at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Language Services at ChristianaCare is committed to ensuring safe, high quality care for our culturally diverse population. ChristianaCare's Language Services is a licensed training organization for . We offer a full spectrum of language services including medical interpreting done by qualified professionals for individual with limited English proficiency (LEP) or who are Deaf.
ChristianaCare's Language Services is currently seeking a Casual Arabic Medical Interpreter. The position will rotate between the Newark and Wilmington Campuses.
The ideal candidate will have expert proficiency in speaking and communicating fluently. You will be required to complete and pass competency testing in the language. Medical interpreter training by a qualified training program is required, experience in the medical field is greatly preferred. In addition, the ideal candidates must be extremely flexible in availability for on-call and emergency needs at the hospitals.
The primary function is to serve as a medical interpreter for patients and staff, rendering information accurately and completely between English and Spanish in compliance with all ChristianaCare Language Services and ChristianaCare hospital policies and procedures, particularly relating to patient confidentiality and informed consent, following the NCIHC Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Key components of the position are to provide accurate and qualified interpretation between limited English proficient (LEP) patients and English-speaking healthcare providers to facilitate successful health outcomes:
Serve as a resource to both patients and providers to contribute to successful outcomes.
Explain ChristianaCare linguistic and cultural resource to both patients and providers.
Provide face to face, telephonic or video interpretation for encounters, including and not limited to:
Psychiatric and social work consultations
Explanation of tests and procedures
End of life
Christiana care offers:
Robust benefit package including full medical, dental and vision.
Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more
High school diploma or GED required. An associate degree or college work in any area related to science or human services highly desired.
Fluency in Arabic and English (Advance High level or above).
Proof of Medical interpreter training- a minimum 40-hour interpreter training program and/ or a college degree in interpreting desirable.
National Certification as a Medical or Healthcare interpreter highly desired.
Experience in a healthcare setting as a medical interpreter, remote interpreting experience a plus.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, two hospitals (1,227 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.