• Certified Medical Language Interpreter (Spanish)

    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/1/2018 3:14 PM)
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  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


    Duties & Responsibilities

    Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Certified Medical Language Interpreter (Spanish) to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.


    •  Provide specialized, confidential, and professional interpretation services, including but not limited to simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and sight translation of medical information for physician staff and other clinicians to patients and family members. 
    • Help determine the health concerns of the patients by precisely interpreting all communication without enhancement, omission, or embellishment, manage the word flow, maintain the register of the source to target language, seek clarification of unfamiliar terms and/or specialized medical procedures, diffuse any language barriers on behalf of Patients and family members so they may successfully understand all exchanges of health information pertinent to their compliance, well-being, and positive outcome.
    • Serves as a linguistic conduit and an advocate for underserved populations
    • Schedules and confirms appointments; documents interpreting encounters and hours, interprets for specialty consults and diagnostic testing; explains medical procedures and surgeries; interprets for Informed Consents and during conscious sedation procedures; interprets for family Conferences and Intensive Care Unit events, explains NIH protocol rules and regulations to patients; explains patients’ needs and concerns to clinicians and staff. 



    Required Qualifications:

    • Certification as a Health Care Interpreter is required for this position. 
    • Specialized knowledge of the Spanish Language as a Native Spanish Speaker (with 3+ ILR Level) or completion of a Master’s degree in Spanish Translation or Professional Interpretation or extensive experience as an Interpreter in the medical setting.  
    • Extensive knowledge of medical vocabulary and specialized terminology  
    • Previous interpretation experience in the Research setting. 
    • Ability to adapt to the accents and regional variations in both English and Spanish with seamless transition between languages throughout the interpretation encounter. 
    • Fluent knowledge of English that enables the interpreter to use a wide range of vocabulary, correct grammar, punctuation, syntax, and spelling to produce the most precise interpretation possible thereby insuring accuracy, grammatically correct phrasing, and fluidity.  

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience involving specific terminology pertinent to anatomy, diseases, surgical procedures, hospital protocol, admissions, history and physical, discharge instructions, mental health, oncology, transplant, patient education, and hospice
    • Completion of specialized coursework in medical terminology, sight translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpretation, and Interpreter’s Code of Ethics



    Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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