Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network
Work Type: PRN
This position will provide interpreter services for patients, families, staff, visitors, physicians, and others regarding consents, medical treatments, discharges, instructions, and other interpretering needs as well. Also responsible for the process of identifying, prioritizing, and completing translation of documents from English/Spanish, Spanish/English. May also facilitate the translation of documents in other languages as well. Other duties include assisting the Manager in problem-solving with patient and family communication needs and proactively identifying opportunities for improving services to our limited or non-English speaking patient and family population.
High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
Knowledge of Medical Terminology required.
Must be able to clearly communicate instructions, questions, and answers in both English and target language based on the patient, family member, or employees preferred language.
Associate or Bachelor Degree in a Social Science field or Language highly preferred.
Prior experience in medical interpretation and translation highly preferred.
Successful completion of preferred National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters certification and/or American Translators Association (ATA) certification highly preferred (but not required) at the time of hire..
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