Under minimal supervision from the Director of Language and Hospitality Services, provides onsite Spanish-English interpretations for Patients, Healthcare Providers, and other ancillary Medical Center staff for onsite appointments (including inpatient rounds, family meetings, and educational teachings) with or without interpretation equipment, as well as interpretation via video and phone as needed.
Skilled at interpreting in the consecutive and simultaneous modes, as well as sight translation. Completes written translations of medical records, correspondence, educational materials, and other documents in a timely and accurate manner.
Rotates with other onsite interpreters to manage administrative duties, including but not limited to: correspondence with clinics and hospital units, answering department phone to assist callers, entering assignments into department database, scheduling vendors, and dispatching assignments in an equitable manner. Assist with departmental projects and education/outreach to hospitals and clinics.
Contribute beyond specific job duties to ensure the smooth delivery of Language Services and Office of the Patient Experience programs.
Required certifications, abilities and skills:
Certificate (or above) from a Translation/Interpretation Program is Required. (CCHI or NBCMI Medical Interpreting Certification Preferred)
Fluent in both English and Spanish, verbal and written.
Expansive knowledge of medical terminology in both languages.
Ability to interpret in the consecutive and simultaneous modes, and translate documents.
Successful applicants will be accountable, professional, courteous, and team-centered.
Must comply with California Standards for Health Care Interpreters, HIPPA, Joint Commission, Infection Control, and all Organizational Policies.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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