Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Interpreter CDI per diem in Boston, Massachusetts

Interpreter CDI per diem

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Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts

Req ID 18447BR

Department Description: Interpreters abide by a set of Standards of Practice and are trained in medical terminology. BIDMC interpreters are committed to maintaining and improving their skills through various professional development opportunities within the medical interpreting profession and in the medical center itself. The art of medical interpretation requires an understanding of anatomy and physiology, linguistic competency, and interpersonal skills. The department collaborates with the BIDMC Ethics Support Service and many other clinics to address, in depth, the complexities that arise as part of the work. Interpreters respect patient confidentiality, are committed to providing the best in patient care in the all clinical environments including outpatient, inpatient, Emergency, and procedural areas, and work closely with the medical teams with the goal of maintaining patient safety.

This is a per diem position with no set schedule.Job Location: Boston, MAReq ID: 18447BRJob Summary: Enables Medical Center Staff to better meet the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients and employees; e.g., by providing Sign Language interpretation.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides Sign Language interpretation between health care providers and patients, including, consent forms; interprets during procedures performed. Is alert to problematic situations (e.g. breakdowns in communication, lack of information) and suggests appropriate solutions before problems arise whenever possible.

  • Delivers the highest quality of service to patients, providers, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing medical center employees. Must be responsive to individuals and departments and must demonstrate a team approach.

  • Performs on-call responsibilities if and when necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required. Associate's degree preferred in ASL

  • 1-3 years related work experience required.

  • Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Any competencies with Tactile interpreting, and/or working with the Deaf/Blind is preferred.


  • Written Communications: Ability to read, and write in English in order to understand basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively with patients, families and other medical center staff; and respond to basic questions.

  • Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

  • Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.

  • Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus