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Interpreter - Vietnamese

Interpreter Services 

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 Spoken Language Interpreter is an employee of Lexington Medical Center who facilitates communication of spoken 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: 1 Year of experience as a medical interpreter
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Nationally certified at the time of hire or must obtain certification within the first year of employment (Spoken Language Interpreters must be nationally certified through the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) or the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI))
Required Training: Must complete or have completed Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter specific proficiency testing and training upon hire.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrate outstanding listening, analytical and short-term memory skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent language skills in both English and another language.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and professional codes of conduct covering confidentiality, informed consent and privacy.
  • 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).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides sight-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.
  • 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)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina