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Medical Interpreter

Company: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:
Under the direction, guidance, and supervision of the Manager of Interpreter Services, this position serves as a bilingual medical interpreter for providers, patients and families in both the inpatient and outpatient hospital setting.

Position Requirements:
Education: High School graduate or Equivalent.
Experience: 2 years as a Medical Interpreter, preferably within an inpatient hospital setting.
License/Certification: Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI) or Certified Healthcare Interpreter (CHI) highly preferred.
Skills and Abilities: Bilingual in English and target language (Spanish, Mam). Bilingual skills in identifying basic body parts. Bilingual skills in basic medical terminology. Triadic method of interpreting. Basic knowledge of medical diagnosis and implications. Basic knowledge of hospital departments. Demonstrated medical translation skills. Ability to work in a high stress, high volume area. Understanding of cultural, spiritual and developmental needs of pediatric patient and family. Working knowledge of computers, including MS Office Suite (Excel,Word). Working knowledge of typing and computer systems. Ability to utilize HIS computer system for entering daily statistics and retrieving patient information.

Candidates must successfully complete a Children's Hospital Oakland interpreter skills assessment including testing of language competency. The assessment covers both oral and written skills.

Physical Requirements:
Sit: Up to 6 hours/day
Stand/Walk: Up to 6 hours
Bend/Stoop: Up to 3 hours
Reach: Up to 6 hours
Rep Use of UE: Up to 6 hours
Lift/Push/Pull: 25 lbs, over 25# with assistance or equipment
This job requires the ability to hear alarms, clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20 feet. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Keywords: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Oakland , Medical Interpreter, Healthcare , Oakland, California

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