Spanish Interpreter
Allina Health System - Northfield, MN

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Introduction Allina Medical Clinic is committed to providing a work environment where passionate people have the knowledge, tools, opportunity and freedom to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We want you to be part of our team where each employee contributes to our mission of exceptional primary and specialty care. Allina Medical Clinic and their employees serve 463,000 patients, representing more than two million clinic visits at 40 locations each year. Allina Medical Clinic is part of Allina Health, a non-profit network of hospitals, clinics and other health care services.

Responsibilities Serve as interpreter for patients and families by accurately transmitting messages or care instructions between Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients and healthcare providers or support personnel Translates accurate, written version of document or medical records as requested Acts as a liaison between the clinic, outside agencies and the patient/family Qualifications Education/Experience High school diploma or equivalent Related undergraduate college degree preferred At least 1 year interpreting experience, preferably in a healthcare setting Successfully pass Allina and U of MN interpreter proficiency testing in area of fluency within 3 months of date of hire Skills Ability to establish and maintain effective rapport and excellent customer service skills with patients, family members and healthcare staff Produce oral translations, or where appropriate, brief written translations of written texts such as application forms, signage or medicinal labels Proficiently speaks, reads, interprets and follows verbal and written instructions in English and target language Displays a basic understanding of medical protocol and terminology, including knowledge of commonly used terms and concepts related to the human body; symptoms, illnesses, and medications; and health care specialties and treatments in each language, including the ability to interpret or explicate technical expressions Maintain strict confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA guidelines Ability to perform the job in accordance with Allina's Standards of Business Conduct, which include principles of legal compliance, ethics and integrity, confidentiality, protection of assets, and avoidance of conflicts of interest and inappropriate business relationships Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule Part time position 32 hours/week Monday - Friday Day shift 8:00 - 5:00 No weekends Non-contract Location/Community Information The city of Northfield is situated along the banks of the Cannon River, 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities. Northfield offers residents the pleasing combination of proximity to a metropolitan area and a quiet, small town setting. Northfield is the home of St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges and boasts of the place where the Jesse James Gang was defeated in 1876, an event celebrated annually after Labor Day.

Education is one of the main industries and the public school system has been recognized as one of the 100 best by Money Magazine. The community provides a wide range of seasonal activities from golf, tennis, biking and fishing to snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Northfield also offers a variety of cultural opportunities including gallery shows, plays, and music and dance concerts. The historic downtown, restored to recall the 19th century, showcases several dining, boutique, antique and gift shops.

Northfield: Located 35 miles South of Minneapolis/St. Paul Population = 19,400 Service Area = 99,000 Community Resource Links: Community Information School Digger Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine St. Paul Pioneer Press Twin Cities Living Magazine Star Tribune Closing Statement If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today.

Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA

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Overview: Allina Health is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees,...