anyone work as hospital employee for/through Diskriter?
Posted By: anoldmt on 2008-06-04
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Was wondering how that works out, if that setup is better than working for a service. Better benefits, workload?
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Diskriter hospital employee
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
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.
Diskriter-Hospital Employee Status
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?
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.
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.
regarding hospital employee work - sm
again, as posted previously, it really depends on what state you live in. What state do you live in??? There are quite a few hospitals that although they do not advertise, they do hire transcriptionists from around the state.
As for Diskriter, and any company for that matter, please do not believe everything you read on this board. It reads like the National Enquirer for Transcription. For every good thing a poster might say about a company, there will be five people (or who knows, maybe it's the same poster over and over again), saying bad things.
Just because one company is not a good fit for a few transcriptionists, does not mean that every Transcriptionist should run. Sometimes these are really bad transcriptionists that were let go, or maybe they are great transcriptionists that were dealt a lousy deal by the transcription service.
I work as a hospital employee at home
Only if you work directly for their hospitals, not as a Diskriter employee. nm
Diskriter off off offshores - and on some hospital accounts - they have not informed the hospital
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
Diskriter versus hospital
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.
Diskriter versus hospital accounts
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!
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??
Diskriter MTs, is hospital account or DR accounts a
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..
even if you are hospital employee status, the rug can still get pulled from under you. There have been a few hospitals that have pulled out from Diskriter leaving the hospital employees without a job so beware. Now, Diskriter may offer to pick you up but you're better off leaving and getting another job. One MT I know was a hospital employee. She was the queen of OPs. This girl was amazing, consistently pumping out 2400 lines a day with 99-100% QA. Then, all of a sudden, the OPs started drying up on her. Where did they all go? Outsourcing was what she was told, meaning either to Diskriter here in the US or there in India. Her income dropped dramatically until she eventually quit. I would think twice about any offer even if it is hospital-based because Diskriter still controls the work flow and hospitals don't always renew contracts.
8.5-9 $/hr.? for employee of hospital??? cause if you do...
I've been blessed!
I am a hospital employee
Yes, the benefits are very good as a hospital employee, although they will vary with the different hospitals. As far as what states they can hire from, it depends on which hospital. There are different hospitals in different states, so the criteria is different for each.
My experience has been very good. Pay is average (8 cpl), but nice incentive, and am making decent $$. They pay for spaces, headers, footers. They pay downtime, which is a plus. Management seems a little disorganized and I have has three supervisors in last year, but it really didn't affect me in a negative way.
Employee for hospital....sm
I am employed by a community hospital and we have consistently been running out of work for a year. We are able to supplement it by going to work inhouse in Medical Records....but I have to pay day care to do that. I don't know what's going on...and it's not outsourcing...we actually nixed our contract with MQ 8 months ago and are STILL running out of work. I'm right there with you in the frustration department and have been looking myself. Just my 2 cents.
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 am starting with Diskriter mid July. I also got you email today. Keep in touch. It is good to hear fellow employees.
I am an employee of Diskriter and have been so since July 2006. They are really wonderful to work for. They are very understanding of being a mother especially. Their insurance it a little expensive, but it is probably the best around. I would recommend them to anyone. The pay rate is pretty average for the profession.
I work for Diskriter right now and I have to say my primary account has only 1 ESL and he is British. So...his accent isn't all that bad. I really like working there and I would recommend them. Now sometimes it is hard to meet the 1200 lines. It's just some days are better than others for me.
I am currently working for Diskriter and I love them. They are very nice to work for. I have a really good QA team and my supervisor is great. My primary account has very little ESLs, practically none. But, my secondary has quite a few. Anyway, once you get used to them they aren't too bad. I would recommend Diskriter. The pay basically average and the ability to make your line count really depends on you. But...again...I like it here and would recommend them as an employer. Pretty good insurance too.
Do their hospital employee MTs use the same platform?
Sounds like were a DR employee not hospital (sm)
Your post sounds more like employee of Diskriter than hospital. If you work for the hospital, you don't get the bottom of the flow, you are their MT, not an overflow MT. If you work for DR on the other hand, you get the overflow and the cherry picking (not by the MTs per say but management deciding how they want your workpool set up or what jobs they want certain MTs to get). They messed with my workpool so terribly it doesn't even make sense how stuff comes through now. I'll get recent stuff before old stuff and then the old stuff is late to the hospital (poor management). l know that the managers now have never even worked as MTs, sickening. So what if they have a degree, they have no experience doing the job or with the accounts, the MTs and QA know more how to run things.
