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Transcriptionist (Full Time/ Day Shift)


This is a full time 40hrs/wk position. The hours are 8:30-5:00 M-F with a rotation of working every fourth Saturday. No Holidays.
The transcription department has 5 transcriptionists who work closely with all members of the pathology department.

Job Description


Assists pathologists in all phases of the documentation and reporting of pathological findings, including transcription of complex pathological diagnostic reports.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Evaluates each pathology case for correct and complete documentation/history, including requests from pathologists for additional information as needed.

  • Transcribes dictation into pathology report. Formats surgical pathology report from the requisition form, the pathologist assistant’s gross description and from the pathologist's dictation of a diagnosis.

  • Pulls previous case reports and slides as requested by Pathologist or other agents.

  • Screens and handles telephone interactions for eight (8) pathologists including reading complex surgical pathology reports, coordinating requests for frozen section exams in O.R., and medico-legal requests.  Screens and handles telephone communications for the Laboratory Administrative staff in the absence of the Administrative Secretary.

  • Maintains records and files permission forms, certificates for cremation, mass burial, autopsy permission, and legal requests.  Evaluates each form for completeness and correctness.

  • Evaluates and prepares requests, specimens slides, and documentation for selected send-outs.

  • Handles documentation, resulting, and distribution of consultation reports and specialized testing.

  • Manages the Extra Departmental Review documentation for pathologists.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Maintains sufficient supply of office supplies through weekly orders for the pathology office.  Reports need for off-line materials to appropriate personnel.

  • Detects and records data for quality assurance monitoring for Pathology department.

  • Coordinates, handles and accessions requests for autopsy both in-house, and at contracted autopsy facility.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma

  • Degree from a medical secretarial school or equivalent experience.

  • Typing 60-65 words per minute minimum.

  • One (1) year experience as medical secretary/medical transcriptionist with complex medical terminology and professional interpersonal/telephone communication skills.


Two (2) or more years medical secretary/medical transcriptionist with surgical pathology terminology and professional interpersonal/telephone communication skills.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.


Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

LGH Full Time Posted on 01/10/2023