Job Details


Job Number: 529345
Categories: Professional, Allied Health Professionals
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: PRN
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

High School diploma, Language Competency Certificate, and two (2) years experience in health care setting required.

Job Duties

Maintains daily operation Language and Translation Services' functions as described: Introduces self and explains role. Manages spatial configuration (patient-provider-interpreter) to maximize ease and directness of communication. Maintains linguistic register and style of speaker.
Addresses patient's comfort needs in relation to interpreter with regard to age, gender, and other potential areas of discomfort. Selects appropriate mode of interpretation (consecutive, simultaneous, first or third person). Transmits information between patient and provider.
Ensures that listener understands message. Ensures that interpreter understands message to be transmitted. Manages communication flow to preserve accuracy and completeness and build rapport between provider and patient.
Performs accuracy of interpretation self-check and corrects mistakes. Assists provider with interview closure activities. Ensures concerns raised during and after interview are addressed and referred to appropriate resources. Completes appropriate documentation of interpreter's work.
Uses culturally appropriate behavior. Recognizes and addresses instances that require intercultural inquiry to ensure accurate and complete understanding.
Maintains confidentiality. Interprets accurately and completely. Maintains impartiality. Respects patient's privacy. Maintains professional distance and professional integrity.
Facilitates patient, family, and staff interactions.
Provides translation services as neccesary.
Maintains record of interpreting encounters and written translations and completes monthly report.
Perfoms other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a PRN (as needed) position. Position covers various shifts, some weekends and holidays.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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