Interpreter-Student Health Center 6735BR Student Affairs Student Health Center
Detailed Job Description This is a part-time position-schedule: Days- Monday - Friday. One evening- Monday - Friday.
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Reporting to the Associate Clinical Director of the Student Health Center (SHC), the ASL Interpreter provides interpreting services for deaf or hard of hearing patients and the health care providers they are seeing in a college health setting. Services offered in the health center include psychiatry, minor trauma evaluation/management and primary care services including sexual and gender health care. This is a half-time position working an opposite schedule of another ASL interpreter. Interview for two open positions.
Provide interpreting and/or communication support for Student Health Center staff, and deaf/hard of hearing consumers.
Interpreting for direct one-one and/or group interactions
Promote understanding and enhance knowledge of staff role/function of the interpreter; use of specialized equipment, etc.
Serving as an advocate for deaf/hard of hearing patients.
Health education and health promotion
initiate special projects related to communication with Deaf/Hard of Hearing/Deaf Blind patients
identify appropriate ASL health video resources to be shared with patients
Participate in special programs or events reaching our deaf/Hard of Hearing/ Deaf Blind populations.
Participate in SHC committees and initiatives that support our AAAHC accreditation.
Other Duties as assigned including but not limited to
Support interpreting students in developing practical experiences in health care settings
RIT Required Trainings
Department/College Description The Wellness area within the Division of Student Affairs shares a passion for enriching the quality of life for all students. Every area within Wellness aims to enhance student success and collegiate life by providing innovative, inclusive and responsible programs, services, and education.
RIT Student Health Center (SHC) is a fully accredited (AAAHC) ambulatory care facility. The Student Health Center is committed to fulfilling its mission in a respectful, trusting and caring manner while maintaining sensitivity to the backgrounds, experiences and health practices which exist among the student population served.
Minimum Qualifications Education/Experience
2 years of professional experience interpreting in a healthcare setting
Associates degree or equivalent experience
Effective interpersonal, written and electronic communications skills, including the ability to convey complex information in accessible terms to diverse or multicultural audiences
Ability to establish, build and maintain effective working relationships based on respect, empathy and honesty with diverse groups and individuals
Ability to manage and maintain confidential and private information; uses confidential, sensitive and/or private records and information, protects information appropriately
Computer competence using software and enterprise systems appropriate for the complexities of the role and its functions
High level of comfort with interpreting difficulty conversations including mental health crises, sexual history and gender identity.
Follow the RID/NAD Code of Professional Conduct and utilize additional resources/support as appropriate.
Certification, professional license, or credential
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Experience in Outlook Calendaring
Experience with Pyramed or other electronic medical record
Certification by Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), NIC Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting strongly preferred
Professional Area: Employment Category: Parttime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 119H
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