University of Rochester On-Call Sign Language Interpreter in Rochester, New York


Time as Reported Grade 006 Interpreter Services


General Responsibilities:

The On-Call/TAR Sign Language 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. The On-Call/TAR interpreter will have the opportunity to work with Deaf Professionals at URMC and connect with a top-notch interpreter staff including Designated Interpreters and Certified Deaf Interpreters.

All On-Call staff must fulfill the minimum monthly work requirements. Details regarding this obligation and all other scheduling and Preference Sheet submissions are distributed through management.

When the minimum On-Call requirement is met, TAR hours (scheduled work) may be taken as per hospital needs and at the discretion of the interpreter and scheduler. 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 TAR/On-Call 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.


  • 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 required.
  • Prefer minimum of two years general interpreting in a health care setting
  • RID, Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI), or similar National Certification preferred.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: On-Call Sign Language Interpreter

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 208931

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: TAR