Patient and Family Serv. Interpreter-Must be fluent in Spanish with Medical Exp.
Location: SAVANNAH, GA
Department: Patient & Family Care Services
Division: SAVANNAH- GA- United States
Job Function: Patient Care Support
Shifts: Days
Hours Per Pay Period: 20.00

Provides consecutive and/or simultaneous language interpretation as it relates to medical care and limited English proficient (LEP) patients and families whose primary language is not English.  Provides sight-translation of relevant materials to enhance patients' and families' comprehension of medical procedures, treatment, discharge instructions, patient and family education, and follow-up care within the interpretation encounter.

Education Required       

  • High School Diploma or GED

License/Certification Required  

  • Completion of “Bridging the Gap” training in medical interpretation

Special Skills Required 

  • Demonstrated proficiency in English and target language.

  • Demonstrated superior knowledge of medical vocabulary in both languages.

  • Demonstrated superior short-term, verbatim memory skills.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and adherence to ethical standards for medical interpreters.

  • Excellent communication, organizational, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

  • Computer skills and knowledge of word-processing programs.

Experience Required

  • At least 2 years of medical interpretation in a hospital or clinic setting

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