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The Medical Interpreter communicates information such as symptoms, medical history and diagnosis between LEP (Limited English Proficient) patients and medical provider
- Conducts medical and general interpreting for staff, patients and their families
- Assesses and monitors patients’ understanding of information conveyed
- Records and monitors interpretation activities according to hospital and department standards
- Communicates as clearly as possible for both the LEP patient and/or family member and the medical provider
- Conveys thoughts and feeling as accurately as possible and does not impose his/her ideas
- Relays information in an accurate and concise manner and does not omit, change or add information
- Assists LEP in-patients and out-patients and/or family members throughout the medical center
- May be required to translate written documents
- Performs other duties as required
- Education: Associate’s degree from an accredited institution
- Must be fluent in both English and Spanish
- Experience: 1-3 years interpreting experience in a hospital setting
- Must be compassionate and understanding of the needs of the patients.
- Certified by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters. and/or Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI Preferable)
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.
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Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.