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Medical Interpreter - Tri Lingual - Worcester

Company: Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Location: Worcester
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

We are searching for a Tri Lingual Medical Interpreter at Edward M Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester!Must be tri lingual in Portuguese, Spanish and EnglishSummaryTo transmit verbal, non verbal, factual and effective messages accurately to patients, staff and health care providers on behalf of patients who are not fluent in the English language. To attain and maintain adherence to the Practice Standards outlined for medical interpreters by the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA). The Medical Interpreter I is a member of the clinical practice team and works collaboratively with other team members in providing patient care. As part of the team-based approach to care, the Medical Interpreter II will participate in coordinating care for individual patients, will support patients and families in self-management, through evidenced-based approaches as may be appropriate, will engage in health center projects that are aimed at specific patient population needs, and will utilize effective and appropriate communication strategies, such as health literacy approaches when working with patients.ResponsibilitiesProvide medical interpretation during on-site medical appointments to assist providers, staff and patients of the Health Center as neededTranslate telephone messages for monolingual clinical and administrative staffTranslate written information for the Health Center as requested and within scope of training and/or educationPerform other duties and work assignments as assigned by the supervisor including attendance of requested department, center, and outside meetings and/or trainingsSupports a work environment that is responsible and sensitive to the needs of a diverse staff and clientsInterpreters must maintain confidentialityInterpreters must select the terms and language which most accurately convey the content and spirit of what is being saidVariable Work Schedule - Weekend and evening schedule rotation as needed.Required QualificationsHigh School Diploma or equivalentSuccessful completion of Medical Interpreter Certification course and required to meet Health Center's Language Testing Policy including passing telephonic and/or written language test(s)Substitutions Allowed: Successful completion of Medical Interpreter Certification course within 6-months of hire and required to meet Health Center's Language Testing Policy including passing telephonic and/or written language test(s)Tri Lingual in English, Portuguese and SpanishPreferred Qualifications1-3 years of medical interpreter experience within a healthcare or dental settingAssociates Degree in related fieldEdward M. Kennedy Community Health Center has several locations providing a wide range of primary care and dental services in the Central MA and Metro West areas. Employees care about our patients, the organization, their fellow employees, as well as their community. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, we recognize the power of a diverse community; we encourage and welcome applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. We offer a wide range of benefits to our regular employees including paid time off, health insurance, tuition reimbursement, a retirement plan, and life & disability insurance.

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