Mount Sinai Careers

Per Diem Sign Interpreter

New York, New York
Professional / Managerial / Administrative

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Job Title: Per Diem Sign Interpreter



Roles & Responsibilities:

·      Interpret for Beth Israel Medical Center staff and patients.

·      Provide in-service training for BIMC staff on use of sign language interpreting services and issues related to Deaf culture.

·      Maintain daily/monthly statistical records.

·      Document all interpreting activities by signing medical charts indicating the presence of interpreter for inpatients and outpatients.

·      Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area.

Age Specific Competencies (check all patient population served)

         Neonate/Infant    Pediatric  Adolescent   Adult   Geriatric  Not Applicable

         a. Identifies physical, behavioral and emotional characteristics typical for the age group.

         b. Modifies approaches based on patient age-specific needs and responses to treatment.

         c. Provides care for patients based on age-specific needs.

         d. Uses communication techniques which are age appropriate.


B. Organizational/Managerial

·    Participates in the department’s performance improvement activities.

·    Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information.

·      Observes the Health Care System’s compliance policies.

·      Participates in Joint Commission in-services


C. Educational/Professional Development

·    Participates in the development of other staff members.

·    Meets regulatory, licensure and annual health assessment requirements.

·      Identifies learning strengths and needs

·    Utilizes learning resources.


D. Communication/Relationships

·      Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients,

      families and significant others.

·      Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff

      and extended community.

·      Exhibits appropriate professional behavior with medical center staff in all interpreting situations.

·      Refers difficult situations to supervisor.

·    May be required to perform other duties as assigned or perform other duties when necessary.




  • Minimum - Bachelor's Degree and certificate from an interpreter training program.  Candidates who are currently pursuing a BA or BS degree will be considered.
  • Minimum of 2 years interpreting experience in a health care, social services, or educational setting.

·         Qualified as a sign language interpreter (defined as having passed a local agency screening exam) or certification from a professional interpreting organization or Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).  Candidates who are currently pursuing RID certification will be considered.





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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Who We Are


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. 


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