Interpreter Translator

Requisition ID
2021-149893
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Interpreter Services
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Mon 7a-3:30p; Tue-Fri 8a-4:30p
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Memorial
Location
NE-SCHUYLER

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Job Summary / Purpose

Ensures effective communication between Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals and CHI Health staff.  A highly skilled qualified professional who manages the interpreting session to optimize the accurate exchange of information whether providing language assistance in-person.  Produces high quality document translation in accordance with organizational standards

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. In accordance with NCIHC Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, interprets from English to the target language and vice versa.
  2. Translates a variety of documents from English to the target language. Occasionally, completes a sight translation or translates a document from the target language to English.
  3. Steps in to coordinate when needed.
  4. Delivers on a service model goal to provide language assistance services that incorporates efficiency, value and experience.
  5. Identifies gaps in communication services and partners with organizational colleagues to find solutions that ensure compliance with all laws, regulations and credentialing bodies.
  6. Understands and educates to cultural attitudes and customs of LEP individuals and United States healthcare organizations.
  7. Keeps accurate records of interpretations and translations per department protocols.
  8. Serves as a resource for staff on all language assistance matters, including but not limited to, EPIC functionality, telephonic and video interpreting equipment, role of the interpreter and the translation request process.
  9. Responsible for maintaining self up-to-date on organizational and departmental developments by actively participating in meetings, roundings, safety huddles and email correspondence.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  1. Pass oral and/or written language proficiency exam
  2. Highly skilled in all Microsoft office products
  3. Ability to work in a variety of healthcare settings
  4. Can set priorities in demanding situations, communicate priorities and assist with problem solving to achieve results
  5. Successful completion of: Medical Terminology Class within 6 months of hire
  6. 40 hour introductory interpreting class within 1 year of hire
  7. CCHI or NBCMI National Certification (if available for language) within 3 years of hire

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