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As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally- ill medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The HMC Interpreter Services department has an outstanding opportunity for a part time 75% FTE day shift Medical Interpreter - ASL. The Medical Interpreter - ASL performs interpretation requiring proficiency in oral and written English and American Sign Language, to assist Deaf and hard of hearing patients in obtaining access to medical care. The Medical Interpreter - ASL will provide interpretation to patients, medical providers and medical center staff.
Job duties include: -Provide spoken language, ASL, and tactile interpretation to patients, medical providers, and staff in person or via video-phone in complex medical settings (e.g., highly technical diagnostic and treatment modalities).
-Consult with medical providers prior to, during, or after interpretation encounters to improve communication with Deaf or hard of hearing patients.
-Assess the patients' interpretation needs for the Interpreter Coordinators and maintain the department's interpreter database on Deaf patient communication needs and contact methods.
-Assist patients to stay in care and access services successfully.
-Explain and clarify cultural differences between culture of biomedicine and culture of Deaf community to both the patient and his/her care team.
-Assist patients in completing medical, financial, or other forms.
-Develop written and videotaped patient education materials and tools for Deaf and hard of hearing patients.
-Participate in the orientation and training of medical center staff regarding the services provided by the Interpretation Services Department, and the cultural beliefs and practices of the Deaf community.
-Assist the Manager in identifying barriers to care that patients are experiencing in navigating the system, so that these barriers can be addressed organizationally.
-Precept new interpreter staff.
-Perform related duties as required.
As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
Two years of interpreting experience
Minimum one year experience interpreting in a healthcare setting
Certification from one of the following: o Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc (RID): Certificate of Interpretation (CI) or Certificate of Transliteration (CT), or equivalent grandfathered levels o National Association of the Deaf (NAD): Level IV or V o National Interpreter Certification (NIC): Advanced or Master level
Ability to work in a call center, by sitting or a combination of standing/sitting, for a four-hour shift is required
Two years of interpreting experience.
Ability to work in a call center, by sitting or a combination of standing/sitting, for a four-hour shift.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.