Casual Medical Interpreter - Spanish

Job Requisition #: JR62955

End Date: 6/30/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Clinical (non-nursing), Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Language Services at ChristianaCare is committed to ensuring safe, high quality care for our culturally diverse population. ChristianaCare's Language Services is a licensed training organization for The Community Interpreter®. We offer a full spectrum of language services including medical interpreting done by qualified professionals for individual with limited English proficiency (LEP) or who are Deaf.

ChristianaCare's Language Services is currently seeking a Casual Spanish Medical Interpreter. This position is "casual" which means the interpreter is called when increased patient demands require additional staff to provide services. This position requires availability during working hours, evening and weekends. This position is designed to help our staff convey information and services to our vast and growing community.

The ideal candidates will have expert proficiency in speaking and communicating fluently. You will be required to complete and pass competency testing in the language. Medical interpreter training by a qualified training program is required, experience in the medical field is greatly preferred. In addition, the ideal candidates must be extremely flexible in availability for on-call and emergency needs at the hospitals.

The primary function is to serve as a medical interpreter for patients and staff, rendering information accurately and completely between English and Spanish in compliance with all ChristianaCare Language Services and ChristianaCare hospital policies and procedures, particularly relating to patient confidentiality and informed consent, following the NCIHC Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Key components of the position are to provide accurate and qualified interpretation between limited English proficient (LEP) patients and English-speaking healthcare providers to facilitate successful health outcomes:

  • Serve as a resource to both patients and providers to contribute to successful outcomes.

  • Explain ChristianaCare linguistic and cultural resource to both patients and providers.

  • Provide face to face, telephonic or video interpretation for encounters, including and not limited to:

    • Medical appointments

    • Assessments

    • Family meetings

    • Psychiatric and social work consultations

    • Teaching

    • Informed consents

    • Explanation of tests and procedures

    • Palliative care

    • End of life

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required. An associate's degree or college work in any area related to science or human services highly desired.

  • Fluency in Spanish and English (Advance High level or above).

  • Proof of Medical interpreter training- a minimum 40 hour interpreter training program and/ or a college degree in interpreting desirable.

  • National Certification as a Medical or Healthcare interpreter highly desired.

  • Experience in a healthcare setting as a medical interpreter, remote interpreting experience a plus.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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