Under general supervision, this position is responsible for providing accurate, complete, and transparent onsite medical interpretation between Rady's medical providers, personnel, and the limited English proficient (LEP) patient and their family from the source language into the target language. He/she is responsible for facilitating the interpretation session in a professional, focused, and culturally aware manner to ensure both parties know precisely what each speaker said and understands the information being communicated.
He/she has the skill to provide translation of written medical documentation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English and is able to manage multiple language service requests in a fast paced environment. Abides by department standards as well as the National Standards of Practice for Interpreters in Healthcare, HIPAA privacy and confidentiality laws.
Interprets with a high degree of accuracy and completeness in consecutive, simultaneous, and sight translation modes
Certification from an accredited medical interpreter program
Previous experience in healthcare
Fluent in English/Spanish including medical terminology in both languages
Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook; must also have experience using mobile devices such as iPads, tablets, and pagers
Experience with documenting in an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) (EPIC preferred)
Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) or National Board of Certification of Medical Interpreter
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego