Medical Interpreter (Korean) - Abington Health Physicians
Part-Time (0.5 FTE) - 8am-4:30pm - Days, Varied Schedule Monday-Friday as Needed for Hospital & Practice Needs - 20 Hours/Week
Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
Under the supervision of the Interpreter Services Department office manager, the designated Medical Interpreter is responsible for facilitating communication between limited English proficiency (LEP) or non-English proficiency (NEP) patients, family, visitors and staff of Abington Health. Provides accurate and skilled interpretation modes, including consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation. Also, provides language interpretation roles (conduit, clarifier, cultural broker and advocate) in compliance with all office and hospital policies, procedures and safety and particularly relating to HIPAA regulations.
3-5 years of experience in a healthcare setting as a Medical Interpreter with strong medical vocabulary preferred.
Bachelor's degree preferred in Science or Human Services.
Proof of medical interpreting training—minimum 40 hours.
Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI) for Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Korean. For all other languages, the written exam is required.
High level of customer service and positive approach.
Familiarity and ability to work with diversity of cultural/socioeconomic backgrounds.
General knowledge of cultural backgrounds of patient to be served.
Good interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health is an equal opportunity employer, and our policy prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
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