• Medical Interpreter

    Job Locations US-NE-Lexington
    Social Services
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview


    1. Spends up to 50% of day seated to complete various paper/computer work. The other 50% is spent ambulating and moving around facility to assist with interpreting services. Required to ambulate 700 feet at one time to assist in various departments in the facility.  Required to reach heights from 10 inches to 59 inches high to access storage requiring lifting up to 6 pounds.  May carry laptop to meetings requiring carrying up to 5 pounds (if in computer bag) and 700 feet in distance.


    1. Works in a normal office work environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, etc.


    1. Sitting, walking, or standing for up to 90% of work time when facilitating effective communication.


    1. Subject to infections/communicable disease situations and approximate to chemical, medication, blood and body fluids up to 5% of the work day.


    Management responsibilities


    1. None



    1. Provides language services to patients with limited English proficiency. Facilitates effective communication between the healthcare provider and patient with limited English proficiency.


    1. Edits and proofreads discharge information to accurately reflect the language.


    1. Relays concepts and ideas between languages.


    1. Conveys written material from one language into another, such as fliers, publications, web pages, etc.


    1. Creates new text into the target language that reproduces the content and style of the organization.


    1. Receives and submits material electronically (e.g.: emails translated documents, faxes translated documents, etc).


    1. Uses dictionaries, glossaries, etc. for reference.


    1. Interprets/translates language at meetings as necessary.


    1. Reads aloud a document in a language other than that which it was written.


    1. Translates patient material and informational brochures issued by the hospital into other languages.


    1. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (Teamstepps, Just Culture, etc.).


    1. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.


    1. Performs all other duties as assigned.


    1. The ability to read, write and think critically as is typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or equivalent.


    1. Must attend an annual interpreter training provided by the Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity.


    1. Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required within six months of hire.


    1. Attention to detail necessary to listen attentively to the speaker and provide accurate translation.


    1. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.


    1. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.


    1. Ability to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from patients, employees and regulatory agencies.


    1. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.


    1. Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required within six months of hire.


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