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Sign Language Interpreter

Company: UCLA Health
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionResponsibilities Candidate must possess relevant work experience which includes experience interpreting for medical institutions or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Provide onsite American Sign Language interpretation services for deaf and hard of hearing patients and hearing health care professionals in a variety of medical settings. The interpreter facilitates communication through use of Sign Language, spoken English, cultural mediation, and knowledge about visual accessibility. In addition, ASL medical interpreter functions as a liaison between patients, clinicians, ad departments to coordinate all aspects of the referral process and serves as an ASL medical interpreter for patients and staff. Serves as a trainer to educate staff working with deaf and hard of hearing patients. Relays information accurately and completely in compliance with all hospital policies and procedures, particularly relating to patient confidentiality and informed consent, as well as the Code of Ethics for the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. This position is 100% onsite at the UCLA Health Medical Center with appointments at Ronald Reagan Hospital, Santa Monica Hospital and UCLA Health Clinics. Qualifications Required: Certification as an American Sign Language interpreter is required. Possess and maintain certification as an ASL interpreter required Skills and Talents: Ability to distinguish between subtle nuances of meaning and idiomatic usage (technical, standard and sign). Exercise sensitivity, tact and patience in discretion in dealing with patients and hospital staff. Knowledge about patient's cultural background (customs and beliefs). Skill in interaction diplomatically with the public in high volume, stressful setting. Knowledge of medical terminology. Skilled in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction. Needs to be able to comply with interpreter Code of Ethics, HIPAA, Joint Commission, infections control, and other policies for inpatient and ambulatory populations. Knowledge regarding the culture of hearing impaired persons. Ability to operate telephonic device for the deaf and television decoder. Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with physicians, nurses, patients and administrative staff. Ability to mediate problems, which arise between deaf patients and medical center staff. Ability to work on-site and travel between various hospital and clinic location in Westwood, Santa Monica and off-site clinic locations based on the need for the assignment. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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