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Cape Verde Creole Medical Interpreter Waltham/ Weymouth

Company: Boston Children's Hospital
Location: Weymouth
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

This Cape Verde Creole Interpreter - Per Diem will be responsible for:

  • Interpreting for patients/families with limited or no English language proficiency, in their interactions with health care providers and other hospital personnel. This includes complex and/or sensitive encounters, surgical and anesthesia consents, diagnoses, treatment plans, medical histories, social and psychological assessments, among others
  • Assisting patients in scheduling appointments, resolving billing problems and other related matters
  • Identifying, assessing and facilitating the understanding of cultural differences impacting communication
  • Providing interpreting coverage in person, via video and phone, according to the needs and criteria established by the hospital and departmental policies and instructions
  • Translating instructions of medical discharges and other medical texts required for direct care
  • Daily entering of the information required for statistical purposes, in the computerized system of the department
  • Working as an enthusiastic and committed team member and collaborating with other interpreters and hospital staffTo qualify, you must have:
    • A high school or GED diploma required
    • Completion of a Medical Interpreter Training Course is strongly preferred (typically a 40 or 60 hour course)
    • Written and verbal fluency in both English and language of specific population(s) served
    • Strong communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, or well-developed writing skills
    • Fully functional and competent, and performing at a high level of reliability in all duties
    • Certification as a Medical Interpreter from the IMIA (International Medical Interpreter Association) through the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters or CCHI (Certification Commission for Health Care Interpreters) is preferred
    • The ability to travel to satellite locationsPreferred locations that this position will service are in Weymouth and Waltham. Other possible locations could be south shore satellites (Brockton, Dartmouth and Milford satellites) depending on patient volume.*LI#CB

Keywords: Boston Children's Hospital, Weymouth , Cape Verde Creole Medical Interpreter Waltham/ Weymouth, Healthcare , Weymouth, Massachusetts

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