Foreign Language Interpreter
Employment Type: Full-Time
General Statement of Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions
The Forsyth County Department of Public Health is seeking to hire a Foreign Language Interpreter to serve as a liaison between the Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Health Educators, and the patients by providing medical interpretation services and patient support. The Interpreter works with the Public Health Department Staff in various clinics throughout the department as well as assists with home visits for a variety of programs. Additionally, the Interpreter assists with translations, phone calls with Spanish speakers, and relays messages to staff in the appropriate areas.
This position may occasionally work some weekend and evenings.
Distinguishing Features: The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Considerable knowledge of foreign language(s) in both spoken and written forms
Fluency in English and Spanish;
Working knowledge of medical terminology;
Ability to interpret a wide range of information;
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals in both English and Spanish and;
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
Minimum Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED and one year of experience demonstrating a fluency in both English and the foreign language(s) necessary (Spanish) to successfully perform the assigned job duties.
Prefer experience in a health care or human services setting.
A higher education level may be considered as a substitution for all or part of the experience requirement.
A valid drivers license is required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Making home visits with other staff to interpret medical, financial, and social information for non English-speaking patients;
Providing interpreter services needed in the clinical setting as well as by telephone;
Translating written materials from English to a foreign language in the development of pamphlets, brochures, and other materials;
Assisting in outreach efforts in non English-speaking communities by identifying pregnant women and encouraging them to seek early and consistent prenatal care and;
Related duties as required.