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Children's Hospital Boston Spanish Medical Interpreter I - Part time 20 hours in Boston, Massachusetts

57152BRTitle:Spanish Medical Interpreter I - Part time 20 hoursDepartment:Patient Services-Interpreter ServicesAutoReqId:57152BRStatus:Part-TimeStandard Hours per Week:20 Job Category:Support ServicesJob 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 the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Interpreter Services Department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

This Spanish Medical Interpreter will be responsible for:

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

  • Sight translates/translates forms such as medical intake forms or instructions in the presence of the provider, according to the department’s practice. Translations should be no longer than two paragraphs or one page maximum. Otherwise, they will be outsourced to BCH vendors.

  • Recognizing cultural differences between families and providers and facilitates communication, bridging cultural gaps.

  • Providing general, non-technical information to allow patients to navigate the health care system.

  • Maintaining competency through independent study, participation in professional conferences and other continuing education programs.

  • Abiding by the professional code of ethics and standards of practice.

  • Complying with all hospital policies and department administrative requirements, including data collection processes.

  • Applying critical thinking, communication skills, and has a global grasp of the situation, coupled with linguistic skills acquired through a process of integrating formal and experiential knowledge.

  • Assisting patients in scheduling appointments. Translates other hospital literature for patients as schedule permits.

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

To qualify, you must have:

  • High School / GED

  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree

  • Successful passing of Boston Children's Hospital Interpreter Services technical evaluation.

  • Completion of medical interpreting training program preferred.

  • National Certification in Medical Interpreting preferred.

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including 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.

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.

Office/Site Location:Jamaica PlainRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular

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