Medical Interpreter II - Spanish - 116937
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#116937 Medical Interpreter II - SpanishInitial Review Date: Thu 6/30/2022
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UC San Diego Health Interpreter Services is part of the Office of Experience Transformation.
Under the supervision of the Manager for Interpreter Services and the Director for Experience Operations, the Medical Interpreter II independently performs general medical interpreting/translation for the patient care staff, Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients and their families. This role will assess and monitor the patient's understanding of the information conveyed and keep the clinical team members informed as to the level of that understanding. The medical interpreter can suggest referrals to medical staff, clinical social workers, chaplains, and patient services representatives.
The medical interpreters are looked up as subject matter experts and are responsible for accurately conveying information between patient and provider. Must maintain confidentiality, impartiality, professional integrity, and abide by the code of interpreters' ethics. In addition to conveying information to the patient, the medical interpreter manages the flow of communication to maintain accuracy and to build rapport between the provider and the patient. Additionally, the medical interpreter translates discharge instructions, records services provided in a daily activity report, and performs related duties as assigned.
Other duties include accurately translating text, and applying a thorough knowledge of languages including recent vocabulary, new technical terms, and slang. Administrative duties include completing the necessary paperwork in a timely fashion, reporting problems or conflicts to the supervisors, and attending department and divisional meetings.
Completion and certification from an independent medical interpreter school or program.
Four (4) years of experience as a Medical Interpreter.
Bilingual in both Spanish and English.
Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Experience working with mobile devices such as iPads, tablets, and pagers
- Bachelor’s degree
- Certification from the Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) or National Board of Certification of Medical Interpreters
- Member of the California Healthcare Interpreting Association
- Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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