
In Reply to: Teaching hospitals are no picnic! Accents up the wazoo, rotating interns every 3 months, won't ge - the same docs over & over, etc.!! nm

I love my teaching hospital account at MDI. Many of the ESLs are better than the English-speaking docs.

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teaching hospital
I don't work for Keystrokes but my account is also a teadching hospital and it is very difficult for me. There are so many ESLs. Some of the dictator are horrible. Is the account you are on the same?
It depends. If it is a teaching hospital it can be very

difficult.  I had about 15 years' experience when I started a job where I did a teaching hospital and it was very challenging for me, lots of new tests, labs, etc.  New doctors rotated in in July and you got about 100 so you had to start over again with learning new dictators, who might use totally different tests, procedures, and equipment because they came from a different part of the U.S. or world.  I'm not currently working for a teaching hospital, but a large multi-hospital system.   For the most part it isn't that hard, though just like a teaching hospital you get a new batch of dictators every year.

GI procedures are easy and nothing really technical.   Ophthalmology is the same.  You usually only get cataract surgeries and occasionally something else, but most eye surgeries are done in eye centers so you don't get a lot of those. 

Since you have so much experience you probably wouldn't have much trouble, but would have to look up lots of stuff initially. 

Post your resume on the job boards.  There are companies who don't post openings, but will hire from the resumes.

I'm on a huge teaching hospital with..
eTransPlus. Surprisingly very few ESL dictators. I probably would do better with a smaller hospital but the work is interesting for sure. Good company to work for too, IMO. They do not do VR at all.
Had someone tell me they do a teaching hospital with them, if you like large accts. Might want to
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.
I worked on a large teaching hospital account and was
frequently out of work.  KS didn't have the entire account.  I don't know if they had in-house MTs or they used more than one company.  You should have a backup account too, though there may be some  lag time between getting you a backup as they figure out where they can plug you in.   They supposedly are getting several new accounts so surely they should be plenty of work. 
I doubt a huge teaching hospital "wants to
If it were a non-issue, they wouldn't even bother with it, as this is a big hospital, with the highest level trauma center, the highest level neonatal ICN, a well known heart facility, etc. etc. etc.  They are consistently named the best employer in the city.  They a well known and highly respected.  And they make sure things are done correctly and on the up and up and yes, there are rules that they follow, and that is one of them.
Sorry. That was eTransPlus. TT had the miserable ESLs and teaching hospital that I couldn't
No. Teaching Hospital account, too many dictators = low line count = little $$$. nm
They have at least 1, maybe 2 teaching
hospitals and you typically get a lot of ESLs with them.  You also get a ton of new dictators every year.   Pay is based on lots of things and many MTs have trouble figuring out their rate.   Many have complained how hard it is to make lines.   They are currently training women in Trinidad in medical transcription so it is a no brainer that the jobs will follow eventually. 
that is why I got out of teaching also. I sm
could not take anymore of the work at home I have a child thing. Folks came in not even knowing what an MT was. The schools put no pre-requisites on the course, wanted the course done in too little time etc. Bottom line is you cannot tell these people anything, they have to find out for themselves. Some will stay in and keep learning, some wont. I just don't want to be their babysitter anymore.
teaching in the Phillipines ....

OP - If this is in response to the article about AAMT teaching (or overseeing teaching, I can't remember which off the top of my head) in the Phillipines, the use of the AAMT acronym is NOT our AAMT.  It is used for the name of a company (not, to my knowledge at any rate) affiliated with the AAMT.  You can Google the name of that company and it does have American in its name, but its not American Association of Medical Transcription (I think that's our AAMT's name? Its way to early for me to post, obviously, my brain is still asleep).  However, the point is, AAMT and AAMT are two different organizations.  There's also AAMT (Australian Association of Massage Therapists), and many others.  AAMT is not exclusively associated with our AAMT.


Just food for thought :)

Education. Think that I could get a job teaching and
Or at least partial forgiveness if I don't get a very high paying job at first. A dream of mine and the gov't is encouraging with loans and grants, so I decided to go for it. It will be hard work studying but then again it will help make ends meet and I will have a future, rather than sitting and feeling sorry for myself as an MT like do lately. Thanks for asking.
Anyone work for Keystrokes on a teaching
hospital account that started recently?  I've been on the account for about 6 weeks.  I'm struggling on it and I'd just like to talk to another MT on the account. 
My experience, teaching hospitals have a lot of ESL
Nah, my dad was teaching me a lesson. You know one of those types.
I have learned young how to survive. This may also include having to deal with parents/boss who give you what they think you deserve and in some cases not much. One thing I did learn though in life you may not be able to depend on others, but you need to learn to depend on yourself.
LOVE teaching hospitals, makes you a better MT. NM
I have 18 years experience with very large, well-known teaching hospitals. (sm)
and I went to TT in October with the big hiring push. Yep, there are lots of ESLs on my account, but no more than I've ever had on any previous account I've worked on. Most of the ESLs I'm getting are quite good, in my opinion. I can handle them. The one doc that gives me the most grief is actually EFL. He's just lazy and mush-mouthed. As for the sound quality, I haven't had a single problem with sound quality.
What I like about my current account(s) is that there are rarely any residents dictating! Oh! What a joy that is! Nothing like residents, whether ESL or EFL. Ugh!
Some people can deal with the ESLs, some can't. All you can do is try. We don't all fit into the same work situations.
P.S. Sounds as though they are hiring for large teaching hospitals from the ad. Any info would be
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)
Teaching hospitals are no picnic! Accents up the wazoo, rotating interns every 3 months, won't ge
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.
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.
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.