Provides advocacy, medical interpretation and care coordination for the deaf and hard-of-hearing patients and families. Identifies and triages these needs and issues to ensure language access and culturally sensitive and appropriate care for these patients and families in both in- and outpatient settings. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
- Associate’s degree in a healthcare-related field.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of four years of experience in medical interpreting.
- National certification in medical interpreting as available and applicable.
- Other state and spoken language certifications.
- ASL only – Certified American Sign Language (ASL) with the Registry of interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Interpreter. Other state and ASL certifications.
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.
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