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University of Rochester On-Call Deaf Interpreter - 224921 in Rochester, New York

On-Call Deaf Interpreter Job ID 224921

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time TAR Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Time as Reported Grade 006 Interpreter Services


Position Title: On-Call Deaf Interpreter

Service Area: University of Rochester Medical Center

Age of Patient Population Served: All

X Neonatal

X Pediatric: age 1-12

X Adolescent: age 13-17

X Adult: age 18-64

X Geriatric: age 65

General Responsibilities:

The On-Call/TAR Deaf interpreter provides interpreting services for all clinical and professional University of Rochester Medical Center staff, patients and family members/significant others who are with the patient.

All On-Call staff must fulfill the minimum on-call requirements. Details regarding this obligation and all other scheduling information are available from the Lead or Manager.

When the minimum On-Call requirement is met, TAR hours (scheduled patient care work) may be taken as per hospital needs and at the discretion of the interpreter and scheduler/Lead. There is no requirement for the On-Call interpreter to work a minimum number of TAR hours.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Completes scheduled training and other required staff activities.

  • Yearly mandatory online policy and procedure training

  • Yearly health updates

  • Attends staff meetings

  • Other training/activities as necessary

  • Completes all paperwork and administrative duties.

  • eRecord completed at the end of each patient interaction

  • On-Call log

  • Monthly On-Call preference sheets

  • Yearly certification update

  • Professional development transcript

  • Other paperwork as necessary

  • Performs clinical duties.

  • During On-Call shifts, interpreter carries a pager assigned by the hospital responding to all pages immediately.

  • Interpreter interprets all assignments, whether prescheduled or On-Call, in a timely and professional manner in accordance with hospital policy.

    Supervision, Accountability, and Evaluation:


  • The Deaf interpreter is supervised by the Lead for Patient Care in conjunction with the Manager of ASL Interpreter Services.


  • The Deaf interpreter is accountable to his/her/their Lead and Manager of Interpreter Services for implementation of the job responsibilities set forth in this job description, adherence to Hospital and Social Work and Patient & Family Services policies, procedures and standards of interpreter conduct and adherence to the RID Code of Professional Conduct.

  • The Deaf Interpreter arranges coverage and contacts supervisor via pager if commitment to scheduled work cannot be fulfilled.


  • An evaluation is conducted at the end of the first six months of employment, and annually thereafter by the Lead for Patient Care or Manager of ASL Interpreter Services.

    Professional Qualifications:

  • Two years of post-high school education or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Membership with The Registry of interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and adherence to tenets within the RID Interpreter Code of Professional Conduct require

  • Minimum of two years general interpreting in a health care setting is required

  • Have at least passed the written tests for RID or BEI

  • RID Certification, Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) level 3, or similar National Certification preferred within 18 months of employment

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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