ASL Interpreter - Per Diem
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.
In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:
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.
Management of Time and Resources:
1. Completes work assignments within an acceptable time frame.
2. Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities.
3. Develops and maintains efficient working relationships.
4. Is reliable in respect to attendance.
5. Is Reliable in respect to punctuality.
6. Recognizes the importance of team efforts and partners with others to achieve positive outcomes.
1. Is part of a team effort to insure quality services.
2. Offers creative solutions or alternatives to issues or concerns.
3. Produces quality results.
4. Continually strives to improve the quality of work.
5. Accepts responsibility for all work performed and takes appropriate corrective action as needed.
1. Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills through the use of available resources (i.e.: inservices, formal educational programs, other work groups and on-the-job training).
2. Attends and participates in staff meetings and inservices and/or reviews documentation as required.
3. Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring.
4. Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision.
5. Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.
6. Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and all-departmental policies and procedures including safety issues.
7. Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by Hospital and where they are located.
1. Is cooperative in interactions, treating customers with courtesy, respect and compassion.
2. Is patient when responding to questions and answers questions appropriately.
3. Responds to requests in a timely manner.
4. Handles interruptions in a skillful way.
5. Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.
6. Strives to prevent/resolve customer concerns to the customer’s satisfaction.
Required Skills: Bachelor's degree preferred. At least one year of medical interpreting experience is required. Certification by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. The Interpreter must show 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.
Functional/Environmental Job Description: See ADA Functional Job Description
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.
Important COVID message
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