Interpreter Job Description Sample
Certification is preferred.
Provide face-to-face interpreting, video conferencing and telephonic interpreting as needed for health care encounters for all of the Norwood Hospital sites and programs. Attend community events as needed as a liaison for Norwood Hospital.
Assist limited English proficiency (LEP) patients to access a full range of services available while helping patients to navigate the health care system. Accurately document all interactions into the electronic medical records system. Acts as a Cultural broker and informs providers and patients of relevant cultural issues to assist providers in delivering culturally competent patient care.
Maintains and improves expertise through appropriate continuing education. Must be willing and able to travel to various Steward Sites and/or patient locations as required throughout the work-day.
Refers inquiries and suggestions for improving services and care to appropriate personnel according to established procedures. Must employ the utmost discretion, and possess the ability to maintain patients' and employees' confidentiality. Promotes understanding and commitment to the Hospital's Mission and Values and assists in strengthening the level of patient satisfaction.
When not performing interpreting, assists in performing office support duties, which may include answering phone calls, retrieving messages from voice mail as well as doing follow-up calls to patients as needed. Acts as the dispatcher for interpreter requests which includes receiving requests for interpreters and trusting requests to fill such requests. Provides office assistance as needed.
Keeps accurate statistical data of encounters by documenting all interpreter encounters for the program's statistical purposes. As part of a team, offers linguistic knowledge for occasional translation and proofreading of translations as requested and if deemed capable of doing translations.
Must be able to interpret in Portuguese and Spanish. High school diploma or equivalent is required – undergraduate degree preferred.
National Certification preferred. Must demonstrate satisfactory fluency in English and target language(s) at a level that ensures accurate and understandable interpretation. Formal medical interpreting training and satisfactory knowledge of medical terminology is required.
One (1) year of work experience as a medical interpreter in a health care setting is strongly preferred. Excellent organizational skills, the ability to set priorities, and problem solving skills are a must. Travel to various Steward sites and/or patient locations is required throughout the work-day for all interpreter positions.
This position is responsible for performing interpreting and translating services of oral and or written communication between English and other languages in a variety of settings. Interpreters will ensure that team members are properly trained on procedures to operate and or maintain machinery while maintaining a safe work environment and adhering to Tyson policies and procedures.
This position is responsible for Interpretation and Translation (English Burmese). Must be willing to translate for meetings and trainings. Must be willing to handle all information and situations confidentially.
Must be willing to come in 30 minutes early and 30 minutes late as needed. Needs to be able to rotate between the different positions in pack out and between the Corn and Flour departments as needed. Perform work in a safe manner.
Assemble boxes and pack boxes of flour tortillas, chips, flatbread, or taco shells. Maintain good manufacturing practices and personal hygiene. Keeps department clean and neat.
Abide by all company policies procedures, written or verbal. Work as a team member toward task accomplishments. Performs all other tasks as assigned.
This position is required to follow all Tyson safety rules and to complete Lock Out Tag Out Training. This position will be exposed on a routine basis to warm temperatures ranging from 65-90 degrees, wet and or humid conditions, slippery floors in some areas, and concrete floors. This position also may be exposed to air borne particles, and a noise level loud enough to require hearing protection. This position will require walking, bending, standing, and so
Must have 1 year continuous work history with a single employer in the past 3 years to be considered. Must not have been terminated from a previous employer for attendance or job abandonment.
Must not have been employed by Tyson Foods in the last 3 years to be eligible for hire. Must be available to work overtime and weekends
Tyson Foods, Inc. voluntarily participates in the E-Verify system and uses all tools made available by the federal government to confirm the employment eligibility of all team members. Persons offered employment with Tyson Foods are required to provide documentation proving their employment eligibility, and all offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the E-Verify process.
Per Diem – fill in hours
Must be available 12 weekend shifts per year
Must be available for 2 holiday shifts per year (Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day) and one winter (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's)
Must be available 2 additional shifts per month
This position is covered by the SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement
Under the direction of the manager of interpreter services, the incumbent serves as a medical interpreter for patients and staff members and supports the operations of the department in the consecutive, simultaneous or sight translation mode for all patients and family members who are LEP, Deaf and hard of hearing. Relays medical information between speakers of two different languages in compliance with all office and hospital policies and procedures, particularly relating to patient confidentiality and informed consent, passing performance of competencies listed in the IMIA Standards of Practice, and the Code of Ethics. Understands and abides by all published Standards of Practice and Codes of Ethics for Medical Interpreters. Supports all campuses and Steward off-sites when required to do so.
Relays medical information between speakers of two different languages in 3 different modalities: face to face; telephonic and/or video interpreting.
Reduces linguistic barriers for patients and family members who are LEP, deaf or hard of hearing seeking care at Steward Health Care.
