Provides American Sign Language medical interpretation, advocacy, and care coordination for the deaf and hard-of-hearing patients and families/caretakers. Ensures language access and culturally sensitive and appropriate care for patients and families requiring communication accommodation in in- and outpatient settings. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
- Associate's degree in a healthcare-related field. Bachelor's degree preferred.
- Minimum of one year of experience interpreting in a medical setting; 3 years of experience preferred.
- Certified American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter listed in the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
- Other state and ASL certifications.
- Ability to identify and address obstacles to high-quality patient care and satisfaction.
- Ability to work in multiculturally diverse environment.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Ability to defuse stressful circumstances.
- Well-developed listening, interpretative, and conciliation skills.
- Networking skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and Excel.
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.
A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.