Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System PRN- Medical Interpreter (RUSSIAN) in Spartanburg, South Carolina
High school graduate or equivalent.
Minimum of one year experience interpreting in a healthcare environment
The Interpreter Specialist provides medical and general interpreting services for Limited English proficient patients/guests and/or deaf patients/guests. Viable candidates may be requested to successfully complete a medical interpretation competency assessment.
Must be bilingual in English and a target language such as Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, American Sign Language, etc. with strong verbal and written skills in these languages.
Must be able to manage multiple tasks, assignments, and deadlines.
Collaborates with Dispatcher to ensure that medical interpreter requests are met on a timely basis.
Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to exercise good judgment, tact, and diplomacy.
Must be available to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, on an as needed basis.
Ensures that medical interpreter Code of Ethics is followed during encounters with staff and patients/guests.
Assists English speaking employees to communicate with Limited English Proficient patients/guests in culturally and linguistically appropriate styles and behaviors.
Records & documents medical interpretation activities according to departmental guidelines, noting staff or patient’s concerns & issues related to risk management directives or violations of hospital policies.
Perform other duties as assigned.