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regarding hospital employee work - sm

Posted By: fran on 2005-09-04
In Reply to: Any companies out there that offer the hospital benefits besides Diskriter - Looking for hospital account work

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.


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I work as a hospital employee at home
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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?
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.
Hospital employee
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.
Do their hospital employee MTs use the same platform?
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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.
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!
That's because it's actual hospital employee and
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To be a hospital employee (Diskriter), do you have
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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?


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


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.
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
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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....
Hospital 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.

hospital work
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.
Hospital work
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!


Thanks!


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.
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)
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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
the hiney!!!

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
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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
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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.