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Medical Interpreter

Martinez, CA

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Job Description
The Position
Bargaining Unit: Local856 - Health Services Unit
The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting to fill several permanent full-time Medical Interpreter vacancies in the Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN), located in Martinez, California. Currently, the Department is seeking bi-lingual candidates to fill Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Dari, Farsi, Punjabi, American Sign Language and Arabic Medical Interpreter vacancies.
Under general direction, incumbents provide medical interpretation, in target languages or American Sign Language, for patients and their family members either face-to-face, or by telephone or video during encounters with medical providers and/or other medical support personnel. Medical interpretation services are provided for clients and patients of Contra Costa Health Services including Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and its Health Centers, the Appointment Unit, and Financial Counseling as well as for clients and patients of various other hospitals and medical centers and clinics on the HCIN network, and on other related national networks.
Future vacancies for different languages may become available, bi-lingual candidates fluent in other language(s) are encouraged to apply.
To read the complete job description, please visit the website ****The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6)months.
Typical Tasks
Orally Interprets information related to medical procedures, diagnostic information, and medical education and instructions between patients, clients, medical providers, clinical staff in target language and in English
Clarifies meaning and verifies patient's understanding of conveyed medical information
Provides education, support, and clarification to medical providers and clinical staff on culturally specific values and practices as they relate to the health care encounter
Verify the accuracy of medical and technical terms and terminology
Maintain confidentiality of patient/client information according to established Departmental guidelines
Participate in training and continuing education to facilitate professional development.
Assist others in the use of the HCIN system
Provide and promote excellent customer service for all internal and external customers
Minimum Qualifications
Six (6) months of full time, or its equivalent, professional experience working as a Medical Interpreter.
Completion of at least 40 hours of an approved Medical Interpreter training program.
Note: Incumbents will be required to pass the Language Line Interpreter Skills Test and complete 40 hours of Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN) approved medical interpreter training within nine months of appointment.
Other Requirements:
A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment.
Selection Process
1. Application Filing:
All applicants must apply on-line at ****and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.
2. Application Evaluation:
Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
3. Training and Experience Evaluation:
Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire (Weighted 100%).
The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.
It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
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About Contra Costa County Human Resources Department
The County of Contra Costa, California (the County) was incorporated in 1850 as one of the original 27 counties of the State of California (the State), with the City of Martinez as the County Seat. It is one of the nine counties in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area. The County is the ninth most populous county in California, with its population reaching approximately 1,066,096 as of January 1, 2011.
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