0.001 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift
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begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced
technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered
care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education
and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile
Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring,
committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to
heal humanity, one child and family at a time.
Under the direct supervision of the manager of interpreter
services, the ASL interpreter conducts medical and general
interpreting for the patient care staff and for patients and their
families throughout LPCH and its satellite locations. The
interpreter acts as Language Bridge to ensure best outcomes in
communication between the hearing and/or speech impaired and their
caregivers. The interpreter acts as a cultural consultant to staff
and as an advocate, when appropriate, for non-hearing patients and
families. The interpreter assesses and monitors patients'
understanding of the information conveyed and keeps
physicians/nurses informed as to the level of that understanding.
Suggest referrals to medical staff, clinical social workers,
patient representation staff, chaplains and ancillary services.
Records services provided in electronic patient's chart. Represent
LPCH/SHC interpreter services at various functions.
Assesses patient's and family's comprehension of "informed
consent" as needed. Encourages patients' compliance with treatment
acting as cultural broker. Advises physician/patient care team of
need for clarification. Assists LPCH clinical staff in the
assessment of situations in culturally different context.
Performs medical interpretation and transliteration for patients
and their families; medical staff and other care providers;
including in-group settings, such as family conferences. This will
include but is not limited to interpreting when a care giver is: a)
Taking a patient's medical history, b) Giving diagnoses, c)
Performing medical procedures, d) Explaining treatment plan e)
Explaining medicine prescription and regimen, f) Providing patient
education or counseling, g) Describing discharge and follow up
Works with scheduling system and coordinators or managers to
assess daily need for services. Documents sessions in CERNER.
Management conflicts of scheduling to ensure best outcome for
Any combination of education and experience that would likely
provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as
possession of any required licenses or certifications is
Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field
from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and
directly related work experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive
Ability to remain calm under pressure and apply sound
Ability to respond to on-call needs, and to accommodate last
Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English
effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective
performance of the job.
Knowledge of cultural and perceptual factors that may affect
patient treatment and communication.
Knowledge of extensive medical terminology and sign vocabulary
and continue to improve sign competencies and medical terminology
through continuing education.
Knowledge of healthcare interpreter and professional standards
of best practice, to ensure consistent quality and performance,
including: accuracy, confidentiality, impartiality, respect,
cultural awareness, role boundaries, professionalism,
self-development and advocacy.
Knowledge of and adherence to the healthcare professional
interpreter's code of ethics.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford strongly values
diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and
non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including
the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate
against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual
orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic
origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition,
genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the
perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of
all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with
criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized
assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where
applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance
Ordinance. REQNUMBER: 13467-1A