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Interpreter (Medical)

Monroe, NC (Union County)

Posted 07/17/2020

 

NCAPHA Is actively recruiting for a contract Interpreter to work at the Union County Health Dept. in Monroe, NC

TITLE:               INTERPRETER(MEDICAL)

SCHEDULE:     As Needed

Classification Summary: Assists the DHHS to expand the capacity to deliver effective oral interpretation between Limited English Proficient clients and Human Services employees.  Employee also provides written translation services to the division s within DHHS and may occasionally be asked to interpret for calls through the main government center switchboard.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 Convey communication between the provider and the client, while converting the exchange from one language into another.  The interpreter works in all program areas of the Personal Health Division and in a variety of settings including clinics, homes, and community sites. Interpreters act as accurately as possible, given the idiomatic difference between languages, while keeping the spirit and letter of the original communication.  Communicates possible misunderstandings by the client to the provider.

conveys information regarding the client’s needs.  This may include consent for care, screening, treatment, recommendations, instructions for follow-up, and future appointments.  Interpreters act as accurately as possible, given the idiomatic difference between languages, while keeping the spirit and letter of the original communication.  Communicates possible misunderstandings by the client to the provider. 

Assists the provider in understanding the client’s culture. This includes nonverbal communications, health practices, and social relationships.  The interpreter does not attempt to explain health care procedures, other than what is communicated by the health professional.  Maintains strict confidentiality regarding any and all patient-provider communication.  Refrains from inserting own opinion or judgement when communicating with clients.

Provides some translation of written letters and simple written informational and instructional materials, being very careful to translate as literally as possible, given the idiomatic differences between languages.

Performs work during emergency/disaster situations.

Performs clerical and other related duties as assigned.

Has knowledge of office practices and procedures.

Performs appropriately under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.

Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities.

Communicates clearly and effectively in person and by phone; uses tact, courtesy and decorum to project a favorable image for the agency.

Assists health care professionals with medical exams to include exam rooms, obtaining and recording patient vital signs, performing vision and hearing tests, acting as a chaperone during exams as needed, demonstrating proper handling of specimens. Maintains clinic supplies to include monitoring supply levels and stocking rooms with supplies and other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

Graduation from high school or a GED and 2 years of experience as a medical interpreter and translator; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses Or Certifications:

Successful completion of Union County Public Health clinical assistant training (provided upon hire).

Special Requirements:

The candidate must possess a high level of skill directly related to translating and interpreting from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish.

If selected, the candidate of choice must successfully pass the Interpreter Skills Test to receive an official job offer.

PREFFERRED QUALIFICATIONS;

None specified.

Licenses or Certifications:

Medical Office Assistant Certification, Medical Assistant Certification, Certified Nursing Assistant Certification, Certificate of Competence for Medical Interpreting from a credible testing agency, International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA), Certification for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI), or American Translators Association (ATA) Certification

 Special Requirements:

None specified.  

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES SHOULD APPLY ONLINE AT: WWW.NCAPHA.ORG

(APPLICANTS NEED TO INDICATE THIS POSITION ON THEIR APPLICATION)