UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

MEDICAL INTERPRETER 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8087 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Perform interpretation work requiring proficiency in oral and written English and the target language to assist limited English speaking patients to obtain the access to medical care.

BASIC FUNCTION

Provide spoken language interpretation for patients, medical providers and staff to include sight translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpretation.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, provide consecutive and simultaneous interpreting services in a medical setting.

TYPICAL WORK

Provide spoken language interpretation to patients, medical providers and staff in person or over the telephone;

Provide sight translation in the presence of the medical provider and/or other medical staff;

Consult with medical providers prior to or during interpretation encounters;

Assess the patients interpretation needs;

Explain and clarify cultural differences;

Assist patients to complete medical, financial, or other forms;

Complete documentation related to the interpretation encounters;

Provide appointment reminder calls to patients;

Assist with the translation of written or video taped medical materials;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

High school graduation or equivalent AND three years of interpretation experience with two years interpretation experience in a clinic or hospital setting AND Washington State Department of Social and Health Services certification or qualification

OR

equivalent education/experience.

Effective: 10/1/99

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05