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Portuguese Medical Interpreter

Portuguese Medical Interpreter

Requisition ID 
2017-4872
# of Openings 
1
Address 
640 Lincoln Street
Job Locations 
US-MA-Worcester
Posted Date 
11/28/2017
Category 
Administrative - Clinical
Department 
INTERPRETER SERVICES
Job Code 
MS91

More information about this job

Overview

Reliant Medical Group is seeking a Per-diem Portuguese Medical Interpreter to join our exciting and innovative team! 

 

Per-diem

Hours: As needed

 

Perform the functions of a Bi-lingual, Portuguese medical interpreter to assist in the communication between Limited English Proficient patients and staff.

Responsibilities

Perform medical interpreter duties as needed.  Serve as the communication tool between Limited English Proficient patients, medical providers and staff.

 

Maintain and ensure the confidentiality of patients and their medical information at all times.

 

Attend and participate in in-service training programs and other activities geared towards medical interpreters.

 

Interpreters are not to give any medical advice or input under any circumstances.

 

Interpreters are to make medical providers aware of any cultural issues in order for them to provide appropriate medical care.

 

Confirm patient’s medical appointments prior to the appointment date as requested.

 

Assist in conference calls whenever necessary to communicate with Limited English Proficient patients via telephone.

 

Sustain collaborative, professional relationships with Limited English Proficient patients and all staff.

 

Initiate accurate documentation of interpretation and provide appropriate paperwork to

 

Interpreter Service office in a timely manner in accordance with the department protocol.

 

Perform or assist with Interpreter Service office support duties as required or directed.

 

Provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.

 

Comply with health and safety requirements and with regulatory governing agencies.

 

Comply with Corporate and Department protocols, policies, procedures, and objectives.

 

Enhance professional growth and development through educational programs, seminars, etc. 

 

Attend a variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed.

 

Perform other similar and related duties as required or directed.

 

Must have reliable means of transportation to all supported sites.

 

Regular, reliable and predicable attendance is required.

Qualifications

Fully Bi-lingual, Bi-cultural. High School graduate. Medical Interpreter certificate required. Minimum of one year Bi-lingual medical interpretation experience.  Proficiency in both, Portuguese and English language with the ability to read and write.  Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Knowledge of various software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook etc.

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