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Interpreter / Translator - Interpreting Services, FT; 40 hrs/wk Variable schedule (5557)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE
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Job Description

Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring an Interpreter/Translator to provide Spanish language interpretation and translation services for Children's patients, families, staff and physicians.


Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time

 

55%

  1. Interprets for Spanish speaking patients and families during encounters in the hospital or clinics with physicians, nurses, staff members, and (possibly) outside agencies. These encounters include hospital admissions, hospital discharges, clinic visits, outpatient surgeries, outpatient diagnostics, and emergency department visits.
  • Demonstrates proficient knowledge and skills in two languages: English and Spanish.
  • Displays cultural sensitivity, awareness and respect to all parties involved that makes possible conditions of mutual trust.
  • Demonstrates mastery of medical and colloquial terminology.
  • Returns all calls for interpretation promptly.
  • Prioritizes requests appropriately.
  • Documents encounters (admission, discharge, consents, clinic appointment) manually or electronically.

20%

  1. Translates written patient education materials, hospital brochures, consent forms, and medical reports, from English into Spanish. Produces high quality written translations. Types and formats documents as needed. Proofreads other translated documents as needed.

5%

  1. Translates discharge instructions into Spanish and provides families with a written copy of these instructions.

5%

  1. Interprets by phone for pre-op orders, test results, clinic appointments, and other information as needed.

5%

  1. Assists coordinator with the maintenance of a file of patient education materials in Spanish and intranet access to these documents. Educates staff on how to find and access patient education materials in Spanish.

 

Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.

 

Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS/COMPETENCIES

5%

  1. Educates staff and parents as to role of interpreters, both through formal training (inpatient teaching rounds, grand rounds, nursing orientation, and departmental staff meetings), and informal continuous teaching opportunities.

5%

  1. Performs other duties as assigned

100%

 

 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Skill in to speaking, reading, and writing both Spanish and English fluently
  • Ability to interact with a variety of families and health care professionals
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Skill in typing and computer word processing
  • Ability to respond to a variety of demands in a professional manner, and to prioritize multiple requests

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university related to languages, communication, or health care field required Equivalent work experience may substitute for education
  • Minimum six months experience or training in a health care setting and/or in interpreting required

 

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current and valid certifications as a Certified Medical Interpreter or Certified Healthcare Interpreter required, within two years of hire

Job Details

Date Posted October 6, 2017
Date Closes January 4, 2018
Requisition 949905-13716
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Interpreting Services
Function Interpreting Services
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Based on Experience
Hours 40 hours per week hours per week; Varied
Start Date 2017-09-26
Positions Available 1
Desired Secondary Language Skill Spanish
SOC Category 27-3091.00 Interpreters and Translators
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Bilingual
  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Word Processing

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