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Bon Secours Mercy Health Lab Transcriptionist-- Mercy Health West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health

* work from home, must live in the area

Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position

The Lab Transcriptionist interprets and transcribes the dictation into patient history, exam notes, operative reports, referral letters, discharge summaries, and other documents. Follows patient confidentiality guidelines and legal documentation requirements. Enters medical reports into electronic health records (EHR) systems.

Essential Job Functions

• Transcribes medical reports, summaries, and other medical documents from recorded messages from health care providers.

• Provides online copies of transcribed documents to physicians or other providers for review and signature, making corrections or changes as noted.

• Works with transcription equipment that can include speech recognition equipment, word processing, and computer software.

• Maintains strict adherence to patient confidentiality according to provider standards and government regulations.

• Reviews transcription documents for quality assurance and precision to spot and correct any errors that could impact patient care and medical liability.

• Creates templates and enters data into electronic health record (EHR) systems for updated record keeping and archives.

• Prepares pathology sendouts.

• Prepares slides and blocks for reference labs.

• Pulls overdue logs.

• Completes registration as needed.

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.


CMT Certified Medical Transcriptionist (preferred)


High School/GED (required)

Associates, Medical Transcription (preferred)

Work Experience

Previous experience in hospital or other health care setting (preferred)



Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*

May have periods of constant interruptions

General office environment

Prolonged periods of working alone

Other: Intermittent exposure to fumes and odors

  • Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

Physical Requirements

Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%

Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 0%

Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 0%

Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 0%

Stoop/Kneel 0%

Crawling 0%

Climbing 0%

Balance 0%

Bending 0%

Sitting 67-100%

Walking 1-33%

Standing 1-33%

Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Perform shift work

Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder

Reach above shoulder

Repetitive arm/hand movements

Finger Dexterity

Color Vision

Acuity - far

Acuity - near

Depth perception

Use of latex products

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Exposure to dust/fumes

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy

Exposure to high pitched noises

Gaseous risk exposure

Patient Population

Not applicable to this position


Active Listening

Ability to discern the thinking of others

Service Orientation

Verbal and Written Communication

Customer Service

Critical Thinking


Microsoft Office

Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Speech recognition software

Telephone Skills

Lab Information Systems

Medical Terminology

Time Management


Patient confidentiality

Attention to detail

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

S cheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:

Days/Afternoons (United States of America)


Pathology - Mercy Health Partners Regional Lab

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at