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Medical Transcriptionist

Requisition ID: 315451 

Position Number: 21000826

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled 

City: Winnipeg

Site: WRHA Corporate

Work Location: Grace Hospital

Department / Unit: Transcription Services - WRHA 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: CUPE-1599(204)

Anticipated Start Date - End Date: ASAP - 06/01/2023

Reason for Term: Maternity Leave

FTE: 0.50 

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 Regional Medical Transcription team under the leadership of the Manager or designate of the Regional Transcription Services, the incumbent is responsible for creating accurate and timely patient care reports by transcribing medical dictation from clinical providers.  


  • The following experience is required:
    • 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.
    • Working knowledge of Electronic Patient Record. 
    • Working with voice recognition software.   

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.
    • Proficiency working in an electronic environment which may include shared folders, remote servers, multiple systems open a one time as well as multiple screens.      
  • The following is required:
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Good communication skills.

Physical Requirements

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

This term position may end earlier as outlined in your collective agreement.


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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