Medical Interpreter- (PRN Nights) - Duke Regional Hospital
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 166119
Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
Medical Interpreter- (PRN Nights) – Duke Regional Hospital
Want to be a part of atalentedgroup of professionals that abide by the Interpreter Code of Ethics, who are compassionate and perform as a highly skilled united team. Join us, Duke University Health System- Duke Regional Hospital Patient Placement Department seeks to hire a PRN Medical Interpreter who will help embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
Perform a variety of interpretation, translation and Medical escort services to assist non-English speaking patients receiving care within the Duke Health System.
Participate as a neutral party in the role as conduit of information that must flow between Duke staff and the International or Domestic patient/visitors. Ensure that information pertaining to the patient's outpatient services, hospitalization, (i.e. advance directives, consents from treatment, diagnosis and prognosis, treatment plan, follow-up appointments an d Health Care Education) are accurately communicated. The patient's questions/concerns regarding this information is to be appropriately addressed and documented per Risk Management Directives. Provide interpreter service s, and convey the exact message as opposed to summarizing the information in a way that is subjective. Provide required documentation as identified by the International Patient Center. Maintain accurate daily records on all requests for service as well as the provision of services. Maintain accurate and timely documentation within program database. Promote customer satisfaction related to Duke Services; notify Supervisor of any issues th at may be problematic for patients or Duke staff. Participate in continuing education programs and competency training to enhance professional role of International Medical escort. Ensure that all policies and procedures related to process, service, and employee work rules are followed. Maintain confidentiality in all matters related to patient care and visitor issues on non-English speaking patients/families/escorts. Participate in on call coverage to provide interpretation/translation services during non-business hours and business hours as assigned. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work with diverse populations from various economic backgrounds and age group. Ability to work as an effective member of a dedicated team. Ability to work in a fast paced Health Care environment with a variety of customer service needs. Accurate and appropriate interpretation skills at all times. Current N.C. Driver's License with driving record suitable to Duke Van operations and corporate risk management.
High-School Diploma or equivalent~ Successful completion of conversation/translation competency testing in secondary language Knowledge of Medical Terminology~
Previous experience in a Health Care setting preferred
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
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