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Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System PRN- Medical Interpreter (RUSSIAN) in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Education

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

    Experience

  • 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.

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