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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Language Services
Category: Interpreter & Translation Svcs
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 674739
Date Posted: 5/18/2022
Employee Type: PRN

Position Summary

Posting Note: *This is a PRN (as needed) position*

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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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor's Degree (any major) Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. American Sign Language experience in a hospital setting. Required
2. American Sign Language experience with interpreting for children. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current professional certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID certified) that includes a written general knowledge test, as well as a practical interpreting skills exam. Required
2. Current license from The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Fully fluent in American Sign Language to English and English to American Sign Language. Required
2. Computer skills for data entry and research. Required
3. Must possess strong concentration, speaking and listening skills. Required
4. Fluency in spoken Spanish. Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Frequently
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
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