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PRN- Medical Interpreter Spanish in Spartanburg, SC at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Date Posted: 5/7/2019

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    Per Diem
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Job Description

Spanish Medical Interpreter

Minimum Requirements

• Education High school graduate or GED required, Associate or Bachelor's degree preferred. Successful completion of medical terminology and medical interpretation training are preferred. Viable candidates may be requested to successfully complete a medical interpretation competency assessment.

• Experience A minimum of one year experience interpreting in a healthcare environment is required.

Required Licenses/Registrations/Certifications

• NA

Core Job Responsibilities

• Must be bilingual in English and Spanish with strong verbal and written skills in this language.

• Must be able to manage multiple tasks, assignments, and deadlines.

• Collaborates with Dispatcher to ensure that medical interpreter requests are met on a timely basis.

• Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to exercise good judgment, tact, and diplomacy.

• Must be available to work flexible hours, including Evenings, weekends and holidays, on an as needed basis.

• Ensures that medical interpreter Code of Ethics is followed during encounters with staff and patients/guests.

• Assists English speaking employees to communicate with Limited English Proficient patients/guests in culturally and linguistically appropriate styles and behaviors.

• Records & documents medical interpretation activities according to departmental guidelines, noting staff or patient’s concerns & issues related to risk management directives or violations of hospital policies.