To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
This position reports to and receives operational coordination from the manager of Language Services .This position provides accurate and complete, interpretation of medical information between providers and patients. Candidates adhere to the standards of practice and code of ethics of medical Interpreting.
Bachelors with a concentration in language or an allied medical field (or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience).
Two years of medical interpreting or equivalent. Experience in a healthcare/hospital setting preferred. Experience in handling a variety of customers at all socio-economic levels. Demonstrated experience with the application of interpreting technologies/equipment: smart phones, tablets, computers and commonly used software. Understanding of culture represented by languages spoken by interpreter.
National Certification of Medical Interpreters required for Spanish interpreters (not available in all languages).
Must be fluent in a foreign language and English both verbal and written. Proven ability to work as a part of a team and to work with limited supervision. Completes the accurate entry of data in both Epic and the Language Services System. Substantial knowledge of medical vocabulary in at least two languages.
Hearing sufficient to understand and interface effectively between two or more parties in a medical interview who speak different spoken languages. Sitting 10-20% of the day, Standing or ambulating 80% of the day, Able to move quickly through a large, multi-floored complex with many buildings Visual acuity sufficient to read printed matter