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Children's Hospital Boston Spanish Medical Interpreter II in Boston, Massachusetts

68877BRJob Posting Title:Spanish Medical Interpreter IIDepartment:Patient Services-Interpreter ServicesAutoReqId:68877BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:ClinicalJob Posting Description: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. This can includes complex and/or sensitive encounters, surgical and anesthesia consents, diagnoses, treatment plans, medical histories, psychological assessments, among others

  • Providing interpreting coverage in person, via video and phone as needed

  • Sight translating/translating forms such as medical intake forms or instructions in the presence of the provider, according to the department’s practice

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

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

  • 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. Translating 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:

  • A High School diploma / GED is required. Associate's or Bachelor's Degree preferred

  • The ability to interpret in person at the hospital and via video

  • Written and verbal fluency in both English and language of specific population(s) served

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

  • A National Certification in Medical Interpreting is preferred

The schedule for this role is M-F 11am-7:30pm

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular