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Providence Health & Services Transcriptionist in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Transcriptionist to the Lab for a Full-Time/Day Shift to Providence Saint John's Health Center Santa Monica, CA.

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We are seeking a Transcriptionist who will transcribe, edit and addend surgical (gross descriptions/microscopic diagnoses) and clinical reports. Provide secretarial support to medical / administrative staff. Channel physician / hospital staff interaction within the department. Take responsibility for clerical activities in Pathology office; is responsible for maintaining the integrity and security of patient reports/slide archives. Greet patients, physicians and other visitors and handles inquiries. Receive and process physician/patient requests for additional testing and/or outside consultations.

In this position you will:

  • Comply with hospital, department, and unit standards, including but not limited to safety, infection control, quality management, environmental, confidentiality, and patient care

  • Prioritize work and provide prompt and efficient service

  • Demonstrate competency in selected administrative skills, including but not limited to:

  • Transcribing, distributing, tracking and filing reports and billing

  • Answering telephones, greeting customers, handling inquiries, and maintaining messages in an organized manner

  • Maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of reports and files; performing clerical duties as needed

  • Maintaining accurate records, and communicating with medical and nursing staff to optimize patient care and diagnosis

  • Typing and distributing schedules

  • Responding to deviations from normal routine by implementing corrective action and resolving problems to achieve positive results

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own performance on team in regard to:

  • Attendance, punctuality, and confidentiality

  • Positive public relation image and working relationships

  • Obtaining necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence

  • Completing all mandatory requirements

  • Participate in the development and attainment of team, department, and hospital goals including:

  • Attending and participating in team meetings

  • Volunteering or accepting assignment for projects

  • Mission, vision and team ground rules

  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Medical Terminology required; Pathology terminology desirable

  • Two (2) years business and private secretarial experience in transcription

  • Or two (2) years medical/pathology transcription experience

  • Administrative

  • Type 65 wpm

  • Computer literate; strong in word processing

  • Answer telephones

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Must be able to prioritize, organize, and coordinate multiple tasks and requests

  • Friendly and polite approach to staff and public

  • Able to organize highly detailed work

  • Able to transcribe in highly active environment

  • Equipment

  • Hospital Computer System

  • Computerized transcription System

  • Telephone, Fax machine, Photocopier, Typewriter

  • Physical Demands: Manual dexterity and mobility

  • Occasional standing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending, and crouching

  • Moderate physical effort (lift / carry up to 25 lbs.)

  • Continuous hand / finger movement

  • Working Conditions: Exposed to noise, mechanical, electrical, chemical, and sharps hazards

  • May be exposed to infectious specimens

  • Prolonged viewing of computer screen

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years of college

About the hospital you will serve. Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines. The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Administrative (Clinical)

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 317070