Interpreter (American Sign Language or ASL) - Interpreter Services - 6725
Boston, MA 
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Job Description
  • Employment Type: Per Diem
  • Shift: Per Diem
  • Location: Boston, MA
Job Details:

The ASL medical interpreter provides interpreting services for Deaf patients and hearing health care professionals in a variety of medical settings. The interpreter facilitates communication through use of sign language, spoken English, cultural mediation, and knowledge about visual accessibility.

In addition, ASL Medical Interpreter functions as a liaison between patients, clinicians, and departments to coordinate all aspects of the referral process and serves as a ASL medical interpreter for patients and staff. Serves as a trainer to educate staff working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients. Relays information accurately and completely in compliance with all hospital policies and procedures, particularly relating to patient confidentiality and informed consent, as well as the Code of Ethics for the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

May manage auxiliary aids and services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. Manage a spreadsheet that uses to track ASL requests.

Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.
  • At least one year of medical interpreting experience is required.
  • Certification by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf - The interpreter must show evidence of current professional credentials from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, National Association of the Deaf, American Consortium of Certified Interpreters, American Consortium of Certified Interpreters, or other sanctioned testing system.
  • Bilingual required. Fluency in spoken and written English, plus another language, and the language of interpreting. Professional level medical interpreting. Good writing skills in English. This position may require some office administrative work.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology in English and language of interpreting.
  • Ability to communicate in different registers in English and language of interpreting.
  • Cognitive ability to provide consecutive and sight translation services face to face and video in all clinical settings, according to NRID standards of practice and code of ethics.
  • Good communication and behavioral skills.
Additional Information:

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES STATEMENT:

Must be able to perform all essential functions of this position with reasonable accommodation if disabled.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. New England Medical Center reserves the right to modify position duties at any time, to reflect process improvements and business necessity.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1+ years
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