Medical Interpreter - Sign Language

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Job Description

Position Summary

The American Sign Language (ASL) Medical Interpreter provides medical and general interpreting services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients/guests and will work on a PRN basis.

Minimum Requirements

Education High school graduate or GED required, Associate or Bachelor's degree preferred. Successful completion of medical terminology and medical interpretation training are preferred. Viable candidates may be requested to successfully complete a medical interpretation sign language competency assessment.

Experience A minimum of one-year experience interpreting in a healthcare environment is required.

Required Licenses/Registrations/Certifications

Not required, but certifications are highly recommended

Core Job Responsibilities

Must be proficient in ASL with strong verbal and written skills.
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 employees to communicate with Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients/guests in culturally and linguistically appropriate styles and behaviors.
Records & documents medical interpretation activities according to departmental guidelines, noting staff or patients concerns & issues related to risk management directives or violations of hospital policies.