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Medical Interpreter

Category: Human and Social Services
CHA Somerville Hospital, Somerville, MA

Department: Interpreter Services
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Union
Union Name: SEIU -Service Emp. Int. 1199
Work Days: Wknd overnights required (Sat/Sun 11p-7a), remaining hrs fle
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 01/14/2019
Requisition Number: hrq-85975

Job Details

  • Provides communications bridge between patients with limited English proficiency, their families and community members utilizing the health care system at CHA. Assists LEP patients to access a full range of services available. Informs providers and patients of relevant cultural issues to assist providers in delivering culturally sensitive patient care. Assists with other tasks as needed including initiatives aiming at improving patient experience of care.


    Minimum Education: Undergraduate degree preferred. Required: National Certification in Spanish from CCHI or NBCMI *Minimum of 1 year of Experience working as a medical interpreter in a health care setting. * Required skills: Fluent in spoken and written English, Spanish, with preference for native level fluency in the language of interpreting (spoken and written fluency will be tested); professional level medical interpreting and knowledge of medical vocabulary in English, and the language of interpreting (will be tested); interpersonal skills necessary for work with patients in a hospital setting; ability to discuss key issues of cultures of the patients for which they interpret and the mainstream health care delivery system; office skills.

    This position covers multiple locations, travel may be required between CHA Clinics and Hospitals.


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