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Medical Interpreter

Company: Children's Mercy Kansas City
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children's Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.

Children's Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City - a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children's health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.

Overview

Provide accurate and complete interpretation services to facilitate oral communication between Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients, families and CM staff. Supports patient safety and ensures that LEP individuals have meaningful access to information and equal opportunity to participate in services.

At Children's Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.

Additionally, it's important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children's Mercy staff, we want to let you know that theseasonal influenzaandCOVID-19vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.

Responsibilities

+ Provide accurate, complete and impartial interpretation services for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients, family members and CM staff.

+ Models exemplary customer service through the delivery of interpretation services to patients, families and CM staff that is consistent with the philosophy, mission, vision and values of the department and organization.

+ Essential Function: Performs other duties and participates in other projects or committees that support hospital and departmental priorities or activities.

Qualifications

+ HS diploma or equivalent High school diploma and graduate of a recognized medical interpreter training program (Community College, Bridging the Gap, SBA or equivalent) and 1-2 years experience Direct experience as a medical Interpreter or in a position that required bi-lingual ability in the medical field. Passing score on language skills competency exam, bilingual interview and role playing.

+ National Certification Preferred

Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive. The pay range for this job begins at $19.52/hr, but your offer will be determined based on your education and experience.

Remote Work/Work from Home

This position is not eligible work remotely, which means that the person hired will be required to work onsite at one of our Children's Mercy locations and may not work from home.

EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children's Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children's Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.

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Requisition ID 2022-18790

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago (2/1/2022 11:24 AM)

Posting Category Professionals

Division LANGUAGE SERVICES

Shift Day shift

Work Type Full Time

Work Days Monday-Friday

Work Hours 9:30a-6p

FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Location : NameAdele Hall

Recruiter : Full Name: First Last Emelia Hailey

Recruiter : Email ephailey@cmh.edu

Keywords: Children's Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City , Medical Interpreter, Healthcare , Kansas City, Kansas

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