Spanish Medical Interpreter Per Diem for Boston Children’s Hospital

Spanish Medical Interpreter Per Diem needed for Boston Children's Hospital (South Shore )

Patient Services-Interpreter Services

Job Posting Description:

The Per Diem Spanish Medical Interpreter will be responsible for:

  • Interpreting for patients/families with limited or no English language proficiency, in their interactions with health care providers and other hospital personnel. This includes complex and/or sensitive encounters, surgical and anesthesia consents, diagnoses, treatment plans, medical histories, social and psychological assessments, among others
  • Assisting patients in scheduling appointments, resolving billing problems and other related matters.
  • Identifying, assessing and facilitating the understanding of cultural differences impacting communication.
  • Providing interpreting coverage in person, via video and phone, according to the needs and criteria established by the hospital and departmental policies and instructions.
  • Translating instructions of medical discharges and other medical texts required for direct care.
  • Daily entering of the information required for statistical purposes, in the computerized system of the department.
  • Working as an enthusiastic and committed team member and collaborating with other interpreters and hospital staff.

To qualify, you must have:

  • A high school level of education and two to three years’ of closely related experience (preferred).
  • The analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
  • The ability to travel to satellite locations
  • Communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, or well‑developed writing skills.
  • Written and verbal fluency in both English and language of specific populations served.
  • National certification (from the Certification Commission for Health Care Interpreters-CCHI or the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters-NBCMI) strongly preferred.
  • Must be open to the South Shore (Weymouth, Brockton, Dartmouth, and MIlford) satellites.

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Language: Spanish

Vocabulary: Medical

Company: Boston Children's Hospital

Phone: (617) 355-6000

Assignment Date: 2018-05-26

Location: South Shore