Language Specialist - Full Time - Day
Company: Hackensack University Medical Center
Posted on: January 18, 2023
How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian
Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients
by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our
hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our
long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete
spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in
multiple settings while building your career, all within New
Jersey's premier healthcare system.
The Language Specialist is an interpreter who acts as a conduit of
accurate information between the healthcare provider, patient
and/or family members.
Interprets information from healthcare provider to patient and/or
family members and vice-versa. Translates vital documents and other
educational materials for hospital staff, patients and family
members. Abides by the National Council of Healthcare Interpreters
Code of Ethics. Functions as the mechanism for investigating
patient care complaints that may involve hospital or medical staff
regarding potential violations of interpretation. Participates in
the interpreting of LEP and/or deaf patient complaints. Rounds with
clinical staff on in-patient units. Participates in Basic
Interpreter Training course by acting as evaluator of student's
skill level, lecturing and/or role play exercises. Participates in
and/or lead Medical Center committees, teams, and projects as
requested and/or assigned. Engages in community outreach to
represent the Medical Center to promote patient's rights, including
but not limited to education on federal mandates. Completes other
tasks as assigned by the Operations Manager and/or Administrator.
Lifts a minimum of 10 lbs., pushes and pulls a minimum of 20 lbs.
and stands a minimum of 2 hours a day. Adheres to the standards
identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies and
Standards of Behavior.
Knowledge, Education and Skills Required:
Proficiency in English and at least 1 other foreign language,
Spanish, Korean. 3-4 years interpreting experience in hospital,
medical office and/or international relations. PC keyboard and
basic computer skills. Rotating schedule/shifts and may include
weekends and/or holidays based on needs.
Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred:
Certification or qualification in interpreting.
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