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Specialty Interpreter - Korean

Interpreter Services 
PRN 
Rotating 
Varied hours & days weekly


Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 508-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

A Specialty Interpreter is an Interpreter for American Sign Language and/or Languages of Limited Diffusion employee of Lexington Medical Center  who facilitates communication of spoken or signed messages between LEP patients and visitors and LMC staff and providers. An interpreter  combines the ability to facilitate understanding with both cultural and linguistic barriers while adhering to the role of the interpreter. An interpreter provides sight-translation of appropriate materials as admissible according to the conventions of medical interpreting to enhance patients’ and families’ comprehension of medical procedures, treatment, discharge instructions, patient and family education, and follow-up care.

Minimum Qualifications

•Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
•Minimum Years of Experience: None
•Substitutable Education & Experience: None
•Required Certifications/Licensure: Nationally certified at the time of hire or obtain certification within the first year of employment (Interpreters for Languages of Limited Diffusion must be nationally certified through the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) or the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI). Interpreters for American Sign Language must be certified through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID))
•Required Training: Advanced Language skills in at least two languages, English and American Sign Language or a foreign language of limited diffusion; Experience interpreting in medical settings; Understanding of ethical and professional codes of conduct covering confidentiality, informed consent and privacy as outlined by the Registry of Interpreter of the Deaf or the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare (NCIHC); Specific proficiency testing and training.

Essential Functions
  • Provides interpretation services effectively, with accuracy of meaning through the use of medical, business, and general terminology.  The communication triad may include, but is not limited to, interpretation for patients, family members, visitors, LEP employees of LMC, and any person providing care or treatment on behalf of LMC and its affiliates.
  • Follows the guidelines of the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare (NCIHC) and/or the Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID) regarding ethics and the standards of practice.
  • Provides translation when needed and appropriate of pertinent materials for patients and families.
  • Serves as a cultural mediator, as necessary and when appropriate, to enhance communication between staff and patients or family members.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Monitors language and interpreting skills, takes initiative to maintain and improve as necessary and stays abreast of linguistic meanings and regional variances of both languages.
  • Participates in Continuing Education opportunities to maintain certification.
  • Monitors, accepts and responds to requests through ServiceHub.
  • Culturally sensitive and able to adapt to adverse situations, handle high pressure or emotionally intense scenarios.
  • Able to travel to other LMC facilities.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Eligible employees may also enroll in LMC's retirement plans on their date of hire, including the South Carolina State Retirement System (SCRS)
  • Supplemental 401(k)
  • 457(b) retirement plans
  •  Free life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Adoption assistance
  • 401(K) Match – LMC matches dollar for dollar up to 6% 
  • LMC provides its full-time employees short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • 529 College Savings
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

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