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Interpreter-Spanish

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Location:Medical Center - Fort WorthDepartment:Case ManagementShift:Weekend Shift (United States of America)Standard Weekly Hours:4Summary:To provide patient, families, visitors, and staff access to employees who accurately interpret via face to face encounters during designated hours. Spanish Interpreters are bilingual and proficient in English and Spanish to interpret health care information to and from Spanish-speaking patients/patients families and Medical Center health care providers. Act as a Language liaison between the patient, family, and staff in support of the medical plan of care. Facilitates acquisition of Interpreter Services for non-Spanish Languages (via OPI/over the phone, VRI/video remote interpreter and/or contract services). Education: oHigh School diploma or equivalent required. oAbility to precisely and accurately translate critical medical information from English to the patient's native language.o1-2 years of experience in a healthcare setting with current knowledge of medical terminology and procedures.oPrevious interpretation / translation experience preferred.oStrong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation.oExcellent communication and active listening skills.oAbility to maintain confidentiality of records and information.oAbility to interact and communicate with people in-person and over the telephone, often in stressful situations.oSpanish interpreters / translators must meet Spanish proficiency levels defined by Cook Childrens Health Care System and measured by objective and nationally recognized oral language, reading and writing tests. All applicants are tested to determine their Spanish proficiency level.To qualify for employment, applicants must meet minimally required Spanish proficiency levels. Testing will be administrated by a contracted testing service prior to completion of the employment process. Applicants must test at the proficient level to qualify.Subsequent to employment, Spanish proficiency levels are verified as part of the employees annual review. Testing is administered by a contracted testing service. Certification/Licensure: Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for Health Care Providers required within 30 days of employment and must be maintained per Medical Center Policy, MC 175About Us:Cook Children's Medical Center is the cornerstone of Cook Children's, and offers advanced technologies, research and treatments, surgery, rehabilitation and ancillary services all designed to meet children's needs.Cook Children's is an EOE/AA, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Fort Worth , Interpreter-Spanish, Other , Fort Worth, Texas

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