In this part-time position, the Medical Interpreter (for Hmong and Laotian) provides oral interpreting services for non-English speaking and Limited English speaking patients of UC Davis Health in Sacramento.REQUIRED--Knowledge of medical terminology and familiarity with the Health System setting --Experience interpreting accurately, completely, and clearly with the greatest possible fidelity to the spirit and letter of the original communication --Ability to orally interpret information from the target language into English, and from English into the target language --Ability to interact with and relate to non-English speaking persons of any background and culture with enthusiasm, professionalism and empathy --Tact and diplomacy to effectively meet the communication needs of the general public, medical staff, community, governmental agencies and internal committees --Organizational and prioritizing skills to determine patient and workload priorities to enable completion of appointments and projects in a timely manner --Confidence to interact with various departments one on one, through the phone, via video and in writing --Excellent written communication skills --Ability to read schedules, forms, brochures and computer printed information required to determine location of physicians, families, facilities, etc. and to disseminate this information as required --Possession of a valid California Driver's License and meet minimum California auto insurance requirements SPECIAL REQUIREMENT - THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
About University of California Davis Medical Center
At the end of 2015, we launched a comprehensive and inclusive process to tap into the broad, diverse knowledge of our entire UC Davis Health community to stimulate new and unique ideas for our next strategic plan.Throughout 2016, hundreds of members of our UC Davis Health family, as well as external friends and partners, took part in conversations and provided valuable input into charting a long-t...erm course for our future that will continue the momentum underway to solidify our position as a top-tier health care organization.With your valuable input and talents, I am excited to launch our six new strategic plan goals. Over the next few years, together we will:Lead Person-Centered Care in the best way, at the best time, in the best place, and with the best teamReimagine Education by cultivating diverse, transdisciplinary, life-long learners who will lead transformation in health care to advance well-being and equity for allAccelerate Innovative Research to improve lives and reduce the burden of disease through the discovery, implementation and dissemination of new knowledgeImprove Population Health through the use of big data and precision healthTransform Our Culture by engaging everyone with compassion and inclusion, by inspiring innovative ideas, and by empowering each otherPromote Sustainability through shared goals, balanced priorities and investments in our workforce and in our communityAt a time when our industry is experiencing some of the most formidable changes ever, these are bold aspirations that will anchor us and provide us with clarity of purpose and a path forward. I am fully confident that we will achieve great success knowing we have a solid plan and areas of focus to guide us.I thank everyone who participated in the planning process for their great input and their dedication to our future success.