Speech Recognition Medical Transcription Editor

Singing River Health System

Job Description


The Speech Recognition Medical Transcription Editor (SRMTE) edits speech-recognized draft documents against actual dictation; may also transcribe reports by physicians and other healthcare providers in order to document patient care. He/She edits documents consistently in order to maximize the efficiencies gained through recognition. The SRMTE utilizes all available reference tools to ensure the accuracy of the transcribed document. He/She recognizes, interprets, and evaluates inconsistencies, discrepancies, and inaccuracies in medical text drafts and/or dictation appropriately to clarify, flag, or report them, as needed. The Speech Recognition Medical Transcription Editor (SRMTE) must have the ability to multi-task and work under pressure with time constraints. He/She must be able to work independently with minimal or no supervision. The SRMTE must have excellent organizational skills for file management. He/She must have a continuing desire to keep up to date and learn latest technology advancements and trends.

DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.


High school graduate or equivalent required. Graduate of approved transcription program preferred.




Medical Transcription Certification preferred, but not required.


Two to three (2-3) years of editing/transcription in a hospital or other medical setting with experience in a variety of work types and/or modalities.

Reports to:

Chief Clerical Coordinator



Physical Demands:

Work is mainly sedentary: involves sitting most of the time with regular requirements to move about the office, move about the facility, and to travel to another facility within the SRHS service area. Work involves exerting a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Work may involve lifting (15-20 lbs. maximum). Work involves using repetitive motions: substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers while operating standard office equipment such as computer keyboard, copier, and 10-key. Requires keen hand/eye coordination. Work requires acute auditory sensitivity with or without correction; the ability to make fine discriminations in sound. Work requires close visual acuity and the ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus, i.e. shift gaze from viewing a computer monitor to forms/printed material that are closer to compare data at close vision.

Mental Demands:

Job responsibilities require a basic understanding of the medico-legal implications and responsibilities of the healthcare record. Must have knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes, signs and symptoms, medications, and laboratory values. Job requires knowledge of medical transcription guidelines (The AHDI Book of Style) and practices.

Special Demands:

Must be able to type a minimum of 60 words per minute with accuracy. Job responsibilities require a strong technical proficiency in computer applications; and an ability to operate computer, multiple software applications, transcription equipment, and other office equipment necessary. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, punctuation, and style are required.