American Sign Language Interpreter

NEW HAVEN, CT
Feb 7, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

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.

 

SUMMARY

This position reports to the manager of Interpreter Services and provides accurate, interpretation of medical information between providers and patients. Candidates adhere to the standards of medical Interpreting.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Facilitates and encourages direct communication between patient and provider by being a conduit and not the focus of communication.
    • 1.1 Displays equal sensitivity to patient and caregiver concerns, interpreting all comments between the two parties
  • 2. Assists with operational functions of Interpreter Program.
    • 2.1 Elicits and records interpreter request information accurately and completely in a timely manner: Epic documentation in real time. Database documentation before the end of the work day. Documents name of persons for which the interpreter interpreted for ;Documents the beginning and end time of the interpretation.
  • 3. Participates in on-going professional development.
    • 3.1 Participates in on-going professional development by attending interpreter conferences, training offered by the department , extended education opportunities and by reading professional articles or taking language improvement courses.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor's with a concentration in language or an allied medical field (or equivalent combination of education , training and/or experience. RID certification and registration with the CT DORS (Department of Rehabilitation Services) are required for this job

 

EXPERIENCE

 

One-year medical interpreting or equivalent. Experience in a healthcare setting helpful, preferably in a hospital environment. Background in handling a variety of customers at all socio -economic levels. Demonstrated experience with the use of digital phones, smart phones, computers and commonly used computer software. Understanding of Deaf culture.

 

LICENSURE

 

RID certification and registered with the CT DORS (Department of Rehabilitation Services)

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Must be fluent in ASL and English. Proven ability to work as a part of an interdisciplinary team and to work without direct supervision. Ability to complete accurate data entry and various computer skills. Bilingual knowledge of medical vocabulary.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

Sitting 20-50% of the day, Standing or ambulating 80% of the day, Able to move quickly through a large, multi-floored complex with many buildings and off-site locations. Visual acuity sufficient to read printed matter.

 

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Job Info

Job: 16079

Department: Language Services
Category: ADMIN SUPPORT
Sub Category: CLINICAL PROF
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D/E
Hours: 40

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