Swedish Medical Center Spanish Medical Interpreter II - Linguistic Services in Seattle, Washington
Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Spanish Medical Interpreter II (1.0 FTE, Days) in Linguistic Services at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.
The Spanish Medical Interpreter II provides accurate and impartial on-site spoken language interpretation services requiring proficiency in oral and written English and the target language to assist Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients and SMC medical providers and personnel to ensure linguistically appropriate care. The interpreter abides by organization and department standards as well as the National Code of Ethics for Interpreting in Healthcare.
In this position you will:
Act as cultural broker and patient advocate where applicable
Spoken language interpretation (e.g. in person, via telephone or VRI -video remote interpretation)
Perform sight translation, oral rendition of written test in one language to another, consecutive and simultaneous interpretation
Translate written material and review back translation/editing as needed
Maintain and update personal calendar of assignments
Place appointment reminder calls to patients
Required qualifications for this position include:
High School Diploma or GED or equivalent
Certification or screening assessment by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) as a Medical Interpreter or equivalent
Minimum one (1) year of interpretation experience in a medical clinic or hospital setting required
Two (2) years experience in translationof English and source language as demonstrated by passing a competency exam and skills assessment
Knowledgeable of complex medical terminology
Excellent command of English and the target language, and ability to communicate with, both verbally and in writing, with patients, SMC staff and the general public utilizing courtesy, good judgment and reflecting Swedish Standards of Excellence
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Bachelors Degree from an accredited school
Continuing education and/or training preferred in medical interpretation competencies, translation and medical terminology/phrases preferred
ATA certification or DSHS Translator Certification preferred
Three (3) or more years of interpretation experience in a medical clinic or hospital setting
Recent or current experience video interpreting
About the First Hill Campus:
The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details
Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.
Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Patient Services
Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122
Req ID: 207732