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Job Description

Requisition #:  17373     
Name of Location:   Hughes Spalding
Work Schedule:  Variable
Employment Type:  PRN
Work Days:  Variable 


Provides and ensures quality interpretation to the deaf or limited English speaking patients and families as it relates to their medical care. Proactively supports efforts that ensures delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.


  • Bachelor’s degree or 2 years of experience as an Interpreter in a healthcare or health-related setting


  • Interpreting course certificate (e.g., Bridging the Gap, Georgia Perimeter College) specific to LEP Interpreters
  • Certified member of the Registry for Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc (RID) via National Interpreter Certification (NIC) or credentials by the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) or any other RID recognized certification (specific to ASL Interpreters)


  • 2 years of hospital experience


  • Experience in pediatrics
  • Ability to translate medical information and 40 hours in interpreting course certificate (specific to LEP Interpreters)


  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Ability to understand and verbalize medical terminology in English and target language
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and target language
  • Must be able to interpret information at the patient/family's level of understanding
  • Must be able to recognize non-verbal communication and cultural patterns and recognize and use appropriate interventions regarding health literacy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher within 30 days of employment
  • Must be able to pass the medical interpreters skills assessment administered by a third party such as Language Line University or another approved medical interpreting certifying body (specific to LEP Interpreters)


  1. Facilitates communication between patient/family and provider by rendering accurate and complete interpretation of the message.
  2. Applies Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as they pertain to Limited English and Sign Language Interpreters. 
  3. Provides limited translation services, effectively writing in English and target language to effectively render discharge instructions and information.
  4. Supports performance improvement goals by successfully recording patient/family interacting encounters on a consistent basis.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)


Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids



Location Address:  35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA  30303
Function:  Family Support Services - Family Support Services



Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 622 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for twelve consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.

About Children'S Healthcare Of Atlanta

The center is designed to provide the necessary infrastructure for investigators conducting pediatric clinical research to improve the quality of care and develop better treatments for Georgia's pediatric population. The center's facilities include: A four-bed inpatient research unit A four-bed outpatient research unit A core research lab Research pharmacy services Led by Howard Katzenstein, M.D., Medical Director of the Children's Research Center/Associate Professor of Pediatrics for the Emory School of Medicine and Christine Spainhour, R.N., R.R.T., C.C.R.C., Clinical Research Unit Manager, the Children's Pediatric Research Center strives to become a leading pediatric clinical research facility. The Children's Pediatric Research Center is a new clinical interaction research site of the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI). The ACTSI is a multi-institutional partnership led by Emory University. To effectively translate scientific discoveries into the clinical setting, ACTSI was collaboratively developed through a grant award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology.

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