Part-Time- American Sign Language Medical Interpreter

Job Requisition #: JR67950

End Date: 11/30/2023

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Professional

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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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.

We are seeking a Part-time American Sign Language Medical Interpreter to serve deaf and hard of hearing patients and staff, rendering information accurately and completely in compliance with all the CC Language Services and CC hospital policies and procedures. The position will rotate across all campus locations and the work hours are Monday - Friday, day shift. There is also, an On-call rotation every three weeks overnight.

The ideal candidate will understand a variety of signing and spoken styles and registers and interpret with the highest degree of accuracy and completeness. They will demonstrate cultural competency and understand language as an expression of culture, recognize the underlying assumptions of each party about medicine, the encounter, the illness etc. and use this understanding to empower patient and provider to better understand each other. In addition, have the ability to work well under pressure and manage stressful situations.

Christiana care offers:

  • Diverse and Inclusive culture

  • Robust benefit package including full medical, dental and vision

  • Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more


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

  • Fluency in American Sign Language and English, the latter both oral and written.

  • One to two years' experience in a healthcare setting as a medical interpreter, preferred

  • Certification Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) preferred

About ChristianaCare

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, two hospitals (1,227 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.

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.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

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