Portuguese Medical Interpreter for Boston Children’s Hospital

Portuguese Medical Interpreter


Patient Services -Interpreter Services

Status: Part-Time

Regular, Temporary, Per Diem

Office/Site Location: Waltham

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This Portuguese Medical Interpreter - Per Diem 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 or GED diploma required
  • Completion of a Medical Interpreter Training Course is strongly preferred (typically a 40 or 60 hour course)
  • Written and verbal fluency in both English and language of specific population(s) served
  • Strong communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, or well‑developed writing skills
  • Fully functional and competent, and performing at a high level of reliability in all duties
  • Certification as a Medical Interpreter from the IMIA (International Medical Interpreter Association) through the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters or CCHI (Certification Commission for Health Care Interpreters) is preferred
  • The ability to travel to Waltham location

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Language: Portuguese

Vocabulary: Medical

Company: Boston Children's Hospital

Phone: 617-355-6000

Assignment Date: 10/10/2022

Location: Waltham, MA