Interpreter - Interpretive Services
SUMMARY: This position is accountable to provide interpretation for patients, families and clinical staff. They must possess a full command (verbal and written) of the English language as well as the language they will use in their interpreter encounters, e.g. Spanish, Hmong, Lao, etc.The interpreter acts as advocate, culture broker, clarifier, and conduit for Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons. Interpreters may be asked to clarify written consents and hospital forms, and advocate for the LEP regarding cultural differences.
REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma/GED. Minimum of two years of experience as an interpreter or equivalent experience utilizing interpreter skills. Demonstrates full command (verbal and written) of the English language and second language, i.e., Spanish, Cambodian, Hmong. Possesses physical ability and perceptive acuity, i.e., visual, hearing, to satisfactorily perform job performance functions. Prefer Completion of course work in medical terminology or equivalent experience in a medical setting. Previous experience in a health care setting and/or hospital environment preferred.
POSITION DETAILS: Per Diem, Shift Varies, Must be available for weekends and holidays