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Interpreter (Per Diem) - VARIED SHIFTS - Patient Relations

Company: Penn State Health
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPenn State Health Lancaster Medical CenterLocation: US:PA:LancasterWork Type: PRNFTE: 0.001Shift: VariedHours: To Be DeterminedPenn State Health Lancaster Medical Center is the newest addition to the Penn State Health system. Its a 341,000-square-foot acute care hospital, that is already enhancing a vibrant network of primary and specialty care providers across Lancaster County. This BRAND NEW hospital features 134 private inpatient beds, an emergency department, physician offices, various specialty inpatient services, an imaging lab, and complete medical and surgical capabilities. Expanding this footprint ensures residents in these communities have access, quality, and choice of care as close to home as possible. Lancaster Medical Center is also creating new clinical and research opportunities for learners and investigators at Penn State College of Medicine. Through Penn State Healths core values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence, the health system is committed to providing compassionate care for our diverse patient population, community, and each other. Conveniently located within 30 miles of Berks County and only 20 miles from York, Lancaster Medical Center is perfectly positioned for professionals who are seeking a positive and service-focused culture, right in their own backyard. SUMMARY OF POSITION:This position will provide sign language interpreter services for patients, families, staff, visitors, physicians, and others regarding consents, medical treatments, discharges, instructions, and other interpreting needs as well. Other duties include assisting the Manager in problem-solving with patient and family communication needs and proactively identifying opportunities for improving services to our deaf/hard of hearing patient and family population.MINIMUM QUALIFICATION(S):High School Diploma or Equivalent required. Knowledge of Medical Terminology required. Must be able to clearly communicate instructions, questions, and answers in both English and target language based on the patient, family member, or employees preferred language PREFERRED QUALIFICATION(S):Associate or Bachelor Degree in a Social Science field or Language highly preferred. Prior experience in medical interpretation and translation highly preferred. Successful completion of a nationally recognized certification process and American Sign Language (ASL) certification highly preferred (but not required) at the time of hire. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities. Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, martial status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF ( for more detailed steps for assistance.Position Interpreter (Per Diem) - VARIED SHIFTS - Patient RelationsLocation US:PA:LancasterReq ID 28340

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