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Position Description: Volunteer interpreters work as the primary interface between staff and patients, providing culturally competent, caring and quality interpretation. They stay with the patient during their appointment, and make follow up calls to them with lab results and other prescribed care.
Schedule: The Volunteer Interpreter serves 3.5- 4.5 hours per shift and may sign up for specific days and times when the clinic is open and seeing patients. Currently, those hours are as follows:
1 st & 3 rd Tuesday of the month, 2:30-6pm, 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, 12:30-5pm
Every Wednesday, 12:30-5pm
Every Thursday, 4:30-9pm
We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months from our volunteers.
The successful Medical Interpreter will have a fluent command of English and Spanish. Formal interpreter training is required. Those with prior medical interpretation experience may also apply. Individuals who are pursuing their medical interpreter certification may complete their required hours at the clinic, as long as they have completed formal training. A 6-month commitment to the clinic is requested. The interpreter must be familiar with the National Standards of Practice for Healthcare Interpreters. Experience interpreting in the first person is preferred.
This position requires strong command of a language including the ability to clearly communicate medical terms and conditions to patients who speak limited English. Interpreter needs to be compassionate, discreet, patient and polite with understanding of the social nuances of other cultures. This position requires accompaniment of patient through all phases of a clinic visit, including intake, examination and lab.
To apply, please email email@example.com, or send a message through this website.
700 Molalla Ave, OREGON CITY, OR 97045, US
Since February 2012 the Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine Founders Clinic, the first free clinic in Clackamas County, has been providing medical services to the uninsured and underserved thanks to numerous volunteers, community grants, donations and community services from area hospitals and nonprofit medical and dental service provides.
We are a free health clinic, staffed by volunteers who are passionate about serving undeserved, low-income people of Clackamas County. We offer a place for patients to get well, and stay well.
We'll work with your schedule.
700 Molalla AveOregon City, OR 97045
September 5, 2019