Medical Interpreter - Spanish

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Language Services at Christiana Care Health System is committed to ensuring safe, high quality care for our culturally diverse population. Christiana Care’s Language Services is a licensed training facility for The Community Interpreter®. We offer a full spectrum of language services including medical interpreting done by qualified professionals for individual with limited English proficiency (LEP) or who are deaf.

Christiana Care’s Language Services is currently seeking Per Diem Medical Interpreters. These positions are “casual” which means the interpreter is called when increased patient demands require additional staff to provide services. This position requires availability during working hours, evening and weekends. This position is designed to help our staff convey information and services to our vast and growing community.

Christiana Care's Language Services is currently seeking Per Diem Arabic Medical Interpreters. These positions are “casual” which means the interpreter is called when increased patient demands require additional staff to provide services. This position requires availability during working hours, evening and weekends. This position is designed to help our staff convey information and services to our vast and growing community.

The ideal candidates will have expert proficiency in speaking and communicating fluently in Spanish. You will be required to complete and pass competency testing in the language. Medical Interpreter training will be provided. In addition, the ideal candidates must be extremely flexible in availability for on call and emergency needs at the hospitals.

In addition, the ideal candidates must be extremely flexible in availability for on call and emergency needs at the hospitals. Most appointments are during reasonable day hours.

The primary function is to serve as a medical interpreter for patients and staff, rendering information accurately and completely between English and other languages in compliance with all the CCHS Language Services and CCHS hospital policies and procedures, particularly relating to patient confidentiality and informed consent, following the NCIHC Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Key components of the position are to provide accurate and qualified interpretation between Spanish speaking patients and English speaking healthcare providers to facilitate successful health outcomes.

  • Serve as a resource to both patients and providers to contribute to successful outcomes.

  • Explain CCHS linguistic and cultural resource to both patients and providers.

  • Provide face to face, telephonic or video interpretation for encounters, including and not limited to:

    • medical appointments

    • assessments

    • family meetings

    • psychiatric and social work consultations

    • teaching

    • informed consents

    • explanation of tests and procedures

    • palliative care

    • end of life.

  • Document encounters in the interpreter tracking system (ServiceHub)


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or GED required. An associate’s degree or college work in any area related to science or human services highly desired.

  • Fluency in Foreign Language and English.

  • Proof of Medical interpreter training- a minimum 40 hour interpreter training program or a college degree in interpreting desirable.

  • One to two years’ experience in a healthcare setting as a medical interpreter.