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MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST

PROGRAM DETAILS

TYPE:Diploma
TIME:Morning or Afternoon
DURATION:54 Weeks
FIELD PLACEMENT:Available
CAMPUSES:Specific ( INQUIRE )
NOC Code:1251
PROGRAM OUTLINEMedical Transcriptionist Program Outline NB

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Medical Transcriptionist program prepares students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level transcription positions in hospitals, medical offices, or in transcription service companies.

The program provides with an overview of the theory, principles and practices of the Medical Transcriptionist.

STUDENTS RECEIVE

  • 8-week field placement
  • Training on electronic healthcare records

INCLUDED COURSES

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Career Planning & Preparation - Level I

This module introduces tools for planning and preparing for a successful job search, so that students can maintain a career-focused approach throughout their education program. Students will learn about the "Hidden" Job Market and ways to access it in their upcoming job search, how to research opportunities and network for industry contacts, and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume and references, and organize proof documents for their career portfolio. Class discussions on various self-management topics introduced in Student Success Strategies will round out this module, which is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation - Part II.

Career Planning & Preparation - Level II

This module continues to build on the concepts and skills introduced in Career Planning and Preparation - Part I. Students will learn how to conduct an effective job search and identify various methods of applying for work with today's technology. Students will create a personal list of "Top Employers" and target current industry opportunities, while finalizing their professional resume, portfolio and career correspondence. Students will learn to identify the different types and forms of interviews, practice responding to typical questions, and practice follow-up, evaluation and negotiation techniques they can use to ensure success. Self-management topics from Career Planning and Preparation - Part I will be reviewed, with a focus towards on-the-job success in both learner placements and post-graduate employment.

Field Placement - Medical Transcriptionist

On successful completion of the classroom hours of this program, students will be placed in a 160-hour internship at an outside organization. Students will have the opportunity to apply their newly developed knowledge and skills in a real-world environment. Host sites include medical clinics, hospitals, transcription service employers and other medical settings.

Student Success Strategies

In this orientation module, emphasis is placed on thinking about achieving success from Day One. This module stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic, and career success. This includes understanding learning styles and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, note-and test-taking techniques. Personal exercises will focus on teamwork, decision making and problem solving skills, setting SMART goals and maintaining a positive attitude; techniques for managing change, stress and conflict will also be explored.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Medical Transcriptionist Diploma program will qualify grads to pursue medical transcriptionist positions wthin hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices and transcription service companies.

CERTIFICATIONS

Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to write the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist exam through the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). To pursue this, students must make arrangements directly with AHDI.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status
• Demonstrate fluency in English (oral and written)
• Possess a typing speed of 40 wpm
• Admissions Interview to determine suitability for a career as a Medical Transcriptionist

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