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Health Care Interpreter (Spanish)

Job ID: 946121
Facility: Vidant Health
Location: Kenansville, NC
FT/PT: Part-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Apr 20, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Duplin Hospital

Vidant Duplin Hospital is an 81-bed facility located in Kenansville, North Carolina and has 20 practicing physicians on its active medical staff. Vidant Duplin serves Duplin County and surrounding communities in Eastern North Carolina with a population of approximately 60,000 people. On an annually basis, it serves 3,800 inpatients and over 52,000 outpatients (including nearly 30,0000 ED visits), in addition to a surgical volume of 2,050.

Position Summary

As a Health Care Interpreter (Spanish), you will provide oral interpretation 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. Limited written translation is also required.

  • Must communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with supervisors, co-workers, and all other team members. Communication takes place by computer, telephone, email, fax, pager, and/or in-person
  • Must have knowledge of computer systems, including hardware and software
  • Must become knowledgeable about Vidant Health resources and other relevant sources of information
  • Must follow ethical principles, including accepted interpreter codes of ethics and standards of practice. Must act as a clarifier and a culture broker, as appropriate
  • Must be willing to assist with other departmental needs as needed. Position requires travel
  • Must consistently extend hospitality, warmth, compassion, and respect to all patients, families, and team members. The Interpreter will treat everyone with dignity, patience, tolerance, friendliness, and courtesy

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate Degree or higher

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

  • Up to two years of 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

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Two or more years of satisfactory supervised work experience as a healthcare interpreter in an acute care hospital or public health care setting

  • Knowledge of medical terminology

  • Education and/or work experience in candidate's non-native country

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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