Posted By: jeannal on 2006-06-18
In Reply to: Be realistic - not everyone can get the smart source - not a candidate for hospital
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.
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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
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'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.
The hospital I work for
I am not sure what it means for us yet. I did work for an MTSO part-time for 6 months. The hospital had better pay and a much better benefit package. Another benefit is that I am familiar with the territory. I don't have to google every nursing home, hospital, doctor's clinics, doctors name in the area as I am familair with them and their specialities. I hope that makes sense.
Hospitals can be unsteady. I have worked for 2 different ones. The first one was going to shut down but that didn't happen, then it was going to merge with another hospital, that did not happen but it gave us a great scare a few times. The same thing with the one I am working at now. It was going to merge with another hospital. They opened a surgery center and that took away some of our work. Now they wre saying they are going to go to VR. It is not here yet but they are seriously talking about it.
KS - Does anybody work of the hospital (sm)
that we have not been able to work in for several hours now due to their internet problem? I'm new - how often does this happen? Is this rare? I sure hope so!
I work for the hospital... sm
And we have vendors. Because we are paid hourly, it's only fair that we are kept busy.
Hospital Account Work
Go to mtdaily.com and check on their jobs page. There are numerous. Diskriter has issues; be careful. Of course, all places of employment have those, but some you have to be very careful with. It is great to work at home, and there are some great employers. If you don't need benefits, I'd suggest working as an independent contractor as you can set your own hours. However, if you need more discipline and the benefits, working for a national company might be great for you. Good luck.
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 at home as IC for hospital...
Stay put. After 10 years of working at home for this hospital with no raise, I decided to venture out and try other MTSOs. Good thing I kept my hospital job. I usually do 200-250 lines an hour with the hospital but other MTSOs I was down to 120-150. Mostly it is the different dictators and I can't stand leaving blanks so I would listen over and over to try to get them. Then the styles of what this one wants and what that one wants also differs tremendously. Stay where you are and maybe talk to the hospital about possibly doing at least some days at home.
I work for a small hospital...
which is going through some changes (selling out to another organization). My question to you is what area are you in. I have been trying to get an hourly rate for my area for a while now and can not get an answer. I also get paid per minute, not production per se, just a certain amount for every minute of dictation I do. I do the basic four which also includes radiology and psychiatry. A little over a third of my work is radiology. Please e-mail me.
I work for a hospital and it happened to me.
after I had my baby. I finally made my way back home. They also tried to do it to another pregnant woman and she quit.
Yes they do on everyone, just hired, work for them, not hospital.(nm)
JLG did work for our local hospital when I was there.
They charged us $3.50 a line. I saw the contract. I was shocked. We paid ICs $1.50 a line. And the work was horrible. Everytime they uploaded reports, 2 of us spent most of the day correcting them. After about 6 months, we fired them.
I work for a hospital at home also. sm
Fortunately, our hospital has the team approach. I am an IC for the hospital and my workload is the same as if I was an in-house employee. I see the entire work queue just as they do and we work first in-first out and abide by TAT. Not all facilities treat you like a second-rate citizen. There are wonderful people and well run hospitals out there to work for at home. You just need to seek them out.
I work for a hospital out of Texas also and....
My work has been slow to non-existent since Thursday before the hurricane. I did about 6 jobs yesterday. I heard one of my dictators tell his nurse to cancel the rest of his patient's visit as his mind is not on seeing patients, as he had to find a well pump. I don't know how much longer I can be without work. I am hoping I get paid, as my transcription company is based in Texas too.
We get a differential at the hospital I work for
If half your hours or more are worked after 3 p.m., you get $1.50/h extra (we get paid hourly). I work 10:30-7 (with half hour lunch) in order to get the differential.
That's your experience. The hospital I work for
has staff available 24/7. We have several major hospitals in the area that run 24/7 in most departments. Each area of the country is different. I have NEVER run out of work on the weekends and I transcribe everything from radiology, ops, to simple ER reports.
Outsourcing is a hospital sending work out to SM
be done by a service (for our purposes, this is a good definition), while OFFSHORING is when a hospital or service sends the work outside the U.S. (like to India, Pakistan, Phillippines, etc.) to be done.
To Shelley: What hospital in Birmingham do you work?
I'm a Bham MT also.
RE: To Shelley: What hospital in Birmingham do you work?
I am not in Birmingham; Memphis, TN; work at SJCRH.
don't complain about how your hospital has too much work - it will bite you in
You may end up losing your job to an outsource service and end up making less money with horrible benefits!! Count your blessings.
I work at a hospital and we have a quota of 15 per hour which is 120 per day. nm
I work with a transcriptionist at our hospital who works for
them part time and she said they are just awful, but she needs the money so bad and no other company returned her call. She said she has a hard time with the voices, ESL and difficulty hearing the account.
worked 3 yrs, went to work for local hospital nm
I work as a hospital employee at home
Line counts doing hospital work
Does anyone truly get more than 250-300 lph doing hospital work? If so, where do you work?
Just because you work in a so-called nationally known hospital
does not mean you are familiar with all specialities. As for being less experienced and/or younger, I have been doing this for 30+ years. My first 2 hospitals were small ones, therefore the major specialities were not included. I have since worked in large teaching hospitals/university hospitals and have more experienced now. The recruiter was just trying to see where you might fit in their organization.
I do hospital work, do heart surgery, etc.
but donít do the caths and glad of it. They have others specifically for that. I do all other reports including ops, discharges, consults and the histories and such.
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.
anyone work as hospital employee for/through Diskriter?
Was wondering how that works out, if that setup is better than working for a service. Better benefits, workload?
Anyone work at NJPR-Hospital and Medical SM
Support Services? This is a new one on me. Thanks
I work in-house at a local hospital...
And it's been pretty much famine conditions there, too. We're having to use our VH hours when we're called off for lack of work. I don't know where you're located, but I'm in central California. Perhaps it's a nationwide phenomenon for some reason.
Hang in there. The powers-that-be where I work keep telling us it's just temporary (although I'm preparing for the worst).
I work right for the client.......not the MTSO. I am an IC for a hospital. nm
I work for MTSO and know the hospital acct
I work on is a big one, just do not know how many MTs that on this particular account. When you say you correct only erroneous text I am not really sure what you mean by this. I correct everything I see that is an error so can you explain further as far as erroneous. Do you read the entire report as it goes or ?
SS is a horrible place to work. If the hospital
job didn't work out I'd still recommend looking elsewhere besides SS. I won't repeat all the details here, but lots of information on what SS isn't a good company in the archives.
My hospital is swamped also - too much work! Can't figure out these companies either. nm
Work remotely for a hospital - best deal in the industry. nm
Anybody work at home for a Louisville area hospital?
Would you mind saying who and what it is like?
Also depending on hospital, downtime (no work or tech
Where do you live? The hospital I work for has two openings and they pay hourly, SM
but they require that you train in-house for at least the first 90 days (sometimes it is shorter/longer depending upon how quickly you pick up the nuances of the job) and you are required to come in for quarterly department meetings
Out of work here, too--and I have 4 huge hospital accounts!! GRRR nm
Any with MDI that work on the Northern Virginia hospital accounts?
I work for one of the other services and received some disturbing news this week. Just want to verify what I was told is true. Please email.
I also lost hospital job and have tons of clinic work
Hospitals can afford the software, clinics cannot.... It will be a long time before any of these clinics can afford the software especially when the health insurance providers refuse to reimburse for services rendered like they should... When I say clinic, I mean private practice....
Thats Right its not breaking any codes to tell the hospital that you didnt get paid for the work. nm
I was paid by the hour to work from home for a large hospital. nm
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)