Children's Hospital Boston Per Diem - ASL Interpreter in Boston, Massachusetts
Title Per Diem - ASL Interpreter
Department Patient Services-Interpreter Services
Job Posting Description At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Interpreting Department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Per Diem Interpreter will be responsible for:
Interpreting for patients/families with limited hearing proficiency, in their interactions with health care providers and other hospital personnel. This includes complex and/or sensitive encounters, surgical and anesthesia consents, diagnoses, treatment plans, medical histories, social and psychological assessments, among others
Assisting patients in scheduling appointments, resolving billing problems and other related matters.
Identifying, assessing and facilitating the understanding of cultural differences impacting communication.
Providing interpreting coverage in person, via video and phone, according to the needs and criteria established by the hospital and departmental policies and instructions.
Translating instructions of medical discharges and other medical texts required for direct care.
Daily entering of the information required for statistical purposes, in the computerized system of the department.
Working as an enthusiastic and committed team member and collaborating with other interpreters and hospital staff.
To qualify, you must have:
A high school level of education and two to three years’ of ASL experience.
Experience working in a healthcare environment strongly preferred.
The analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
The ability to travel to satellite locations.
Communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, or well‑developed writing skills.
Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Status Per Diem
Standard Hours per Week 1