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Children's Hospital Boston Portuguese and Cape Verdean Medical Interpreter in Boston, Massachusetts

60822BRJob Posting Title:Portuguese and Cape Verdean Medical InterpreterDepartment:Patient Services-Interpreter ServicesAutoReqId:60822BRStatus:Part-TimeStandard Hours per Week:34 Job Posting Category:AdministrationJob Posting Description:

This Portuguese and Cape Verdean Medical​ Interpreter will be responsible for:

  • Interpreting for patients/families with limited or no English language 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 other tasks

  • 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 diploma / GED required. Associate's or Bachelor's Degree preferred

  • Completion of a Medical Interpreter Training Course is strongly preferred (typically a 40 or 60 hour course)

  • Written and verbal fluency in English, Portuguese and Cape Verdean is required

  • Strong knowledge of medical terminology in English and Portuguese/Cape Verdean

  • Strong communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, or well‑developed writing skills

  • A National Certification in Medical Interpreting is preferred

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes. Discover your best.

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*LI Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular

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