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Health Care Interpreter (Spanish) - Greenville, NC

Job ID: 956015
Facility: Vidant Health
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT:
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Aug 22, 2022

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Job Description

Vidant 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

  • Primary responsibility is accurate oral interpretation between a speaker with limited English proficiency (LEP) and the healthcare team.  Limited written translation is also part of the core position responsibility.
  • Follow ethical principles, including accepted interpreter codes of ethics and standards of practice.
  • Interpret messages in the appropriate mode into target and source languages, maintaining and mediating message content, context, and style in accordance with professional standards.
  • Identify and resolve conflicts related to the meanings of words, concepts, practices, values or behaviors. Act as a clarifier and a culture broker within encounters, as appropriate.
  • Advocate for LEP patients and families.  Assist them navigate the healthcare system.
  • Consult reference materials (such as dictionaries, lexicons, encyclopedias, and computerized terminology banks) as needed to ensure interpretation and translation accuracy. Compile terminology and information to be used in interpretations and translations.
  • Position requires the flexibility to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Some travel will be required for this role. 

Minimum Requirements

  • 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.
  • Associate Degree or higher. Degrees of equivalent level attained outside of the U.S. can be used to meet the educational requirement.
  • Up to two years of bilingual experience professional experience that required daily interaction in primary and secondary languages.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Two or more years of satisfactory supervised work experience as a healthcare interpreter in an acute care hospital or public health care setting.
  • Formal education and/or professional work experience in candidate's non-native country.

Other Information

  • Language Access Services Department 
  • Part-time position

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:

Demonica Taylor-Wright, BS, MHA, CMVR             

Talent Acquisition Lead

Email: [email protected]

Tel: (252) 343-9713

   

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