Northwell Health Spanish Interpreter in Bay Shore, New York

Req Number 001IFJ

Job Category Medical Clerical/Secretarial

Job Description

As a Spanish Interpret you will provide accurate and culturally sensitive interpretation to patients, their families and the health care team, collaboratively working throughout the Hospital to provide this service. You will also translate forms and documents and provide phone assistance to Hospital staff as requested.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provides interpretation as requested throughout the Hospital. Provides translations of significant Hospital consents, forms, instructions and other documents, as requested.

  • Documents all interpretation services on the “Interpreter Assistance Form” form which must be made part of the Patient’s Medical Record and completes assignments for the Department Director, in compliance with Hospital and Department standards.

  • Reports daily to management any incidents for problem solving, educational needs or any other improvement opportunities for the Special Needs program.

  • Participates, as requested, in Department and Hospital improvement activities and collaborates with Department leadership to improve work systems and services provided to customers.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Fluent in Spanish and English. Able to interpret/translate anatomy and medical terminology.

  • Knowledgeable of medical terminology, ethics of interpretation, cultural issues and special needs populations.

Must be available on weekends