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Haitian Creole Medical Interpreter-Per Diem

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

Department: Interpreter Services
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Class: Non-Union
Work Days: per-diem, various hours
Hours/Week: 0
Date Posted: 03/04/2019
Requisition Number: hrq-86962

Job Details

  • 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 language of interpreting, with preference for native level fluency in the language of interpreting. Professional level medical interpreting and short non publication translation skills required.
    Work Experience: Minimum of one year medical interpreting experience or successful internship program required. Experience working in medical or human services setting preferred.

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


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