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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Spanish Language Skills Required/ Master's Degree preferred

Minimum Work Experience
3 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 3 years of experience as a medical interpreter in a clinical setting

Required Skills/Knowledge

Bilingual Spanish and English. Highly proficient in medical terminology.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Promotes Appropriate Utilization of Interpretation Services by Staff
  1. Educates staff in the process of how to appropriately request interpretation services
  2. Communicates with staff about staff needs and patient/family needs
  3. Works closely with other departments providing recommendations
  4. Collaborates with the Manager of Patient and Family Education to develop and implement program guidelines, policies and procedures with staff
  5. Educates program staff on best practices and ensures educational requirements are met
  6. Assists in the design, development an coordination of training sessions, programs and competency testing staff
Contributes to a Well-Organize Program
  1. Helps to ensure interpretation assignments are coordinated accurately, effectively and efficiently
  2. Maintains required logs/tracking system in order to track project progress and productivity
  3. Maintains departmental performance reports
  4. Provides direct supervision to medical interpreter staff as assigned by manager ensuring medical interpreters meet performance requirements
  5. Manages own time to be productive
  6. Maintains archives and databases related to interpretation/translation projects
  7. Distributes workload in the absence of the Language Services Manager
Performance Improvement / Problem Solving
  1. Identifies opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  2. Identifies and resolves issues, overcoming challenges
  3. Makes appropriate decisions, using sound judgement
  4. Communicates operational issues and progress towards goals to other members of the management team
  1. Partners with all team members to achieve goals
  2. Works effectively with diverse groups
  3. Demostrates accountability for work
  4. Shares and seeks knowledge and provides feedback to others
  5. Receptive to others ideas and opinions
  6. Exemplifies CNMC Core Values of Compassion, Commitment and Connection during interactions with internal and external customers
Project Coordination & Facilitation
  1. Assist with coordination and completion of projects (i.g., use periodic checks to assess and track the progress of a Project's timeline and/or performance
  2. Assist with budget reports, as needed
  3. Apply substantive knowledge in order to assist and represent manager throughly in the scope, diversity, and complexity of project and orgnizational commitments.

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.