Translator/Interpreter

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Yakima , WA 98908

Posted 2 months ago

ROLE SUMMARY Translates and interprets foreign languages to and from English to patients, family, visitors, medical and hospital staff. Provides knowledge of principles of English and foreign language grammar, spelling and punctuation, foreign cultures, and commonly and vernacularly used medical terminology.# Speaks, reads and writes in English and one or more foreign languages. # ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Promotes the wellbeing of patients being registered/admitted in a prompt, orderly manner in accordance with practices as described in the Patient Access Services policies and procedures.

Performs diversified tasks and duties associated with inpatient admissions, Emergency Department registration, cashiering, and communications.

Maintains accurate patient account information: verifies insurance, discusses financial responsibility with patients and collects payment. Interprets oral messages, reads/translates written information, messages, questions and explanations from English to a foreign language and vice versa, serving patients, family, visitors, medical and hospital staff, and general public.

Interprets/translates messages into specified language using the appropriate (oral) style i.e.; consecutively, simultaneously or paraphrase, maintaining message content, context and style as much as applicable to the situation.

Interprets/translates, proofreads, edits and revises written materials as requested, including but not limited to consents, physical history, discharge instructions, education material, correspondence, and legal and medical material. Refers to reference materials, such as dictionaries, manuals, journals, encyclopedias and Internet sites as needed to conduct research and ensure accuracy.

Identifies, resolves and communicates conflicts related to the meaning of words, concepts, practices or behaviors or cultures.

Checks translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure accuracy and consistency throughout translation revisions. Prioritizes and organize workload and follow internal communication plan to complete assignments.

Works as a liaison with other departments, nursing units, agencies and/or medical offices to meet interpreting/translation needs.

Explains hospital policies, procedures and protocol to patients and families. Provides general information to the public, agendas, meetings, or community events.


QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS Education:


High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Additional education of English and other foreign language study and/or cultural programs preferred.


Experience:


Fluency in English and at least one other foreign language required.Medical office experience preferred.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration:Medical interpreter certification preferred.

Level of Business Knowledge/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Medical terminology/Clerical/Customer Service/Translator/Interpreter required. ABOUT US Virginia Mason Memorial, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is made up of a 226-bed hospital as well as 20+ primary care and specialty care practices/services.

We are a nonprofit community hospital that has served Central Washington#s Yakima Valley for more than 60 years. We are seeking remarkable employees with a passion for patients and customer service to add to our growing team. We offer a two-tier benefit plan including medical, dental, vision coverage, plus a generous 401K plan (with matching!), life insurance options, competitive compensation, an employee wellness clinic and leadership development and education.

Why do we do what we do? As the region#s leading health care provider and Yakima#s largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we can transform Yakima!# Our vision is to #create healthy communities one person at a time.# This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible. We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!# #Virginia Mason Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires.# The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties.# Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve.# This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will.# #

ROLE SUMMARY

Translates and interprets foreign languages to and from English to patients, family, visitors, medical and hospital staff. Provides knowledge of principles of English and foreign language grammar, spelling and punctuation, foreign cultures, and commonly and vernacularly used medical terminology. Speaks, reads and writes in English and one or more foreign languages.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Promotes the wellbeing of patients being registered/admitted in a prompt, orderly manner in accordance with practices as described in the Patient Access Services policies and procedures.

Performs diversified tasks and duties associated with inpatient admissions, Emergency Department registration, cashiering, and communications.

Maintains accurate patient account information: verifies insurance, discusses financial responsibility with patients and collects payment. Interprets oral messages, reads/translates written information, messages, questions and explanations from English to a foreign language and vice versa, serving patients, family, visitors, medical and hospital staff, and general public.

Interprets/translates messages into specified language using the appropriate (oral) style i.e.; consecutively, simultaneously or paraphrase, maintaining message content, context and style as much as applicable to the situation.

Interprets/translates, proofreads, edits and revises written materials as requested, including but not limited to consents, physical history, discharge instructions, education material, correspondence, and legal and medical material. Refers to reference materials, such as dictionaries, manuals, journals, encyclopedias and Internet sites as needed to conduct research and ensure accuracy.

Identifies, resolves and communicates conflicts related to the meaning of words, concepts, practices or behaviors or cultures.

Checks translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure accuracy and consistency throughout translation revisions. Prioritizes and organize workload and follow internal communication plan to complete assignments.

Works as a liaison with other departments, nursing units, agencies and/or medical offices to meet interpreting/translation needs.

Explains hospital policies, procedures and protocol to patients and families. Provides general information to the public, agendas, meetings, or community events.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Education: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Additional education of English and other foreign language study and/or cultural programs preferred.

Experience: Fluency in English and at least one other foreign language required.Medical office experience preferred.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration:Medical interpreter certification preferred.

Level of Business Knowledge/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Medical terminology/Clerical/Customer Service/Translator/Interpreter required.

ABOUT US

Virginia Mason Memorial, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is made up of a 226-bed hospital as well as 20+ primary care and specialty care practices/services.

We are a nonprofit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for more than 60 years. We are seeking remarkable employees with a passion for patients and customer service to add to our growing team.

We offer a two-tier benefit plan including medical, dental, vision coverage, plus a generous 401K plan (with matching!), life insurance options, competitive compensation, an employee wellness clinic and leadership development and education.

Why do we do what we do? As the region's leading health care provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we can transform Yakima!

Our vision is to "create healthy communities one person at a time." This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible. We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!

"Virginia Mason Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties.

Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will."



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