ASL Medical Interpreter Per Diem
Department: Interpreter Services
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Class: Non-Union
Work Days: Per-diem hours when needed.
Date Posted: 05/20/2019
Requisition Number: hrq-77404
The ASL medical interpreter provides interpreting and/or transliterating services for Deaf patients and hearing health care professionals in a variety of medical settings. The interpreter facilitates communication through use of sign language, spoken English, cultural mediation, and knowledge about visual accessibility. In addition, ASL Medical Interpreter functions as a liaison between patients, clinicians, and departments to coordinate all aspects of the referral process and serves as a ASL medical interpreter for patients and staff. Serves as a trainer to educate staff working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients. Relays information accurately and completely in compliance with all hospital policies and procedures, particularly relating to patient confidentiality and informed consent, as well as the Code of Ethics for the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
Bachelors degree preferred. At least one year of medical interpreting experience is required.