Foreign Language Medical Interpreter II - Somali

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Jun 29, 2021

Job Description

Summary

  • Position Summary
    • Foreign Language Medical Interpreters facilitate health related communication between Health Care Providers (HCPs) and Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients, ensuring that patients receive understandable and respectful care that is in keeping with their cultural health beliefs, practices and primary language.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: Advanced knowledge of medical terminology in source and target language as evidenced by passing score on ICCS on line test and completion of 100 hour LANA training or degreed (MD or RN) from the United States. Advanced training and/or experience in medical interpretation as evidenced by completion of 12 hour LANA (or comparable) Basic Interpreter course and documented medical interpreting experience.
    • License/Certifications: N/A
    • Experience: See "Education"
    • Fluency or comparable skill level in both English and the target language(s) as evidenced by Pacific (or comparable) Bilingual Language test.
    • Excellent customer service | teamwork skills.
    • Scheduling flexibility and willingness to work at multiple locations.

Additional Information

Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 606-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.