Spanish Interpreter

Northwell Health

Job Category
Professional Services
Posted : 2023-07-14

Job Description

Provides accurate and culturally sensitive interpretation to patients, their families and the health care team, collaboratively working throughout the Hospital to provide this service. Translates forms and documents and provides phone assistance to Hospital staff as requested.

Job Responsibility

  • Provides interpretation as requested throughout the Hospital. Provides translations of significant Hospital consent forms. Instructions and other documents as requested.
  • Documents all interpretation services on the "Interpreter Assistance Form" form from which must be made part of the Patients Medical Record.
  • Reports daily to management any incidents for problem solving, educational needs or any other improvement opportunities for the Special Needs Program.
  • Participates, as requested, in Department and Hospital improvement activities and collaborates with Department leadership to improve work systems and services provided to customers.
  • Performs related duties, as required.

Job Qualification

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
  • Passing grade (minimum of 75% Terminology Score and maximum of 3 Significant Errors) on the Interpreter Skills Test offered through Language Line Solutions, required.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English. Able to interpret/translate anatomy and medical terminology.
  • Knowledgeable of medical terminology, ethics of interpretation, cultural issues and special needs populations.
  • Additional Salary Detail
The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future. When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).



Job Location
Bay Shore, New York, United States
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