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Job Details

Medical Interpreter, Multiple Languages

Category: Human and Social Services
CHA Somerville Campus, Somerville, MA 02143

Department: Interpreter CH
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Union
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: 9am to 5:30pm
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 09/10/2021
Requisition Number: hrq-122539

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: Minimum of 40 hours training in Medical interpreting with certificate Minimum of 1 year of experience working as a medical interpreter in a health care setting. Required skills: Fluent in spoken and written English 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.


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