Job Description

Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 12/23/2019

POSITION SUMMARY:

Interprets ASL communication between patients and staff. The ASL interpreter provides interpreting services for deaf patients and hearing health professionals in a variety for medical settings. The interpreter facilitates communication through use of sign language, ensuring that the meaning is conveyed accurately, not editing, summarizing, adding meaning, or omitting and remain impartial.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Management of Time and Resources:

  • Completes work assignments within an acceptable time frame.
  • Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities.
  • Develops and maintains efficient working relationships.
  • Is reliable in respect to attendance.
  • Is Reliable in respect to punctuality.
  • Recognizes the importance of team efforts and partners with others to achieve positive outcomes.

Quality:

  • Is part of a team effort to insure quality services.
  • Offers creative solutions or alternatives to issues or concerns.
  • Produces quality results.
  • Continually strives to improve the quality of work.

Accepts responsibility for all work performed and takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS:

  • Is cooperative in interactions, treating customers with courtesy, respect and compassion.
  • Is patient when responding to questions and answers questions appropriately.
  • Responds to requests in a timely manner.
  • Handles interruptions in a skillful way.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Strives to prevent/resolve customer concerns to the customer’s satisfaction.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • At least one year of medical interpreting experience is required.
  • Certification by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
  • Evidence of current professional credentials form 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.

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