Per Diem Sign Interpreter - Beth Israel

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal. 

Phillips Sign Language Interpreters - #82834

Per Diem Sign Interpreter – Beth Israel
Roles & Responsibilities:

The American Sign Language Interpreter (ASL) is responsible for bridging the communication gap between deaf patients and/or their family members and the medical provider. 

  • Communicates as clearly as possible for both hearing and non-hearing persons, by use of hands and fingers to translate spoken English to American Sign Language, as well as spoken English into American Sign Language.
  • Conducts medical and general (ASL) 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 the non-hearing 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 non-hearing in-patients and out-patients and/or family members throughout the medical center
  • Must be fluent in American Sign Language. Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s preferred
  • Certified in RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf), CT (Certificate of Transliteration) CI (Certificate of Interpretation) or NIC (National Interpreter Certification)
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. 


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

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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