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Health Records Stenographer

Requisition ID: 293086 

Position Number: 20057163

Posting End Date: October 19, 2021

City: Winnipeg

Site: Misericordia Health Centre

Department / Unit: Health Information Services - MHC 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: IUOE/OEM 987D

Anticipated Start Date: 10/09/2021 

FTE: Casual 

Anticipated Shift: Days 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.50

Annual Base Hours: 1950

Salary: $18.582, $19.139, $19.713, $20.305, $20.914, $21.541


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Position Overview

Working as a member of the Medical Transcription Team under the leadership of the Manager of Health Information Services, the incumbent is responsible for creating accurate and timely patient care reports by transcribing medical dictation from clinical providers.


  • Transcribing medical dictation in a production environment without reference to hard copy source documents (i.e. health record).
  • Aptitude for understanding dictation by individuals for whom English is a second language, e.g. dictation with strong accents, rapid speech, unusual phraseology.
  • Working with confidential personal health information and the ability to understand and apply key principles of privacy legislation as stated in regional policies.
  • Working knowledge of dictation/transcription systems, printers and fax technology.
  • Working in an automated transcription environment with a pool of transcription staff.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Complete high school education, Manitoba standards required.
  • Successful completion of a recognized medical transcriptionist training program required.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Not Applicable

Qualifications and Skills

  • The following special training is required and competency levels will be demonstrated through skill tests:
    • Typing/keyboarding skills of 70-80 words per minute.
    • Proficiency using Microsoft Word.
    • Advanced knowledge of medical terminology including anatomy, physiology, disease processes, pharmacology, laboratory values, signs and symptoms.
    • Excellent command of the English language (oral and written) including superior spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.
    • Proficiency with e-mail systems for departmental communications.
  • Works within the Centre's core values, philosophy, vision, C.Q.I. goals, policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively and courteously with all MHC staff and physicians.
  • Must possess developed interpersonal skills in order to handle all verbal and written communication.
  • Must be interested and proficient in detailed work.
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations and frequent interruptions.
  • Maintains confidentiality in accordance with the Personal Health Information Act.
  • Assumes responsibility for ongoing education and participates in professional activities for personal and professional growth.

Physical Requirements

  • Physical health to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Periods of prolonged use of computer monitor, keyboard and ear phones.
  • Long periods of sitting.

The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.  As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.  In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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