Interpreter – PRN

Company Name: Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta

Location: Atlanta, GA, US - 30342

Job Duration: 2021-06-11 to 2021-07-11

Overview

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Variable
Employment Type:  PRN
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  78004

 

JOB SUMMARY

Provides and ensures quality interpretation to the deaf or limited English speaking patients and families as it relates to their medical care. Proactively supports efforts that ensures delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree or 2 years of experience as an Interpreter in a healthcare or health-related setting

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Interpreting course certificate (e.g., Bridging the Gap, Georgia Perimeter College) specific to LEP Interpreters
  • Certified member of the Registry for Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc (RID) via National Interpreter Certification (NIC) or credentials by the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) or any other RID recognized certification (specific to ASL Interpreters)

EXPERIENCE*

  • 2 years of hospital experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interpretation/Translation or a related field from an accredited institution preferred. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an Interpreter in a healthcare or health related setting. Pediatric experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • The ability to understand and verbalize medical terminology in English and target language.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in both English and target language required.
  • Must be able to interpret information at the patient/family’s level of understanding, recognizing non-verbal communication and cultural patterns, recognizing and using appropriate interventions regarding health literacy.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office related to Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access. Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher within 30 days of date of hire.

 

Additional Minimum Qualifications Specific to Spoken Language Interpreters:

  • Must have a certificate from an interpreting course (Minimum 40 hours preferred; i.e. Bridging the Gap, GA Perimeter College, etc.).
  • Ability to translate medical information preferred.
  • Must pass the medical interpreters skills assessment administered by a third party such as ALTA or another Children’s approved medical interpreting certifying body.

 
Additional Minimum Qualifications Specific to Sign Language Interpreters:

  • Certified member of The Registry for Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) via National Interpreter Certification (NIC) or credentialed by the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) any other RID recognized certification, preferred.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Ability to understand and verbalize medical terminology in English and target language
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and target language
  • Must be able to interpret information at the patient/family’s level of understanding
  • Must be able to recognize non-verbal communication and cultural patterns and recognize and use appropriate interventions regarding health literacy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher within 30 days of employment
  • Must be able to pass the medical interpreters skills assessment administered by a third party such as Language Line University or another approved medical interpreting certifying body (specific to LEP Interpreters)

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Facilitates communication between patient/family and provider by rendering accurate and complete interpretation of the message.
  2. Applies Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as they pertain to Limited English and Sign Language Interpreters. 
  3. Provides limited translation services, effectively writing in English and target language to effectively render discharge instructions and information.
  4. Supports performance improvement goals by successfully recording patient/family interacting encounters on a consistent basis.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking – Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing – Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking – Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Family Support Services – Family Support Services