Caring Health Center Part-Time Vietnamese Medical Interpreter in Springfield, Massachusetts

Position Title: Part Time Vietnamese Medical Interpreter Minimum Requirements: 1. Bachelor?s Degree or equivalent background and experience. 2. Complete fluency in English and the target language. 3. Experience either in a broad medical field or completion of a medical Interpreter training program. 4. High level of oral and written communication skills in target language and English; ability to prepare effective reports. 5. Ability to make effective presentations to large groups of people. 6. Must possess the ability of positively interact with patients, staff personnel, visitors and the general public. 7. Must show discretion in the handling of confidential information. 8. Must possess the ability to work independently, problem solve and make sensible decisions for the well-being of the patient. 9. Strong organizational skills 10. Ability to use a computer to track patient flow, word process and schedule patients. 11. Friendly, reliable, and professional both in behavior and appearance. 12. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, individuals seeking assistance and the general public. Principle Responsibilities and Duties: 1. Understand a variety of regional accents and linguistic styles for target language. 2. Select appropriate mode of interpretation for each situation. 3. Interpret with highest degree of accuracy and completeness in verbal interpretation, sight interpretation modes and written translation. 4. Self-correct, understand own linguistic limitations, seeks clarification and accepts corrections. 5. Pick up cues from encounter participants regarding level of understanding and/or need for clarification. 6. Strong writing skill and understanding of translation process.