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Medical Interpreter (Certified) - American Sign Language

Company: Wellstar Health System, Inc.
Location: Marietta
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Facility: 1800 Parkway Center
Job Summary:Provide interpreting services in a healthcare setting to individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing using American Sign Language in a variety of settings.Core Responsibilities and Essential Functions:Key Role/Responsibility- Maintain schedule of current hospital caseload and advanced scheduling in medical practices.- Record patient encounters both manually on a written log and electronically in EPIC. Key Role/Responsibility- Work in collaboration with other interpreters to make sure that the inpatient clients are attended to.- Travel to other hospitals or healthcare facilities to interpret for patients. Key Role/Responsibility- Provide interpreter services to the deaf and hearing-impaired client using American Sign Language.- Advocating for clients and patients using the best practices of professional service focused on client satisfaction.Required Minimum Education:Bachelor's Degree or higher and 3-5 years interpreting experience in a healthcare setting, orBachelor's Degree with a focus in American Sign Language/English interpretation, orGraduate from an accredited Interpreter Training Program andIn lieu of a bachelor's degree, 15+ years' experience in sign language interpretation RequiredRequired Minimum License(s) and Certification(s):National Interpreter Cert 1.00 Upon Hire RequiredAdditional Licenses and Certifications:Must be a Certified member of the Registry for Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc (RID) through the completion of the National Interpreter Certification (NIC) Upon Hire Required orcredentials by the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) or any other RID recognized certification (specific to ASL Interpreters) Upon Hire RequiredRequired Minimum Experience:Minimum 3 years of previous experience as an ASL interpreter in a hospital health care setting and ability to work with a wide range of people of diverse cultural/socio-economic backgrounds RequiredRequired Minimum Skills:Provide interpreting services in a healthcare setting to individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing using American Sign Language in a variety of settings.Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Professional Code of Conduct.Provide outstanding customer service to both internal and external customers.Candidate must have a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it relates to members of the Deaf community.Excellent communication skills and a strong medical vocabulary are required.Excellent organizational, problem-solving and interpretation skills.Must work efficiently with minimal supervision.Must have valid Driver License and be willing to travel to different local providers.Candidate must be willing and available to work a flexible schedule.

Keywords: Wellstar Health System, Inc., Marietta , Medical Interpreter (Certified) - American Sign Language, Healthcare , Marietta, Georgia

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