BASIC PURPOSE OF THE JOB Provides foreign language interpretation and translation for patients, families and Children's Hospital healthcare providers. Is proficient in spoken and written English and language(s) to be used for interpretation and translation. Understands the cultural framework of the respective LEP population(s) and facilitates accurate communication. All actions are in accordance with the Code of Ethics for Interpreters in Healthcare. JOB REQUIREMENTS Minimum Education Bachelors Required Degree in social sciences, languages, or English preferred. Minimum Work Experience Medical experience/ background considered in lieu of degree Required Licenses/Certifications for position Certified National Medical Interpreter obtained within first year of employment. Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Bilingual Medical Terminology, outstanding communication skills, attention to detail, capable of multitasking, flexible, grammatically accurate bilingual writing skills. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Medium lifting, pushing and pulling is required for 20-50 lbs occasionally, 10-20 lbs frequently and 10 lbs constantly to move objects. Sudden emergency situations have the potential for exposure to lifting or moving of up to 100 lbs. Frequent bending, walking, sitting, squatting, reaching and standing are required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children's Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many di...fferent pediatric subspecialties. Children's Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child's needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.