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Spanish Interpreter – CulturaLink LLC – Federal Way, WA

Job Title: Interpreter (Spanish)

Job ID: 416

Pay Rate: DOE

Hours/Days: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm (PST)

Job Status: Part-Time

Location: Tacoma and Federal Way, WA

Organization:

CulturaLink partners with healthcare organizations to improve patient-centered care and to create an effective, diverse workforce through services focused on diversity, inclusion and cultural competence. We provide hundreds of healthcare providers with best-in-class consulting along with comprehensive translation and interpretation services in more than 200 languages. At CulturaLink, you will have the opportunity to be part of a thriving environment, where you will have the ability to provide meaningful services to the community.

Summary:

CulturaLink is seeking qualified and professional interpreters to provide highly proficient interpretation services in both English and Spanish in support of customers and medical providers. Working as a medical interpreter will provide the communication bridge between medical providers and non-English speaking patients. The new incumbent will require individuals who has the experience and ability to handle a high volume of medical interpreting for on-site assignments for healthcare provider(s) in a professional medical environment. The interpreter will provide consecutive and / or simultaneous Spanish interpretations to enhance comprehension of medical terminology and updates.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide foreign language interpreting to enable understanding and successful communication between individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) and providers and staff.
  • Provide sight-translation of English or Spanish documents as required.
  • Adheres to interpreter standards of practice and code of ethics.
  • Provide education to individuals and provider/staff on culturally specific values, beliefs, and practices that are relevant to the encounter.
  • Effectively relay concepts and ideas between languages.
  • Thoroughly understand the discussion subject matter to effectively convert source language to target language.
  • Remain sensitive to the cultures associated with the languages of expertise while interpreting.
  • Maintains compliance and confidentiality during all interpretations.
  • Confidentiality during regarding all interpretations.
  • Use oral communication techniques to effectively deliver services.
  • Attend scheduled training or appointments as required.
  • Maintain appointment calendar to ensure that all appointments are met.
  • Provide quality seamless service to internal and external customers.

Skills:

  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • General computer skills and knowledge of MS Suite / Office programs.
  • Ability to render precise, accurate interpretation without omissions or additions.
  • Ability to remain impartial in all situations relating to both patient and provider.
  • Ability to correctly provide culturally necessary information as needed.
  • Adhere to the NCIHC Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice.

Languages:

Proficient Language Requirement (Spanish)

Experience:

  • 1 – 5 years translating or interpreting experience required.
  • Experience working in a hospital or medical setting is strongly preferred.

Education Certification Required:

  • Certified or working towards certification: CCHI or NBCMI
  • 40 Hour Medical Interpreter Training I.E (Bridging the Gap or The Community Interpreter)

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $19.00 – $27.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • Interpreting: 1 year (Required)

License:

  • 40 Hour Medical Interpreter Training (Required)

Language:

  • Spanish (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Source: Indeed.com
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