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Certified Spanish Medical Translator

Company: Childrens National Medical Center
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Under supervision, provides language translation services to patients, their families and staff for an array of medical documents including, but not limited to, patient education materials, hospital forms, patient letters, medical consents, medical records, etc.Minimum EducationBachelor's Degree (Required)Minimum Work Experience3 years Experience as a translator. (Required)Required Skills/KnowledgeBilingual capability and certified in Spanish Language TranslationRequired Licenses and Certifications Spanish A T A Certification (Required)Functional AccountabilitiesEliminates Language Barriers to Patient CareFacilitates written communication among patients, families, and staff. Converts concepts in the source language to equivalent concepts in the target language. Relays the style and tone of the original language. Renders written message accurately, quickly and clearly . Speak, read and write fluently in at least two language, including English and one or more others. Serves as proof reader during peer review process for translated material in Spanish Promotes Appropriate Utilization of Translation Services by StaffEducates staff in the process of how to appropriately request translation services Maintains l communication at all times with internal and external customers regarding progress, deliverables, delays, etc Works closely with other departments providing recommendations Uses resources efficiently in order to maximize productivity and maintain costs low Collaborates with the Manager of Patient and Family Education to streamline process Contributes to a Well-Organize ProgramTranslates requests in a timely fashion to meet requestor needs and datelinesMaintains required logs/tracking system in order to track project progress and productivityMaintains translation statistics and performs analysis of program utilization and other metricsCoordinates distribution of assignment based on program needsEfficiently utilizes tools available to provide translations of the highest qualityManages own time to be productiveMaintains archives and databases related to translation projectsPerformance Improvement / Problem SolvingIdentifies opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes Identifies and resolves issues, overcoming challenges Makes appropriate decisions, using sound judgement Teamwork/CommunicationPartners with all team members to achieve goals Works effectively with diverse groups Demonstrates accountability for work Shares and seeks knowledge and provides feedback to others Receptive to others ideas and opinions Organizational AccountabilitiesOrganizational Accountabilities (Staff)Organizational Commitment/Identification Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are metTeamwork/Communication Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behaviorPartner with all team members to achieve goalsReceptive to others' ideas and opinionsPerformance Improvement/Problem-solving Contribute to a positive work environmentDemonstrate flexibility and willingness to changeIdentify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processesMake appropriate decisions, using sound judgmentCost Management/Financial Responsibility Use resources efficientlySearch for less costly ways of doing thingsSafety Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performanceContinuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentationStop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situationDemonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communicationActively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workersAttend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Keywords: Childrens National Medical Center, Washington DC , Certified Spanish Medical Translator, Healthcare , Washington, DC

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