• Medical Interpreter

    WellStar Health SystemsRoswell, GA 30077

    Job #969454066

  • Overview

    At WellStar, we all share common goals. That's what makes us so successful - and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

    Responsibilities

    The medical interpreter will provide consecutive, simultaneous, and sight interpretation to patients and their families with limited English proficiency (LEP) in order to enhance patients- and family members- understanding of medical procedures, treatment options, discharge instructions, patient and family education and follow-up care. Interpretation should be relayed in compliance with hospital policies and procedures and HIPPA Standards. Medical Interpreters will promote the appropriate utilization of language access services at WellStar, both in person and over the phone and will perform other related duties incidental to the work described below.

    Qualifications

    Required Minimum Education: High school graduate and two (2) years experience as a full-time medical interpreter in a hospital setting or Associate-s or Bachelor-s Degree in Spanish with 1-3 years experience in health care setting. Must provide proof of medical interpreter training - minimum of 40 hours. Applicant must have completied -Bridging the Gap- medical interpretation training.

    Required Minimum Experience: Minimum of 2 years of previous experience as a medical interpreter in a hospital setting. Minimum of 2 years of experience in customer service in a health care setting and ability to work with a wide range of people of diverse cultural/socio-economic backgrounds. Experience and/or education as an English/Spanish translator preferred.

    Required Minimum Skills : Superior fluency in English and Spanish both oral and written. Assessed competencies at 10 or above, as indicated in a language skills competency test administered by an impartial organization. Must be able to translate English to Spanish and Spanish to English. Excellent communication skills. Strong medical vocabulary required. CANDIDATE QUALIFICATION PREFERENCES 3-5 years of experience in a healthcare setting. Excellent organizational, problem-solving and interpretation skills. Native or near native fluency in Spanish with strong writing and speaking skills in English.

    Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For". Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.

    WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.

    Department Interpreter Services

    Facility WellStar Shared Services

    Category Professional

    City Roswell

    Shift Various

    State Georgia

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