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Medical Transcriptionist

Requisition ID: 8030 

Position Number: 20021965

Posting End Date: June 19, 2018

City: Winnipeg

Site: Grace Hospital

Work Location: Grace Hospital

Department / Unit: Transcription 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: CUPE-1599(204)

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: Casual 

Anticipated Shift: Days; Evenings; Weekends

Daily Hours Worked: 7.5

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 Health Information Services Manager , 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

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication 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.

Physical Requirements

  • Periods of prolonged use of computer monitor, keyboard and ear phones. Long periods of sitting.


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.


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, Health Sciences Centre, 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.

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