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ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreter Resident

Job ID: 965786
Facility: ECU Health
Dept: Language Access Services
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Nov 2, 2023

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health

ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1,708-bed academic health care system serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is comprised of 13,000 team members, nine hospitals and a physician group that encompasses over 1,100 academic and community providers practicing in over 180 primary and specialty clinics located in more than 130 locations.

The flagship ECU Health Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, and ECU Health Maynard Children’s Hospital serve as the primary teaching hospitals for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health and the Brody School of Medicine share a combined academic mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina through patient care, education and research.

Position Summary

The ASL interpreter residency program is designed to provide medical interpreting experience and develop overall interpreting competencies for newly licensed interpreters under the supervision of an RID certified ASL interpreter. Participants will participate in regular mentorship and education that will focus on the skills needed for RID credentialing. During the residency, participants will learn medical terminology, procedures, how to debrief ethically, how to relay pertinent assignment-related information and HIPAA. Other areas of development included in the ASL interpreter residency program are emotional intelligence skills, hospitality, the use of technology, Electronic Medical Record, presentation/education skills, and administrative skills.

The residency program is a 2-year commitment. Year 1 will focus primarily on clinic appointments and outpatient therapies. Year 2 will transition participants to surgery, inpatient, and emergency care while also providing clinic support. Year 2 residents will also share the responsibility of be on-call and responding to overnight needs.


Interpreting - Provide complete, timely and accurate interpreting from ASL into spoken English for patients, families, team members and providers. Identify and gather healthcare and background information or resources relevant to each encounter.

Ethical judgement - Apply discretion, skill and professional judgement to decision making. Adhere to ECU Health's values, the Interpreter Code of Ethics, and the RID/NAD Code of Professional Conduct (CPC).

Cultural brokerage - Be a resource to patients, families and team members and a champion for Language Access and Deaf culture/issues within the organization and surrounding communities. Be knowledgeable of relevant sources of information.

Experience champion - Maintain a spirit of hospitality during interaction with patients, families, team members and providers.

Minimum Requirements

North Carolina Interpreters and Transliterators Licensing Board (NCITLB) Licensure required upon start date.

Associate degree or higher required.

Travel is required.

Other Information

  • Location is onsite with travel required
  • NCITLB license required
  • 2 year residency committment

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Angie Nichols, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECU Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]


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