Non-Clinical Careers at Lifespan

Interpreter Intern Job

Job Number: RIH11156

Job Title: 40hrs/Days Rotating 8 - Interpreter Intern-Spanish - Interpreter Services

Department: Interpreter Services - 1013119

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Associate Degree in related area related to Human Services (i.e. Social Work, Psychology, etc.) or its equivalent level of experience. Fluency and proficiency in both English and target foreign language. Able to accurately interpret and translate verbal and written communication by end of training program. Must have Medical Interpreter Training Program Certificate. Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process. Requires proficiency in Medical Terminology in English and a Foreign Language in order to interpret and translate accurately. Requires interpersonal and communication skills to deal effectively with medical providers treating patients and their families in situations that may be difficult and highly emotional for both parties. Requires the knowledge, sensitivity, and ability to bridge ethnic values, cultural beliefs and behaviors with American Medical Practices. Responsible to ensure that a language barrier does not prevent the provision of Quality Medical Care.
The Medical Interpreter Intern reports to the Manager Interpreter Services & Information Desk or designee. Under direct supervision and within established policies and procedures, the Medical Interpreter Intern after an established period of observation provides both oral and written foreign language interpretation services to non-English speaking patients and employees. Explains hospital policies and procedures and provides assistance to patients who have limited English proficiency. This position serves as a temporary opportunity for Medical Interpreter Intern to receive medical interpreter exposure in a hospital work environment.