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Sign Language Interpreter (PRN)

Company: Olathe Health
Location: Olathe
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: We welcome you to join the Language Access Team as a Sign Language Interpreter. You will be responsible for providing equal access to deaf/hard of hearing patients and their families/significant others by interpreting in American Sign Language, transliterating English or matching the mode of communication best understood by the patient. Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 Year / Associate Degree OR 5 years documented interpreting experience in lieu of degree. Minimum
  • 4 Year / Bachelors Degree Preferred
  • 1 - 3 Years Documented Medical Interpreting experience. Minimum
  • Fluency in English, American Sign Language, and Coded English (Minimum proficiency)
  • Auditory Perception. Must be able to hear instructions from patients, medical staff, and other involved individuals. (Minimum proficiency)
  • Medical Terminology course completed or able to complete within 6 months of hire. (Preferred proficiency)
  • None Certification - Certification through Kansas Quality Assurance Screening at Level 4 (Interpreting) and Level 4 (Transliterating) or above, or Missouri Certification - Advanced Level or above, or National Interpreter Certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Minimum Key Responsibilities:
    • Recognizes Language Access Services role in the continuum of patient care.
    • Maintains strict standard of confidentiality, sharing patient/interpreting related information on an "as needed" basis only.
    • Respects patient's privacy during examinations and procedures by being aware of positioning and using appropriate eye contact.
    • Maintains accurate, up-to-date records and documents provision of services as specified in departmental policy.
    • Ensures continuity of care by giving appropriate, detailed SBAR to next shift and/or team members.
    • Ensures the provision of consistent, quality services by pro actively supporting team members, covering other staff members duties when necessary and agreeing to work outside scheduled hours. Benefit Highlights:
      • Medical/Vision/Dental
      • 403b Retirement Plan with 3% company match
      • 5 days of Paid Parental/Adoption Leave
      • $5k in Adoption Assistance per child
      • Paid Sick Leave
      • Accrued PTO
      • Life Insurance
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Voluntary Benefits, including: Life, Accidental Death or Dismemberment, Critical Illness, Long-term Disability, Short-term Disability, Hospital Indemnity, Pet, Identity Theft and Legal Insurance
      • Collaborative professional work environment
      • Reduced cafeteria rates (OMC location only)
      • Tuition Reimbursement so you can achieve your educational goals (up to $5,250/year) Disclosure: Benefits eligibility may vary based on position. Why Top Talent Join Olathe Health? Our mission is to help people through healing, health and happiness. Top performers want to be a part of something special---something with a purpose. - We want the best and brightest health care professionals who are focused on providing compassionate, personalized care. - And we are committed to continue to give our associates growth and developmental opportunities while providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming work environment to do their best work. We all strive to help each other as a team to deliver the best patient care possible. At Olathe Health, we believe that if we take care of our people, they will take care of everything else. From our modest beginnings with a 30-bed hospital in 1953 to a dynamic, regional health system with more than 2,400 associates today, Olathe Health continues to grow to meet the needs of our patients and the community. The system consists of Olathe Medical Center, Inc. (OMCI), Miami County Medical Center, Inc. (MCMC), and Olathe Health Physicians, Inc. (OHPI), a large physician corporation with 38 locations. The system offers a wide range of services and specialties for individuals in all stages of life, from primary care, pediatrics and maternity care to specialties, including oncology, surgery, orthopedics, spine, cardiology, home health and hospice. - Several of our most recent honors as a system include:
        • Fortune/IBM Watson Health named OMC one of the 2021 Top 100 Hospitals.
        • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded OMC and MCMC - - - - - - - four-star ratings in 2021.
        • One of Ingram Magazine's "2020 Best Companies to Work for" (large employer category) and one of the "Best Hospitals in Kansas for Nurses" (according to nurse.org). Great things are happening at Olathe Health and we would love for YOU to join our team today!

Keywords: Olathe Health, Olathe , Sign Language Interpreter (PRN), Other , Olathe, Kansas

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