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Medical Interpreter (Spanish) - Social Work Services

Requisition #: 188641
Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Aug. 30, 2019

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. When joining the Johns Hopkins Health System, you became part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. Great careers continually advance here.

Candidates must successfully pass the required JHM approved Spanish designated language assessment prior to job offer.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Serves as a medical interpreter for domestic patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), their family members and hospital staff. Occasionally assists international patients with medical interpretation. Educates LEP patients about Hopkins Health system and its administrative processes. Translates foreign language materials such as articles, correspondence and patient education documents.

HOURS: Days

LOCATION: St. Petersburg, FL


QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree required.

Previous experience working with community patients with LEP is preferred.

Advanced proficiency in oral and written English and at least one foreign language. Advanced knowledge of cultural standards and customs of the international region from which LEP domestic patients originate.

Proficiency with medical terminology and anatomy required. Knowledge of general hospital policies and procedures and familiarity with patient medical care, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Working knowledge of MS applications (Word, Excel, etc.) required.

High level of interpersonal and organizational skills is required to interact and interpret for LEP patients in delicate and stressful situations.

Ability to pass Johns Hopkins bi-lingual certification/assessment.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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