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Clinical Interpreter - Extra Help

Company: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Job Description:

Job Details Company Overview Extra-Help position (Part-Time As Needed) Not Benefits Eligible Bilingual English/Spanish Required The Clinical Interpreter is responsible for providing interpretation between UAMS staff and Spanish-speaking UAMS patients/families while in the hospital, clinics, or procedural areas and communicates with patients/family to determine if concerns have been addressed/resolved. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans. Salary offered commensurate with experience. Responsibilities - Provides accurate verbal and written translation of materials from English to Spanish and vice-versa, including patient education material and legal/medical consents for treatment, admission, discharge, etc. - Fosters patient- and family-centered care and works in respectful, supportive, and collaborative ways with patients, families, and staff. - Serves as an advocate to enhance and facilitate effective communication in a patient- and family-centered manner to enhance the care process. - Supports other special projects as requested and as directed by the Manager, Special Services Department International Division. - May be asked to float among the clinics within their assigned Service Line. - May perform other duties depending on department needs. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree OR High School diploma/GED plus four (4) years medical interpreting experience - Must pass a language proficiency test administered through UAMS during the interview process - Must be fluent in Spanish and English (Read, Write, and Speak) and proficiently interpret and translate from English to Spanish and/or Spanish to English - Certified as a medical/health care interpreter and/or proven medical interpreting proficiency Preferred Requirements: - Certified as a medical/health care interpreter - Electronic Medical Record(EMR) and EPIC experience - Knowledgeable in medical terminology in both Spanish and English This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. UAMS is an [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Clinical Interpreter - Extra Help and [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Clinical Interpreter - Extra Help of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. Physical Requirements Stand: Frequently Sit: Frequently Walk: Frequently Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 51 - 99 lbs Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently Talk: Frequently Hear: Frequently Taste or smell: Frequently Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment Noise Level: Loud Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity Hazards: Fumes/Gases/Odors, Sharp objects/tools Recommended skills Language Translation Spanish Language English Language Electronic Medical Record Language Interpretation

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