Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana,
Internal Number: 297701
The School of Optometry seeks an individual to provide bilingual (English/Spanish) language interpreting services to patients and patients' families with limited English proficiency to identify needs and concerns relative to the optometry experience at the Indianapolis Eye Care Center.
This position serves as an essential liaison and assistant for patients, eye care professionals, the community, and the School of Optometry.
This position will also support the administrative functions of the clinical operations (filing and pulling charts, answering the phone and confirming patient appointments). This position serves as one of the points-of-contact for the School of Optometry clinical services and has exposure to protected health information (PHI).
This position is subject to the federal and state required background and OIG verifications.
High school diploma or GED or equivalent
1-2 years of experience as an interpreter
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Medical Interpreter Certification, equivalent certification, or become certified within 1 year of initial employment.
Knowledge of medical concepts and terminology, and
Proven demonstration of excellent bilingual communication skills, both verbal and written.
Professional presentation skills
Ability to exercise diplomacy and tact
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to demonstrate confidentiality in all capacities of this position to comply with federal and state regulations.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.