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Spanish Medical Interpreter I

Company: Atrium Health
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Job Req ID: 205649Position Number: 00147245Employment Type: Part TimeShift: DayShift Details: Rotating shifts including nights & weekendsStandard Hours:?28.00Department Name: Language ServicesLocation: Atrium Health University CityLocation Details:? UniversityCarolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit carolinashealthcare.org/AtriumHealth??Job SummaryResponsible for accurate oral interpretation and written translation with an emphasis on medically related communication between the limited English proficient (LEP) speaker and the healthcare team. Sensitive to cultural perception and use language appropriate to the educational and linguistic sophistication of both the client and the healthcare provider.Essential Functions

  • Responds to requests for interpretation and translation services in the health care setting.
  • Interprets information regarding the patient's and family's medical needs. This may include consent for treatment, history and physical assessment, treatment recommendations, patient education, instructions for follow-up and future appointments.
  • Interprets as accurately and directly as possible given the idiomatic differences of languages, and maintains the spirit of the original communication, suspending judgment and making no comment.
  • The interpreter will make every effort to ensure the patient and the healthcare provider understands questions, answers, instructions, and other information transmitted by the speaker.
  • Assists health care providers in understanding the patient's culture, especially as it relates to health service interactions. This includes nonverbal communications, health practices, and social relationships.
  • Strive to develop a relationship of trust and respect at all times with the patient by adopting a caring, attentive, but discreet and impartial attitude toward the patient, and his/her questions, concerns, and needs.
  • Abide by the Atrium Health Code of Conduct for Interpreters. He/she will follow privacy standards at all times.
  • Translate basic written information as needed by clinical staff using accepted policy and procedures as requested. This may include discharge instructions.
  • Responsible to promote a safe environment and perform all work related responsibilities in a safe manner.
  • Responsible for all other duties as assigned.--Physical RequirementsWork requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting and reaching. Must lift a minimum of 10 pounds to shoulder height. Must speak English and--Spanish in simple, understandable terms and have an intact sense of sight and hearing. Must be able to be mobile within the entire healthcare provider system.Education, Experience, and CertificationsBachelors degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Knowledge of medical terminology and/or work experience in a healthcare setting is preferred. Demonstrated oral fluency and written skills in English and Spanish by successful completion of Language Assessment. Computer literacy, ability to use a word processor, and ability to learn computer software applications specific to the role of the interpreter. Good organizational and time management skills are essential. Must be able to cope with interruptions, varying personalities and cultural diversity, changing priorities, irregular hours and demanding clients.--?At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.?As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.?Posting Notes: Not ApplicableCarolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer

    Company Description:

    Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation---s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Its diverse network of facilities includes academic medical centers, approximately 38 hospitals, freestanding emergency department, more than 700 physician practices, behavioral health center, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, hospice and palliative care services, and nursing homes.For nearly 70 years, our system of exceptional facilities has been providing care that improves our community and the lives of our patients and employees.At Carolinas HealthCare System, we are One team, delivering care through more than 11 million patient encounters. Our teammates share millions of reasons to be proud of their work and the contributions they make every day.--We invite you to learn more about Carolinas HealthCare System, and discover all the possibilities ONE system has to offer.

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