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Foreign Language Medical Interpreter -Per Diem

Company: Maine Medical Center
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Summary Maine Medical Center currently seeks foreign language interpreters to provide support to our staff and our patients. We are looking for interpreters for a variety of languages, including: Arabic (Sudanese Arabic preferred Farsi French/Kinyarwanda Lingala Somali French Position Summary: Foreign Language Medical Interpreters facilitate health related communication between Health Care Providers (HCPs) and Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients, ensuring that patients receive understandable and respectful care that is in keeping with their cultural health beliefs, practices and primary language. Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) Education: Advanced knowledge of medical terminology in source and target language as evidenced by passing score on ICCS on line test and completion of 100 hour LANA training or degreed (MD or RN) from the United States. Advanced training and/or experience in medical interpretation as evidenced by completion of 12 hour LANA (or comparable) Basic Interpreter course and documented medical interpreting experience. License/Certifications: N/A Experience: See "Education" Fluency or comparable skill level in both English and the target language(s) as evidenced by Pacific (or comparable) Bilingual Language test. Excellent customer service - teamwork skills. Scheduling flexibility and willingness to work at multiple locations. Additional Information MaineHealth was ranked a Best-In-State Employer in 2021 and one of America's Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America."MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.orgWith a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

Keywords: Maine Medical Center, Portland , Foreign Language Medical Interpreter -Per Diem, Healthcare , Portland, Maine

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