Helps facilitate successful delivery of services to linguistically diverse consumers. Explain hospital resources, office protocols, and limitations to clinicians and patients; make appropriate referrals; serve as a cultural and linguistic resource to both patients and providers to contribute to successful outcomes.
Performs duties in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation. Adheres to hospital policies on customer relations and hospitality. Understands the hospital's system of service delivery.
Supports the office operations by answering the phone, taking requests, calling patients to confirm appointments, document encounters on the interpreter tracking system and EMR performs data entry, verify and schedule future appointments when necessary, do iPad/IPOP troubleshooting, filing and photocopying.
Utilizes on-line computer systems such as Outlook, and other hospital software. Work with special projects as assigned.
Supports financial counseling process, community outreach events as needed and when requested to do so by Interpreter Manager.
Supports review of short translations as directed by manager
Supports maintenance and monitoring of Interpreter and Disability Equipment
Serves as a resource to staff for patients with disabilities.
Supports all campuses and Steward off-sites when required to do so.
Other duties as assigned.
Must be able to interpret in Spanish. Preferably bicultural Spanish as well. High school diploma or equivalent is required – undergraduate degree preferred. National Certification preferred. Must demonstrate satisfactory fluency in English and target language(s) at a level that ensures accurate and understandable interpretation. Formal medical interpreting training and satisfactory knowledge of medical terminology is required. One (1) year of work experience as a medical interpreter in a health care setting is strongly preferred. Excellent organizational skills, the ability to set priorities, and problem solving skills are a must. Basic computer skills required.
Shifts 7AM-7PM, schedule may vary within this time period.
Department: Language Services
Category: Interpreter & Translation Svcs
Posting #: 389423
Date Posted: 4/20/2018
Employee Type: PRN
This position provides language interpretation services between patients, families and healthcare team to ensure comprehension of cultural considerations during treatment planning.
Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
Concurrently performs bilingual interpretation (English and foreign language) of patient care needs between patient, family, and health care team members to ensure understanding of needs, issues, and/or concerns.
Consecutive interpretation following national standards of practice and ethics.
Maintains accurate and timely documentation of interpretation activities.
Participates in a variety of department and/or hospital sponsored educational programs to maintain skills and competencies.
Works closely and in conjunction with Translator by identifying documents, materials, and other written information, including, but not limited to, consents and discharge information requiring translation.
As part of the health care team, refers identified psychosocial issues to social work, child life, pastoral care, or other family centered care departments to ensure appropriate and effective response to patient/family needs.
Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.
Invo -Progressus has an excellent part-time opportunity available for an Early Intervention Spanish Interpreter in the Kankakee, IL area. Candidates must be motivated and committed to playing a vital role in improving educational outcomes for children. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their résumé for consideration or call 800-434-4686 to discuss the details with a member of our Career Services Team.
Collaborative minded professional with strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to work and build strong relationships with parents, teachers and school administrators
Personal commitment to driving positive outcomes for students
Experience working in school programs or with pediatric populations is preferred
Competitive compensation with flexible pay options
Comprehensive Benefits Package (Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage, 401(k) Retirement Saving Plan with a discretionary company match)
Flexible Spending Plan for medical and dependent coverage
Professional Liability Coverage
Annual Professional Development stipend
Professional membership stipend
Unlimited CEUs through the Progressus Pathways Learning Center
Unparalleled mentoring and support
Job ID: 249066InterpreterBaltimore, MarylandRegular / Rotating
Additional Job Information
City, State: Baltimore,MD
Location: St Agnes Hospital-Baltimore MD
Department: Nursing Administration 001
Additional Job Details: FT,Rotating, 80 hours, Bi-Weekly
Work Schedule: Hours may fluctuate based on patient needs --
Interpreter, acts as a liaison between English and non-English speaking and/or hearing guests, staff and patients by providing interpreter services.
Listens to, comprehends and translates oral or written communications from English to another language and vice versa.
Translates basic to intermediate communication.
Complies with all privacy and confidentiality policies when communicating patient information.
Develops translated forms and educational materials for non-English speaking and/or hearing populations.
Other duties as assigned.
Interprets for providers, bedside staff, and non-English speaking patients/ family members of specified language group, as well as other contracted providers and staff.
Uses recommended standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate Health Care Service (per DHHS Office of Minority health and Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care).
Contacts non-English speaking patients and accurately transmits messages from provider/nurse via appropriate means. Communicates concerns from patient to the provider/ nurse and documents activities appropriately in the medical record.
Maintains solid knowledge of available and appropriate programs, community resources, and assisting organizations for the particular language group and facilitates referrals for patients of specific language group to outside agencies.
Education and Work Experience:
Required: Certificate of completion of a recognized interpreter training program Successful completion of interpreter skills and ethics course with medical language testing in English and target language at date of hire
HS or Equivalent
Required: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Able to pass a proficiency test for medical terminology at date of hire
Required: No experience and Fully bilingual in English and target language at date of hire. Preferred: One year experience as interpreter at date of hire.
Bachelor's degree is preferred
Under general supervision, interprets between two or more individuals from English to Cantonese and Mandarin and back into English again to insure accurate cross language communication in a medical environment. May be required to translate written documents from English into the target language or from the target language into English.
This positions also has some administrative responsibilities, and will answer a high volume of phone calls and coordinate appointments for Interpreters. Will also be responsible for checking e-mails and voice mails to respond to request for Interpreters.
Full command, written and spoken, of Cantonese and Mandarin.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
High degree of courtesy and tact required in regular contacts with patients and their families involving patient related information of a sensitive and or/confidential nature.
Knowledge and ability generally obtained through the equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree program.
Must be a Certified Medical Interpreter.
Certification is required.
Under the direction of the manager, the incumbent serves as a medical interpreter for patients and staff and supports the operations of the department in the consecutive or sight translation mode.
Relays medical information between speakers of two different languages in compliance with all office and hospital policies and procedures, particularly relating to patient confidentiality and informed consent, passing performance of competencies listed in the IMIA Standards of Practice, and the Code of Ethics. Understands and abides by all published Standards of Practice and Codes of Ethics for Medical Interpreters. Helps facilitate successful delivery of services to linguistically diverse consumers. Explain hospital resources, office protocols, and limitations to clinicians and patients; make appropriate referrals; serve as a cultural and linguistic resource to both patients and providers to contribute to successful outcomes.
Fluency in English and one or more foreign languages, both oral and written Ability to accurately work in consecutive mode and sight translate into and from working language(s). High level of customer service and a positive approach.
Familiarity and ability to work with diversity of cultural/socio-economic backgrounds. General knowledge of cultural backgrounds of patients to be served. Good interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills. Knowledge of computer systems.
Performs duties in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.
Adheres to hospital policies on customer relations and hospitality. Understands the hospital's system of service delivery. Support the office operations by answering the phone, taking requests, calling patients to confirm appointments, document encounters on the interpreter tracking system, do data entry, verify and schedule future appointments when necessary, do general troubleshooting, filing and photocopying.
Utilize on-line computer systems such as Outlook, and other hospital software. Work with special projects as assigned.
This is for a Spanish Medical Interpreter per diem position
Internal Posting 1/9/18-1/16/18
This recruitment is to establish an applicant pool for future vacancies.
This position performs simultaneous signing and voice interpretations in the classroom and other educational settings to facilitate communication and education of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. This position also provides interpretation for non-instructional activities, converting voice to sign language and vice versa. This position reports to the Coordinator of Access Services.
Interpret oral communication into sign language and signed communication into spoken English.
Convey the content of the message clearly and accurately.
Report student related concerns to the appropriate educational personnel.
Work collaboratively with the student's educational team.
Prepare for interpreting assignments including the vocabulary and content knowledge of the subject matter.
Assist in communication for non-instructional activities.
Participate in professional development to expand and retain skills.
Perform other duties as needed.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Successful completion of a two year Interpreter Training Program including courses in Education code of Ethics.
Or- Any combination of education and experience.
Associates degree from an accredited college.
Experience working at the post secondary level.
Two year Interpreter Training Program.
RID, NIC or WSAD certification.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Successfully complete a criminal history background check prior to employment.
Substantial requirement to focus for extended periods on spoken English and sign language.
Regular and predictable attendance.
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST DEMONSTRATE
Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
Excellent customer service, oral and written skills.
Commitment to professionalism and confidentiality.
Skill throughout the sign language continuum.
Ability to work without direct supervision.
Ability to remain flexible to adapt to changes in environment and/or schedules.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.
Demonstrate/model appropriate ethics per the RID Code of Ethics.
Ability to be self-directed and work independently in a team environment.
APPLICATION MATERIAL & PROCEDURES
Complete application packages must include the following:
Tacoma Community College online application.
Cover letter and Resume.
Terms of Employment
This is a part time hourly position scheduled to work varied hours up to 17 hours per week. The salary is $30.00 to $40.00 per hour depending on qualifications and certifications.
Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Beth Brooks, Title II and Title IX, 253-566-5054; Shema Hanebutte, Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6006. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466 www.tacomacc.edu
Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region's largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
Functions as an interpreter. Provides limited translation as needed. Assures compliance with interpreter service policies and procedures. Observes the Interpreters' Code of Ethics and strict confidentiality. Assists Language Access Coordinator in the implementation and evaluation of service.
Certification & Licensures
Certified or trained in medical interpreting within 1 year of employment. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required
Proficient in English and Spanish. At least 18 years of age and legally authorized to work in the United States. Available at agreed upon hours.
What You Will Get:
some benefits are subject to change due to job status
We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.
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