MEDICAL INTERPRETER 2, SPANISH

University of Washington

Job Category
Healthcare
Overview
Description

MEDICAL INTERPRETER 2, SPANISH



Req #:
224525

Department:
HARBORVIEW - INTERPRETER SERVICES

Job Location:
Harborview Medical Center

Posting Date:
07/26/2023

Closing Info:
Open Until Filled

Salary:
$4,484 - $6,416 per month

Other Compensation:

Union Position:
Yes

Shift:
First Shift

Benefits:
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here


HARBORVIEW’S INTERPRETER SERVICES has an outstanding opportunity for a MEDICAL INTERPRETER 2 - SPANISH. This individual performs interpretation services to patients who have limited English skills, enabling the patient(s) to access medical care.
WORK SCHEDULE
Full-Time, 40 hours/week, Day Shift.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provides interpretation for target languages.
  • Provides accurate rendition of a written text in one language to an oral message in another language.
  • Provides spoken language interpretation, in person, by telephone or video to transmit information accurately between patient and provider or staff.
  • Encourage direct communication between patients and provider or staff.
  • Utilize/integrate ethical practice to guide behavior in all interpretations.
  • Provide expert written translation in target languages including the initial translation and delivering secondary reviews, editing, and formatting.
  • Orient and train medical center staff on key topics in language access.
  • Follows the Interpreter Services Department Standards of Practice.
  • Explains and clarifies cultural behaviors.
  • Assists patients to complete medical, financial and/or other forms.
  • Answers and directs telephone inquiries, takes and directs messages accurately, demonstrating courteous, professional telephone skills.
  • Coordinate and develop translation of written or videotaped medical materials.
  • Provide sight translation in the presence of the medical provider and/or other medical staff.
  • Consult with medical providers prior to or during interpretation encounters.
  • Explain and clarify cultural differences.
  • Assist patients to complete medical, financial, or other forms.
  • Complete documentation related to the interpretation encounters.

  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    High school graduation or equivalent AND three years interpretation and translation experience in a clinic or hospital setting
    AND Washington State Department of Social and Health Services certification or qualification OR equivalent education/experience.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Job Location
    Seattle, Washington, United States
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