Clinical Translator

Location: Trillium Family Services
Program/Department: Quality
Schedule: On-call/Varies

Internal Applicants: Please submit a cover letter with the position listed and an updated resume to the HR department to apply.

Job Summary:

Responsible for written translation of clinical documents such as assessments, plans, and discharge materials to be provided to non-English speaking families in their preferred language. Maintains clinical integrity of documentation, corresponding as closely to the English language document as possible while preserving the intended message.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:  
Written and oral competency in both English and the target language  
Abilty to translate sensitive clinical documentation from English into the target language for the needs of Trillium clients and families  
Completion of document translation at a professional quality and within the timelines specified by the project  
Maintanance of the integrity of clinical documentation to exact wording used within the English language version, wherever possible, use of critical thinking to identify more appropriate terms within the target language to maintain consistency of clinical message  
Maintains a comprehensive glossary of mental health terms which correspond to English terms in the target language  
Works collaboratively with clinicians to ensure meaning and intent of documentation for accurate translation  
Conducts oneself in a professional and respectful manner as evidenced by actions, language, and attire  
Complete all training required for the position  
All other duties as assigned    
Professional Requirements:    
Works at maintaining good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with coworkers, clinicians, and other staff    
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner    
Attends committee and management meetings as appropriate    
Functions as an effective team player    
Demonstrates an approach to problem solving, goal achievement and corrective strategies which is systematic, orderly and empirical    
Demonstrates acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors and cultures    
Demonstrates ability to establish clear and appropriate boundaries in relationship with staff and clients and the handling of confidential and sensitive information    
Demonstrates a commitment to cultural awareness and works toward cultural competency for the organization    
Demonstrates a commitment to the following Organizational Priorities with regard to all persons:    
A commitment to non-violence: Helping to build safety skills and a commitment to higher purpose.    
A commitment to emotional intelligence: Helping to teach emotional management skills.    
A commitment to social learning: Helping to build cognitive skills    
A commitment to open communication: Helping to overcome barriers to healthy communication, learn conflict management, reduce acting out, enhance self protective and self correcting skills, teach health boundaries    
A commitment to democracy: Helping to create civic skills of self control, self discipline and administration of healthy authority.    
Commitments to social responsibility: Helping to rebuild social connection skills, establish health attachment relationships; establish sense of fair play and justice.    
A commitment to growth and change: Helping to work through loss and prepare for the future.    

 ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITES: Other duties may be assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, individuals must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Preference given to applicants with Associate or Bachelor’s degree; may substitute education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Proof of passing a language proficiency test at an Oregon approved testing center for the target language, Certification as a Health Care Interpreter in the state of Oregon preferred

Experience: Must be at least 18 years of age.  Experience within a mental health or other medical setting preferred.

Job Knowledge: Support and assist with translation of written materials in assigned program and therapeutic services provided by TFS staff to include all programs at all campus sites. Job encounters a wide diversity of work situations and new tasks and/or assignments which involve a high degree of complexity.  Work is performed with little direct supervision.  Decisions and products of work are reviewed by the Director of Quality Improvement.

Skills: Computer skills, word processing, and data entry

Language Skills: Strong language skills required, ablility to communicate effectively in English and the target language both verbally and in writing.

This is a disqualified person’s position as referenced in section 4958 of the Internal Revenue Code of the Excess Benefit Transactions policy.

Physical Demands:  For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, contact the HR department. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

Application Details:

Consideration of candidates will begin as soon as 08/17 and position may close after that date without notice.

If you need accommodation to review the information and/or complete the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Trillium Family Services is a drug free workplace. All final applicants will be subject to a criminal record identification check pursuant to ORS 181.536.727.537 and agency policy. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and support a culturally linguistically diverse governance, leadership and workforce.