This job is responsible for the accurate interpretation/translation of health care information and written documents to and from Spanish-speaking patients/patient families. This PRN hire will need to be available for all shifts, day, nights, weekends and some holidays.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Accurately interpret medical and health care information/instructions from physicians, nurses or other health care staff and translate for Spanish-speaking patients/families; and accurately communicate questions and/or concerns from Spanish-speaking patients/families to physicians, nurses or health care staff.
•Translate consent forms, discharge orders, teaching protocols, and similar from English to Spanish; assist in obtaining patients/families signature where appropriate; and provide information regarding health care related cultural issues/needs of Spanish-speaking patients/families to hospital staff to develop sensitivity.
•Keep an accurate list of encounters and turn in this information at the end of the shift, paper and electronic formats should be turned in; assist with varying departmental activities and projects as requested; and perform other duties and special projects as required.
•Two years of college or equivalent education/work experience is required.
Licenses & certifications
•One year of previous interpretation experience is preferred.
Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities
•Fluency in reading, writing and speaking English/Spanish and the ability to interpret and translate technical medical terms and information is required.
•The ability to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable and professional manner on the phone and in person.
•The ability to interact effectively with peers, physicians, nursing staff and other health care providers, and patients/patient families in a positive, customer service oriented manner.
•The ability to pass the Language Validation test with a minimal score of 90 as of September 2002.
•Duties require little or no exertion of physical effort.
is such a privilege. It is one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country. The opportunities available to you for education and career advancement are virtually limitless. Once people in the community find out where you work, they are eager to share their Children’s Health experiences and the impact it had on their lives.
Amy, RN, BSN, AE-C
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