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Health Care Interpreter (Spanish) - Language Access Services - Flexible Days - Kenansville, NC

Job ID: 946626
Facility: Vidant Health
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Dec 31, 2020

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We are working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. Vidant Health is made up of 8 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Medical Center is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

Position Summary

As the Health Care Spanish Interpreter, you will be assigned to work at Vidant Duplin Hospital, Kenansville, NC, to provide oral interpretation, as well as limited written translation, between speakers with limited English proficiency (LEP) and the healthcare team. Communication includes conveying meaning accurately between and among patients with LEP or other communication barriers, their families, and team members. Must provide direct communication effectively to supervisors, co-workers, and all team members. Direct communications consist of computers, telephone, in written form, email, fax, pager, and/or in-person. Must have knowledge of computers systems (including hardware and software), to assist with basic team member training and troubleshooting. Willingness to follow ethical principles, including accepted interpreter codes of ethics and standards of practice, in identifying and resolving conflicts related to the meaning of words, concepts, practices, values or behaviors. You will act as a clarifier and a culture broker within encounters, as appropriate.

To be a Health Care Spanish Interpreter, you must be resourceful of Vidant Health and of other relevant sources of information. Extend warmth, compassion, and respect to patients, families, and all team members. This includes dignity, patience, tolerance, friendliness, and courtesy. Willingness to assist with other departmental needs, as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate Degree or higher

  • National Certification as a Certified Medical Interpreter or Certified Healthcare Interpreter is required within 2 years of hire.

  • Zero to two years related experience

  • Demonstrated language proficiency in speaking and listening in primary and secondary languages.  Proficiency must be equivalent to Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) skill level 3+ or higher.

  • Bilingual professional experience that required daily interaction in primary and secondary languages.

  • Degrees of equivalent level attained outside of the U.S. can be used to meet the educational requirement.

Other Information

Full Time

Flexible Day Shifts

Some traveling will be required  - Must have a valid Driver's License

Must be available to support regional needs

Great Benefits such as:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401 K (Retirement Plan)
  • Pay Time Off
  • Education Assistance

Questions:  [email protected]


General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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