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Florida Hospital Diskriter Position sm

Posted By: Inquiring Mind on 2008-08-12
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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.. 

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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?? 

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 off off offshores - and on some hospital accounts - they have not informed the hospital
Shands Hospital Florida
Anyone currently  work for them (or recently quit within the last year or so) and willing to tell me about the experience?  TIA
cannot speak for Diskriter, but do know there are many ESL doctors in Florida.
Hospital Position
If you need benefits, I would definitely take a hard look at this position. Since they seem to have a definite plan of sending their MTs home in the near future, I would hope that means they are one of the smart ones who realize the best situation for hospitals is to have some in-house MTs along with an outsourcing company for their transcription coverage. If you know what your average line count should be then you can kind of figure out what a fair hourly wage would be for you to accept. Also good advice above, in this business everything can change on the flip of a dime so always have a back up plan. Good luck.
In regards to hospital position below
Seems my post ended up in the wrong spot. Take the hospital position and run, is what I was telling the one asking for opinions below.
Hospital position
I have done both and just went back to a position with a local facility. Benefits were key for me, and I am happy to have my holidays/vacation pay back. I am working at home with a schedule. Getting used to a schedule was no where as bad as I thought it would be; this just made me more accountable to keep my butt in the chair. I think working directly for a hospital is more secure in that the accounts do not come and go in the blink of an eye. If the facility has kept an in-house staff they probably have some sense of the value of their MTs. It is smart to keep your IC status though and see how it works for you.

So does anyone work on the acct that DiskRiter is hiring for now? It's in Florida
Does anybody live near Trenton, NJ? If so a hospital position 40 hr week is available...sm

This requires a quick response on your part, because there are two positions open and I don't want to post this on the job seeker's board.  The ft position is hospital transcription, hourly wage, all bennies and PTO and holidays.  The other position is team leader for the MT department, directing work flow and working with staff. People are now interviewing, but wanted to give a chance.  email me if you want to, because I will not name this on post.  Thanks

Diskriter 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
If things don't work out,, the Diskriter FL Hosp position (sm)
Pays for downtime when work runs out and benefits are pretty decent.

Glad to hear things are better. Hang in there. I know how hard it can be... this profession just isn't what it used to be.

Good luck to you!!
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 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 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-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?

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.
Diskriter MTs, is hospital account or DR accounts a
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?
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.
Diskriter - Working for the largest hospital system in FL.
The benefits look fabulous! Strict schedule? Good PTO?

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.
Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Center City Phila uses Diskriter
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.
The DQS is an IC position and the Dictaphone EXtext is an employee position....
both part time...both making 9.5 cents per line...which is better IC or employee?
Thanks :)
I'm hoping too as I accepted position a position also nm
Jewish is the main hospital, St. Mary's is another hospital under their management. (nm)
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.
Is the AC a salaried position or hourly? If the position is salaried, there is
no such thing as overtime, at least not at any places I've worked. I've been in salaried positions before and you work until the job is done or delegate it to someone you know will get it done. Only hourly employees are subject to OT pay.
MDI in Florida
Thank you.
This is MDI Florida
MDI - Florida
Is MDI really that bad of a company to work for? I have seen mostly negative posts about them here. Do they offer the same benefits as Trascend....like production incentives, etc??? I always see job listings for them and have thought about applying but after reading through the posts, I am not so sure. Any info you have would be very helpful in my decision. javascript:editor_insertHTML('text','');
Try MDI Florida
I work on eScription now for MDI, great accounts, need help right now in a big way. I love it, and the money is good. I happen to work on 2nd shift and could use some team mates to help me out. If you like eScription, this is a great job.
MDI Florida does

Email the recruiter, Deb Hull at deb.hull@medicaldictation.com

MSI in Florida?
OSi in Florida
Can anyone tell me if they pay for spaces?
They overstaff.
MDI-MD, MDI-Florida
I don't know about MDI-MD, but MDI-Florida is hiring and if you have Meditech experience, there is a $1000 sign-on bonus through March. Supposed to be good company.
MDI out of Florida.
MDI was bought by Transcend out of Atlanda about 1 year ago. You could go to their website and find info I bet on MDI.

Florida or NJ/NY?
Why do you ask? Do you work for them? I just got hired and now you have me frightened that Beyond Text is down a lot....Please advise.
Yup, in Florida
in Florida

For some reason, any info on them always gets deleted... and i have been watching for years and it's all bad.

I also worked for them... words cannot describe... it had a bad effect on me and I didn't deserve that.  I work like a dog and am very conscientious always, my entire life.  This was in the top 3 of worst work experiences of my life.


I have to ask which OSI? Florida? PA?
I work for OSi (Optiscript)in PA and it is great! The platform is great, compensation is very good as they pay incentive. Very nice people to work for, and good support.

I have been with the company since April 2006.