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Cedars-Sinai Spanish Clinical Interpreter - Interpreter Services - Full Time - 8hr Days in Los Angeles, California

Make a difference every single day!

At Cedars-Sinai, we're motivated by a collective spirit of innovation and the challenge to continuously improve. Above all, we share a real passion for helping others. Day after day, from department to department, our people give their all to create a community unlike any other. This is just one of the many reasons U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals—and now we invite you to join us and make a difference every single day in service of this outstanding work – perfection and innovation in patient care, research, and community service. From working with a team of dedicated professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have phenomenal resources to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of a licensed care giver, the Clinical Interpreter/Translator facilitates communication between physicians, nurses, volunteers, non-clinical staff, patients, patients' families and the community. Responsibilities include oral interpretation, written translation, session statistics, service rounds, special projects, office duties, and assisting volunteers within the Medical Center. The Clinical Interpreter/Translator position requires a high level of expertise and professionalism in interpreting and translating techniques, and performs all job duties with sensitivity and attention to the age and developmental issues of the patient populations served that include: the hearing impaired; limited English; and non-English speaking populations. Provides care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state and local requirements and accrediting bodies. Exercises independent problem solving abilities. Will work in a highly visible, very active environment. Must be able to work a flexible work schedule.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interprets between English to Spanish language for Cedars-Sinai staff and patient/family while maintaining confidentiality, safeguarding the patient’s interests, and completing the appropriate documentation after each session.

  • Completes written translations, such as instructions, letters from quality assurance, education materials, schedules, questions from patient, and other translations, assuring that the content is conveyed accurately and efficiently.

  • Completes special projects or other tasks on a timely basis as per departmental guidelines.

  • Adheres to departmental guidelines and adapts to changes in unit when policies and procedures change.

  • Functions as a resource to physicians, nursing staff, and others staff members for clinical interpretation.

  • Processes and maintains each session documentation.

  • Provides appropriate referral/triage regarding remote medical interpreting program called My Accessible Real Time Trusted Interpreter (MARTTI).

  • Completes accurate Session Records or other work time documentation according to departmental guidelines.

  • Performs other related duties or special projects as assigned or required.

Job Requirements:

  • A High School Diploma or GED is required.

  • Two years of experience translating, reading and writing documents in English to the target language within a medical setting, with a full command of the English language and knowledge of medical terminology.

  • Two years in a role that demonstrates ability to read handwritten and typed documents in English and the target language, speak clear English and the target language, and write in English and the target language.

  • Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI) issued by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) or Certified Healthcare Interpreter (CHI) issued by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).

  • Must successfully pass a Medical Center Interpreter Services Language Proficiency Assessment/Training Program upon hire.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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