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Medical Interpreter 1 - Cantonese & Mandarin

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
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Medical Interpreter 1 - Cantonese & Mandarin

Req #: 169508
Department: UWMC Interpreter Services
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 01/07/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $19.49 - $26.73 per hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals," UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Our INTERPRETER SERVICES department has an outstanding opportunity for a part time temporary/hourly MEDICAL INTERPRETER 1 - CANTONESE AND MANDARIN. This individual performs interpretation services to patients who have limited English skills, enabling the patient(s) to access medical care. The Medical Interpreter will provide spoken language interpretation to patients, medical providers, and staff, which includes sight translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpretation.

Under general supervision, the Medical Interpreter 1 performs interpretation services to patients who have limited English skills, enabling the patient(s) to access medical care.  This position requires proficiency in oral and written English and [job-specific] languages. The Medical Interpreter 1 will provide spoken language interpretation to patients, medical providers, and staff, which includes sight translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpretation.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides interpretation for target languages.

Provides accurate rendition of a written text in one language to an oral message in another language.

Provides spoken language interpretation, in person, by telephone or video to:

Transmit information accurately between patient and provider or staff

Encourage direct communication between patient and provider or staff

Manage complexity of cross-cultural encounter

Utilize/integrate ethical practice to guide behavior in all interpretation

Follows the Interpreter Services Department Standards of Practice.

Consults with provider prior to encounter.

Assesses patients interpretation needs.

Explains and clarifies cultural behaviors.

Assists patient to complete medical, financial and/or other forms.

Demonstrates personal commitment to meeting communication needs of customers.

Assists and participates in translation projects.

Is willing to take advantage of other shift opportunities for scheduling purposes.

Maintains confidentiality while utilizing computerized patient information systems.

Performs usual office tasks as needed.

Maintains and uses supplies and equipment in a cost-effective manner.

Confirms patient appointments by calling clinic and patient prior to appointment, as directed.

Answers and directs telephone inquiries, takes and directs messages accurately, demonstrating courteous, professional telephone skills.

Appropriately directs patients and others to other departments across the medical center.

Acts as an advocate for the patient/family through such activities as assisting with locating appropriate staff to address concerns, and safeguarding patients privacy and confidentiality.

Demonstrates an atmosphere/attitude of respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of each person encountered in the clinic/unit setting.

Promotes and protects general safety for patients/families/friends and co-workers through measures such as adherence to correct procedures, accurate, timely communication of messages and test results, and appropriate consultation.

Acts promptly and effectively during an emergency situation.

Participates in and supports quality assessment and improvement activities.

Maintains/improves knowledge and skills related to medical interpreting, medical terminology, policies/procedures, medical center services, use of work equipment and supplies through use of appropriate resources to meet identified learning needs.

Completes new employee competencies, consistently completes annual competencies and attends department specific in-service educational offerings.

Supports development of department and divisional efficiency and effectiveness through activities such as:

Participating in departmental, clinic and divisional problem-solving

Demonstrating support for department and divisional policies

Sharing expertise

Contributing to selected department projects and committees

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school graduation or equivalent AND three years of interpretation experience with two years interpretation experience in a clinic or hospital setting AND Washington State Department of Social and Health Services certification or qualification

OR

equivalent education/experience.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


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Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-06

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