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University of Rochester Time as Reported (TAR) Deaf-Professional Interpreter - 232103 in Rochester, New York

Time as Reported (TAR) Deaf-Professional Interpreter Job ID 232103

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

Time as Reported Grade 006 Interpreter Services


Population Served:

Any URMC Deaf Professional including learners, trainees, faculty, staff, and affiliates

General Responsibilities

The TAR Deaf-Professional Interpreter provides interpreting services for Deaf Professionals affiliated with the University of Rochester Medical Center. There is the opportunity to accept URMC patient-care interpreting work and on-call work, but this is not required.

When assignments cancel, the interpreter is expected to notify the Manager of Deaf-Professional Interpreting Services and/or the Deaf-Professional Schedulers of their availability and to accept substitute work accordingly using professional discretion.

Specific Responsibilities

Performs interpreting duties.

  • Fulfills the interpreting needs of Deaf Professionals and provides corresponding availability whenever possible

  • Prepares for and interprets all assignments in a timely and professional manner in accordance with hospital policy

    Completes all paperwork and administrative duties.

  • Informs Deaf-Professional Schedulers about assignment changes

  • Attends staff meetings and supervision sessions when available

  • Updates professional development transcript

  • Serves as a liaison between the Deaf Professional and the Deaf-Professional Schedulers by maintaining the Deaf Professional’s interpreting calendar when applicable

  • Completes eRecord at the end of each patient interaction as applicable for added patient-care interpreting

  • Completes daily and on-call logs as applicable for added patient care interpreting

  • Completes other paperwork as necessary

    Completes scheduled training and other required staff activities.

  • Yearly mandatory online training

  • Yearly health updates

  • Yearly professional development

  • Other training and activities as assigned

    Supervision, Accountability, and Evaluation


  • The Deaf-Professional Interpreter is supervised by the Manager of Deaf- Professional Interpreting Services.


  • The Deaf-Professional Interpreter is accountable to the Manager of Deaf-Professional Interpreting 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 for adherence to the RID Code of Professional Conduct.

  • The Deaf-Professional Interpreter notifies their supervisor and/or the Deaf- Professional Schedulers 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 Manager of Deaf-Professional Interpreting Services. Input is sought from those that the interpreter works closely with including Deaf Professionals, teamers, hearing consumers, and leadership.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience interpreting in a health care or clinical setting

  • Experience interpreting STEM topics

  • Experience interpreting for and a recommendation from at least one of the current URMC Deaf Professionals

    Required Qualifications

  • Adherence to the RID Code of Professional Conduct

  • Passed the written test 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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