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The Quality and Patient Experience (QPE) department delivers on the Board's vision to advance a culture of treating patients with dignity, respect and equity; within our institutions and in the communities we serve; promote a reliable, consistent, and coordinated care experience across institutions; and achieve the best clinical outcomes possible. The Equity Team's Translation Specialist for Translation services, will report to the Project Manager, Language Access and will provide project support toward designing, implementing and managing a central interpreter services program. Work may include process mapping, coordinating the design of training/onboarding programs, and tracking and reporting on key metrics regarding the impact and efficiency of MGB's ability to provide timely and effective healthcare information, orally or written, to patients.
The Specialist directly provides and/or coordinates the services of written medical translation for the health system. Included in the Specialist's scope of work is patient letters, discharge instructions, official forms and documents, public signage, etc. The incumbent works across the health system in a positive manner to contribute to positive outcomes for patients and providers.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
In partnership with Program Manager, designs a process for completing translations that will yield high quality translated materials
Collaborates with key staff in targeted departments to support and inform selection of materials for translation
Translates materials, applying principles to ensure linguistic and cultural integrity
Reviews translated materials with department staff to validate meaning and intention
Coordinates all requests for translations with vendors as needed
Tracks volume and types of requests for translations, highlighting trends, weaknesses and successes.
Support budgetary process
Prepares invoices and monthly accounting for external translation charges
Processes payment for vendors of translation projects
Bachelor's degree required
At least 2 years' experience required in field of medical translations
Oral and written fluency in English and at least one other languages, preferably Spanish
Certificate in written translations strongly preferred
Member of American Translators Association strongly preferred
Strong organizational, administrative, and project management skills
Ability to prioritize and resolve critical issues efficiently and effectively
Ability to work with all levels of an organization
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong commitment to customer service
Experience with Microsoft Office applications
Ability to work independently
Ability to flex within a dynamic organization/policy environment.
Demonstrated commitment to health equity, antiracism, social justice causes, or community development.
EEO Statement Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.
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