Interpreter II--Language Services (ASL)

Interpreter II--Language Services (ASL)

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center | Cincinnati, OH, 45208, US
Salary Range:$36,000 – $56,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 15 days ago

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SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION\: Provide language access services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Demonstrate proficiency in speaking/signing and understanding spoken English and ASL. Must interpret effectively, accurately; and impartially; both receptively and expressly; to and from ASL and English; using any necessary specialized vocabulary; terminology, and phraseology; while adhering to generally-accepted interpreter ethics principles.







Facilitate communication between LEP, deaf, or hard of hearing patients and families and medical center staff by providing accurate, comprehensive and professional medical interpreting services in-person or remotely. Recognize the complexity of the clinical encounter and language barrier by identifying cues regarding level of understanding and/or need for clarification. Set tone of the encounter to manage spatial configuration and flow of communication to preserve accuracy and completeness, and to assess and address potential areas of discomfort for patient (age, gender of interpreter, no previous experience with interpreters). Adhere to generally-accepted interpreter ethics principles such as NCIHC's National Code of Ethics for Interpreters in Health Care, IMIA's Code of Ethics, and RID's Code of Professional Conduct. Perform short, written translation of discharge instructions. Remote video interpretation (RVI) is required.


·Conflict Resolution


Serve as first level problem resolution for medical center staff of issues related to language access services. Escalate issues to management team as necessary. Responsible for research, analysis and resolution of complex issues and questions in a timely manner. Identify patterns in issues and participate in determining and addressing root causes. Accurately document and close issues. Maintain positive relationship with medical center staff. Anticipate and actively engage in problem solving and build upon earlier learning.


Diffuse conflict between parties by remaining calm and impartial yet knowing when to intervene as intercultural mediator when communication is compromised by culture-bound messages. Use culturally-appropriate behavior and be able to choose the appropriate time to clarify or interject by respecting the goals of the encounter while respecting own personal values, beliefs, and cultural characteristics. Acknowledge these elements when considering whether to withdraw from encounters where these factors may interfere with successful interpretation.


Monitor and analyze reporting to measure and improve processes. Act as a resource for interpreter schedulers and management.


Maintain currency in the field by attending continuing education, training, certification, or accreditation that is available and appropriate to maintain the highest standards for delivery of service.



Take VRI calls when no in-person appointments have been assigned.




Required\: · High school diploma or equivalent · 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline. ·or equivalent combination of education and experience Travel to all neighborhood satellite locations is required. Person transportation is required National ASL certification required VRI ( Video Remote Interpreting ) required.  No experience necessary.


  Unique Skills\: ·Language Comprehension
Proficiency in speaking/understanding spoken English and at least one other language


Cincinnati Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and treasures Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are committed to creating an environment of dignity and respect for all our employees, patients, and families (EEO/AA).