Medical Interpreter - Per Diem
Location: Multiple Locations
Department: Off Hours Main Language PDs
Employment Type: Per Diem
Work Days: 0
Date Posted: 07/03/2017
Requisition Number: hrq-76658
The Medical Interpreter provides interpreting services for non-English speaking patients, families and community members, providers and staff at Cambridge Health Alliance. The Interpreter advocates for non-English speaking patients' access to the full range of health care services which are available to English speaking patients and provides intercultural mediation to assist providers in delivering culturally sensitive patient care. A commitment to patient safety, customer satisfaction, efficient and effective use of resources, teamwork, innovation, and performance improvement is required.
1. Bachelor degree preferred. High School diploma or GED required.
2. Graduate of an interpreter educational program required. (minimum 40 hours). College based interpreter programs preferred. This program must include interpreting skills, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, the role of the interpreter and cross cultural communication. Mental health interpreting certificate desired.
Certifications: Medical Interpreter Skills Test Certificate from an approved organization.
Other requirements: Fluency in spoken and written English and the Portuguese, with preference for native level fluency in the language of interpreting. Professional level medical interpreting and short non publication translation skills required.
Work Experience: Experience, working in medical or human services setting preferred. Minimum of one year medical interpreting experience or successful internship program required.