INTERPRETER

Location
Dumfries, VA:Fredericksburg, VA:Lorton, VA
Posted
Aug 01, 2017
Closes
Aug 24, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:
Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
Woodbridge, VA

is seeking a Medical Interpreter for our Spanish speaking community.

This is a FULL TIME opportunity for someone who possesses 6 months of interpreting skills and medical terminology.

Must have completed a Medical Interpreter 40 hour training course.
Would prefer candidates with minimum of Associates Degree in Healthcare or related field.

Provides language interpretation service between patients, family members and hospital care providers. The Interpreter will relay information accurately from healthcare staff to customers. Assists healthcare staff with understanding cultural differences that could impede care. Requires frequent communication with patients, family members, visitors, and staff. Maintains strict confidentiality regarding any hospital-patient communication.Uses judgment in order maintain good will and promote cooperation with the patient and family members. Uses discretion when presenting and discussing information about patients or unit activities. The Interpreter will demonstrate ability to rotate through different units in the hospital and perform competently in all areas were assigned.

Education Level
High School Grad or Equivalent

Experience
Required: Medical Terminology - License
None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Skills
None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Other
Associates Degree in healthcare or related field preferred.
6 months of interpreting services; medical terminology.
Medical Interpreter Training required 40 hour Training program.

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