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Children's Hospital Boston Portuguese & Cape-Verdean Medical Interpreter II in Boston, Massachusetts

73191BRJob Posting Title:Portuguese & Cape-Verdean Medical Interpreter IIDepartment:Patient Services-Interpreter ServicesAutoReqId:73191BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:Support ServicesJob Posting Description:The Portuguese & Cape-Verdean Interpreter will be responsible for:

  • Medical Interpreting for patients and families with limited or no English language proficiency in their interactions with care providers and other hospital personnel.

  • Translating complex and/or sensitive medical and personal information, including diagnostic and surgical procedures, treatment plans, medical histories and medical, social and psychological assessments.

  • Identifying, assessing and facilitating understanding of cultural differences impacting communication.

  • Preparing written translations of individual patient instructions, such as discharge instructions and treatment plans.

  • Translating other hospital literature for patients as schedule permits.

  • Providing education and training to hospital staff on subjects such as working effectively with an interpreter and cross‑cultural communication. Assisting in development and preparation of training materials.

  • Maintaining computerized records of daily activities, including diary of daily patient transactions.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Completion of 40+ hour Portuguese Cape-Verde Medical Interpreter training course / certification strongly preferred.

  • National certification (from the Certification Commission for Health Care Interpreters-CCHI or the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters-NBCMI) is preferred.

  • Minimum of two years of medical interpreting experience is required.

  • High school or GED level of education is required.

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

  • Written and verbal fluency in both English and language of specific populations served.

This position will be located in Boston

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 (50% off). Discover your best.Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular Remote Eligibility :Onsite Only