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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 282E
Category: Health Care

Class Series Concept

Transcribe medical reports and correspondence.  Transcription tasks constitute at least 60-80 percent of total work effort.


Transcribe, proofread and edit medical reports using machine dictation and word processing equipment. 

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, transcribe, proofread, and edit medical reports for one or two clinical departments or specialties.

Typical Work

Transcribe technical medical reports, correspondence, and grants for one or two clinical departments or specialties; 

Proofread and edit transcribed materials to assure conformity to departmental and institutional format standards, readability and accuracy in content, grammar, spelling and punctuation; 

Use and maintain up-to-date medical terminology reference sources; incorporate new terminology; 

Maintain confidentiality of all transcribed materials; 

Identify possible risk management cases; 

May copy and distribute reports; 

May answer and screen incoming telephone calls, process incoming and outgoing mail, maintain files and prepare invoices for billing or checks for deposit; 

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

High School graduation or equivalent


six months of occupational-level medical transcriptionist experience. 


Completion of an accredited medical transcriptionist course.


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-03-75
Revise Class: 5-17-73
Revise Title & Class: 5-17-74
Revise MQ: 10-16-75
Revise MQ: 3-18-76
Revise Class/Title: 6-24-85
Revise Class/Title: 2-15-91
New class code, formerly 6021 higher education, effective July 1, 2007.
Base salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019; from range 33 to 34.