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Health Care Interpreter I - Spanish

Job ID: 969618
Facility: ECU Health
Dept: Language Access Services
Location: Washington, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: May 8, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Medical Center

ECU Health Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the 974-bed flagship hospital for ECU Health and serves as the primary teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health Medical Center has achieved Magnet® designation twice and provides acute and intermediate care, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to a 29-county region that is home to more than 1.4 million people.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the manager, the incumbent serves as a health care interpreter for patients and team members in the consecutive, simultaneous, and sight translation modes and supports the operations of the department. Relays medical information between speakers of two different languages in compliance with all departmental and hospital policies and procedures, particularly relating to patient confidentiality and informed consent. Passes performance of competencies in the IMIA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Understands and abides by published Standards of Practice and Codes of Ethics for Medical Interpreters.

Minimum Requirements

High School Diploma, GED, International Equivalent Degree or higher. Degrees of equivalent level attained outside of the U.S. can be used to meet the educational requirement, but must be verified.

Two years of relevant professional bilingual work or interpreting experience.

Demonstrated language proficiency in speaking and listening in primary and secondary languages. Proficiency must be equivalent to Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) skill level 3+ or higher.

Some travel will be required for this role.


Preferred Requirements:

Bachelor's degree.

Two or more years of satisfactory supervised work experience as a healthcare interpreter in an acute care hospital or public health care setting.

Completion of a 40-hour interpreter training program such as Bridging the Gap or ALTA language services.

National certification as a medical interpreter CMI or CHI.

Knowledge of medical terminology.

Education and/or work experience in candidate's non-native country.

Other Information

Location: ECU Health Beaufort Hospital

Shift: Days

Hours: Generally first shift/second shift. Occasional Weekends and some travel to regional hospitals.

On-call: No

Great Benefits!

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:

Brandon Peppers, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECH Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]

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