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PRN Interpreter 1 - Ambulatory

Company: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Location: Duluth
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

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Work Shift

Day

Work Day(s)

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Shift Start Time

8:00 AM

Shift End Time

4:30 PM

Worker Sub-Type

PRN

Being an employee at Children's is more than just protocols and medication rounds-it's knowing when a hug is the most important thing in the world to a child. It's knowing that sometimes laughter really is the best medicine. But, most important, it's giving patients and families exactly the care they need, when they need it.

Job Description

Provides and ensures quality interpretation to the deaf or limited English speaking patients and families as it relates to their medical care. Proactively supports efforts that ensures delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Experience

* 2 years of hospital experience

Preferred Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in Interpretation/Translation or a related field from an accredited institution preferred.
* Minimum of 2 years of experience as an Interpreter in a healthcare or health related setting. Pediatric experience preferred.
* Knowledge of medical terminology.
* The ability to understand and verbalize medical terminology in English and target language.
* Demonstrated proficiency in both English and target language required.
* Must be able to interpret information at the patient/family's level of understanding, recognizing non-verbal communication and cultural patterns, recognizing and using appropriate interventions regarding health literacy.
* Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office related to Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access. Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher within 30 days of date of hire.

Education

* Bachelor's degree or 2 years of experience as an Interpreter in a healthcare or health-related setting

Certification Summary

* Interpreting course certificate (e.g., Bridging the Gap, Georgia Perimeter College) specific to LEP Interpreters
* Certified member of the Registry for Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc (RID) via National Interpreter Certification (NIC) or credentials by the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) or any other RID recognized certification (specific to ASL Interpreters)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Knowledge of medical terminology
* Ability to understand and verbalize medical terminology in English and target language
* Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and target language
* Must be able to interpret information at the patient/family's level of understanding
* Must be able to recognize non-verbal communication and cultural patterns and recognize and use appropriate interventions regarding health literacy
* Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access
* Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher within 30 days of employment
* Must be able to pass the medical interpreters skills assessment administered by a third party such as Language Line University or another approved medical interpreting certifying body (specific to LEP Interpreters)

Job Responsibilities

1.Facilitates communication between patient/family and provider by rendering accurate and complete interpretation of the message.

2.Applies Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as they pertain to Limited English and Sign Language Interpreters.

3.Provides limited translation services, effectively writing in English and target language to effectively render discharge instructions and information.

4.Supports performance improvement goals by successfully recording patient/family interacting encounters on a consistent basis.

Primary Location Address

1400 Tullie Rd NE

Job Family

Family Support

Keywords: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Roswell , PRN Interpreter 1 - Ambulatory, Other , Duluth, Georgia

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