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Job Code and Title:  (4999) Translator   

Position Title:  Somali Interpreter   

Job Code:  4999   

Requisition Number:  160840   

Position Category:  Staff - Professional Non-Faculty   

Appointment Term:  A = 12 month   

Appointment Type:  Temporary (2)   

Work Hours:  To be determined   

Work Days:  Monday - Friday   

Total Hours or % Appointment:  75%   

Full/Part-time:  Part-Time   

Starting Hourly Rate:  TBD   

Department Name:  Comm U Hlth Care Ctr/Var Child (811A)   

College or Admin Unit:  Academic Health Center   

Campus Location:  Twin Cities   

Job Open Date:  04-22-2009   

Job Close Date:  Open Until Filled 

Internal Promotional Consideration:  04-29-2009   

Required/Preferred Qualifications: 
*This position is represented by a bargaining unit; AFSCME Technical. Dues or fair share deductions will be made.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (MUST be mentioned on application/resume):
One year experience in health clinic or hospital interpretation.
Demonstrated skills in writing and speaking Somali. We provide language testing for all 4999 positions.
Preferred Qualifications:
Completion of University of MN (or other similar) Interpreter course or certification. 
 Essential Functions:
1. Provide voice/in person interpreting in all phases of patient involvement in clinic services, from registration through the clinical exam. May also include translating written material in clinical visit. (60% time)
2. Assist patients via telephone who need to schedule appointments, clarify provider orders, arrange for transportation to/from clinic. (20 % time)
3. Contact patients with or at the direction of providers and other care team staff, to explain orders, results, etc. (up to 5% time)
4. Provide reminder calling services for next-day appointments. (10% time)
5. Translate written materials into language for use of all patients. (up to 5% time)   

Program/Unit Description:
This classification has the responsibility to translate for patients in our outpatient clinic, as they move through the appointment cycle. Includes assisting patients with person-to-person language interpretation, may also include translating other written materials, in Registration, clinical exams (Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health), laboratory services, pharmacy services, nursing services.   

Application Instructions:
*Background check is required for this position.*   

Does this position require a background check?  Yes   

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