That's because it's actual hospital employee and
My skills are gone. I am a Diskriter employee
I have worked for Diskriter right out of school for awhile now. In the past 3 months, I have failed over 25 employment tests. At first, I thought how could this be I work for a national company, Diskriter, so how come I cannot pass an employment test. How can I get the skills to pass an employment test? When hired at Diskriter, I only took a written test. Q and A at Diskriter barely exists. I thought this was a dream job, but now I am limited because I cannot pass an employment test. Am I the only one in this situation? At Diskriter the important thing is making 1200 lines per day. If you make your line count, you can send everything to the site, which I have done to make my line count. Now it is coming back to haunt me. Please do not judge me. All I want to do now is get a better job. Diskriter is not the company for me, even though QA is nonexistent. Thanks
Is Diskriter really employee owned?
My perceptions were that they are one of the most coercive and oppressive companies I have ever interviewed with -- things like..... drug testing as a ROUTINE part of the application, very adamant about working your assigned shift and contacting you if you're not typing, not allowing you to have anything on your machine (including your own word expander). Is the employee owned thing a gimmick or business angle? I would think an employee owned company would be more pro-employee.
Question about changing from hospital employee
I am wondering about how training pay works with different companies as they do not say on their web sites how much it is or for how long. I checked with one company and they have no training pay whatsoever, strictly production from the first minute. Thanks for any advice. I am going from a salary but don't want to follow the account to the company. Is it for one week or two or more, and is it usually minimum wage or higher? TIA
Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Center City Phila uses Diskriter
Diskriter, contractor or regular employee
I was just wondering if Diskriter hires on an IC basis or as a regular company employee?
My last hospital did offer home-based employee positions. sm
They paid the employee positions by the hour with incentive and IC positions by the dictated minute.
It still was not as lucrative for me as my national position.
What works for one, however, may not work for others.
It is all about personal needs and opinions! Bully for you!!! :)
I have a friend working in a hospital and she is looking for a company from home as an employee.
Would anyone care to recommend a good company?
There's no comparison in being a hospital employee with benefits working rotating weekend and IC
Initially what made being an IC worth sacrificing benefits was having a flexible schedule. I have read the laws and have done research. An independent contractor is not obligated to a set schedule and this definitely includes holidays and weekends. So what if this is a 24/7 business? How many hospital workers do you know that work every weekend with no benefits?? Nada! I knew student nurses who chose 24 hours every weekend so they could go to school thru the week, but they were compensated quite well at 40 hours with full benefits.
A company may hire a lot of misinformed ICs for Sun-Th and Tues - Sat schedules, but by law they are pushing the envelope. ICs need to remind these companies what the legal definition of an IC is. I'm sure they remember that we don't receive benefits. They want it both ways. If I'm going to be an IC with the only benefit being flexibility, there's no way I'm giving that up!
A national I worked for, which I won't name (squid)tried that on us after taking over our company. They even used scare tactics. We still didn't get on every weekend. There was nothing they could do and they knew it.
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.
Like I said - it depends who you work for. I work for a hospital at home - not a company. nm
Anyone work at Diskriter, who can tell me how it's like, pay, work load, supes, etc. Thanks
As ICs at the hospital I used to work at ...
you got a contract for 2500 minutes monthly at $1.50 a minute. All minutes past 2500 in the month were $1.75.
Same here, no hospital work.....:(
Bills to pay and no work....
I do think spring breaks are playing a part in this. I work a few independent accounts and half of my docs are out this week. I also think the situation is made worse because of the services overhiring due to ridiculously promised turn around times. In the case of the account I work on for a service, the client expects and contracted for H&Ps guaranteed back in 2 hours, but on the other hand, no guarantee from them regarding the volume of business. A win-win situation for all but the MT.
I was working for a group of hospitals managed by one company. Therefore, I had about 300 different doctors to transcribe for. Other than radiology, you never knew who would be coming up next. It really is just a matter of what you get used to.
I'm in Georgia - don't know if this is the Tri-State you are talking about, but would like to apply. Would you mind emailing me with info?
Hospital work - sm
Come on people - do your foot work and search. These positions are out there, you just need to search.
Cooper Hospital in NJ was looking for at home MTs for Radiology - don't know if that was filled.
Baptist Health in Texas hires @home MTs.
The one in GA has been filled.