University of Utah Health Interpreter in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview:

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position provides foreign language interpretation, written translation and assists in education for non-English speaking customers, students or participants of the University. Challenges include accurately interpreting and communicating information in an unbiased, clear and concise manner with patients, families, healthcare staff and physicians.

Responsibilities:

  • Interprets communication between the staff and non-English speaking population.

  • Translates written educational materials and documents in accordance with readability guidelines.

  • Follows up with the non-English speaking population to inquire about the status of individual patients and answers questions.

  • Assists the non-English speaking population in completing medical, financial and related forms.

  • Escorts non-English speaking population to the appropriate service area.

  • May provide patient education and discharge planning in conjunction with nursing and rehabilitation staff.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated ability to accurately interpret and translate verbal and written text.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently in an efficient, productive manner maintaining composure and sensitivity in accordance with the environment of health care services.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

Required

  • Associate’s degree in a foreign language, or equivalency.

Qualifications (Preferred):

Preferred

  • Depending upon the department of hire, a knowledge of medical terminology may be required.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position in an office setting that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

Requisition Number 25938

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Rotating

Work Schedule Variable

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department UUH CST 16K INTERP SRVCS

Category Customer Service

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.