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Position Details

Department: Language Services
Category: Interpreter & Translation Svcs
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 347968
Date Posted: 8/2/2017
Employee Type: PRN

Position Summary

This position provides American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services for deaf and hard of hearing patients and families in a wide variety of hospital and outpatient clinical settings and English interpretation of ASL for medical providers, and other hospital/clinic support staff.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Concurrently performs English to ASL and ASL to English interpretation of patient care needs between patient, family and health care team members to ensure understanding of needs, issues, and/or concerns.
  2. Provides accurate and timely documentation of interpretation activities in the medical record.
  3. Enters encounters into Language Services data base.
  4. Provides recommendations to health care team on how best to improve communication needs of patient and/or family.
    • Assists with providing for the deaf and hard of hearing patient/family communication needs, including assessing and adjusting lighting, seating arrangements and access to visual aides or recommending additional communication resources like a certified deaf interpreter (CDI).
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.
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