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Title: Somali Medical Interpreter - University of Washington Medical Center
Post by: Admin on July 03, 2009, 12:11:04 AM
Req #: 52526
Job Location: UW Medical Center 
Posting Date: 02/27/2009 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $15.87 - $21.16 per hour 
Union Position: Yes, This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information ( 
Shift: Rotating or Variable   
Notes: This is a temporary, hourly paid position. Please only apply if you are interested in hourly employment.   

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top ten medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2008 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

UWMC currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary Somali Medical Interpreter 1. Medical Interpreters provide medical interpretation for patients and medical staff. The medical interpreter is responsible for ensuring that the thought, intent, and spirit of the messages are complete, culturally correct, and linguistically accurate. The medical interpreter carries out her/his work in compliance with departmental policies, procedures, standards of practice and code of ethics. 

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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. 
Strong team orientation. Successful track record in perinatal continuum. Translation skills a plus. Experience as a staff model interpreter a plus. Experience at a teaching hospital a plus. 
Condition of Employment:
Employee will work on an unscheduled basis. There is no specific shift. Some work will take place from Monday through Friday from 8 to 5, however staff is assigned to times of greatest patient demand. Due to high Labor and Delivery demand, the Somali interpreter must be available for some evening and weekend work, and must have transportation at these times.   

This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions upon the completion of 350 hours of work. 
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. ( To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or 
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