Medical Interpreter - 40 hrs /Days for Lahey Clinic
Under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Interpreter Services and within established hospital, clinic and departmental policies and procedures, Medical Interpreter performs patient interpreting and scheduling functions for patients in a variety of healthcare setting as determined by business needs, interprets for patients and families with limited or no English language proficiency in their interactions with care providers and other hospital personnel at all Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Sites.
Job ID: 145362
Date posted: 03/09/2018
DAYS/ Monday - Friday with every 3rd weekend
Education: Bachelor Degree preferred
Licensure, Certification & Registration: 1..National Certification for Healthcare Interpreters (for available languages)
2. Health Care Interpreter Training Certificate
Experience: Experience in interpretation and translation in a healthcare setting preferred
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Proficiency in oral and written in both, target and source languages. Excellent communication and extensive knowledge of medical terminology. Knowledge of healthcare policies, interpreters Standard of Practice and Ethics. Consecutive, simultaneous and sight interpreting. Medical translation. Ability to keep data collection and to maintain formal documentation systems. Enthusiastic and high sense of team work.
Language: All languages
Company: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Contact Person: Apply online
Phone: (781) 744-5100
Assignment Date: 2018-03-09
Location: 41 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805
Job Description: Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to: 1. Interprets for patients with limited or no English language proficiency in their interactions with care providers and other hospital personnel 2. Translates complex and/or sensitive medical and personal information, including diagnostic and surgical procedures, treatment plans and medical, social and psychological assessments. Provide sight translation of simple documents, tests results and letters. 3. Assists patients in scheduling appointments, resolving billing problems and other related matters.