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Health Care Interpreter (Spanish) - Language Access Services - Nights

Job ID: 955509
Facility: Vidant Health
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Dec 27, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

Position Summary

  • Primary responsibility is accurate oral interpretation between a speaker with limited English proficiency (LEP) and the healthcare team.  Limited written translation is also part of the core position responsibility.
  • Follow ethical principles, including accepted interpreter codes of ethics and standards of practice.
  • Interpret messages in the appropriate mode into target and source languages, maintaining and mediating message content, context, and style in accordance with professional standards.
  • Identify and resolve conflicts related to the meanings of words, concepts, practices, values or behaviors. Act as a clarifier and a culture broker within encounters, as appropriate.
  • Advocate for LEP patients and families.  Assist them navigate the healthcare system.
  • Consult reference materials (such as dictionaries, lexicons, encyclopedias, and computerized terminology banks) as needed to ensure interpretation and translation accuracy. Compile terminology and information to be used in interpretations and translations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate Degree or higher
  • 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.

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.

Other Information

  • This position is for night shift at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.
  • Some travel will be required for this role.

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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