Medical Transcriptionist

State of Iowa Talent Gateway - Cherokee, IA 51012
$31,491 - $45,490 a year
Job Description

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented person to join the team at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute (CMHI) in the role of Medical Transcriptionist. CHMI provides active inpatient treatment to adults, adolescence and children who are in need of acute psychiatric services.

The Medical Transcriptionist will perform transcription using the Dolbey Fusion transcription system. Important duties include proofreading completed documents and correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation, and typographical errors. The Medical Transcriptionist also participates in the testing and debugging of new word processing programs, performs filing, coding, and routing, and develops a working knowledge of the Dolbey Fusion transcription system, and standard office equipment including fax machines, microfilm, and electronic typewriters.

This is a full-time opportunity with a Monday-Friday work week. Pay range for this position is $15.14 - $21.87 per hour, plus an excellent benefits package. We also offer a strong opportunity for advancement, growth, and development.
If you enjoy helping people with mental health and disabilities services, long-term care and treatment, adult, children, and family services then this is a great opportunity for you.

We have a great total compensation package for all of our full-time employees, including:

  • Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)
  • Retirement Investors Club (RIC) (Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan)
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays (9 days/year)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
For additional information on benefits click here (Download PDF reader).

Cherokee Highlights
CMHI is located in Cherokee, Iowa, a city of approximately 5,000, and is located in the beautiful little Sioux River Valley in Northwest Iowa. Enjoy fishing and canoeing on the little Sioux River that winds through town, providing a backdrop to a beautiful parks and trails system. In addition, Cherokee has over 1,000 acres of land devoted to parks for things like camping, hiking, and horseback riding. Cherokee is the home of the first accredited museum and planetarium in Iowa, Sandford Museum and Planetarium, that opened in 1951. Cherokee may be the smallest town in the world to have its own symphony orchestra. This 60-member orchestra has been referred to as the “best kept secret in Northwest Iowa”.

Cherokee is 1 hour from Sioux City, 2 hours from Omaha, and 2 ½ hours from Des Moines. Des Moines is home to Wells Fargo Arena host site of NCAA Basketball, premier concerts, and Lauridsen Skatepark, the nation’s largest skatepark. Additionally, Des Moines has one of the nation’s finest State Fairs and are home to the Iowa Cubs. Check out these 10 Reasons to Move to Iowa.

The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer
DHS values those with “lived experience” and encourages foster youth, foster parents, and/or parents who were in the DHS system to apply. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are also encouraged to apply (Hearing and Speech Impaired – Relay Iowa 1-800-735-2942 TDD).

Our agency uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Experience equal to one year of full-time work involving word processing functions such as: text editing and formatting, document storage and retrieval, and document merging;

OR employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to six months of full-time work as a Word Processor 1.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. (Download PDF reader)

Applicants must possess the ability to type 40 wpm net. You must provide verification of your typing score prior to the closing date of this vacancy. (Click here for more details about the typing test.)

Join Us!
Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.

Career Choices
State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website.

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out this Benefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure (Download PDF reader).

Attention - In the recruitment process, legitimate companies never withdraw fees from candidates. If there are companies that attract interview fees, tests, ticket reservations, etc. it is better to avoid it because there are indications of fraud. If you see something suspicious please contact us: [email protected]
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