Intelligere - Independent Contractor Interpreter

Background

Based in Minneapolis and serving the community since 1979, Intelligere has the longest history of providing language solutions in Minnesota. Today, we serve a myriad of clients and hundreds of people each day. With an emphasis in healthcare, Interpreters will receive specialized healthcare and ethics training to provide the best care possible.

Our core values of Quality, Integrity, Accountability & Respect are the bedrock from which we function. If you have a passion for the community you serve and hold true to the above values, we would be proud to be your partner.

Summary

Intelligere is looking to partner with qualified, professional interpreters who will be responsible for facilitating daily cross-cultural communication between limited English speaking individuals, family members and others, along with medical providers and staff. The interpreter will serve as a cultural and language resource to all parties.

Qualifications

  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Active status on the Minnesota Spoken Language Health Care Interpreter Roster
  • 40 Hours of interpreter training required or willingness to complete
  • Agreement to participate in Department of Human Services Background Check
  • Two or more years of interpreting experience required
  • High School or GED Required, some college education preferred
  • Professional demeanor and appearance

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Spoken fluency in all languages listed on application
    • Proof of fluency exam or sign-up for one through Intelligere
  • Reading and written fluency in all languages listed on application
    • Proof of fluency exam or sign-up for one through Intelligere
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Code of Ethics, as outlined by the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care
  • Ability to understand and use technology (online portal and/or mobile application) or the willingness to learn
  • Ability to pass a medical terminology examination

Responsibilities

  • Provision of interpreter services for non-English or limited English speaking individuals and companions/family members
  • Sight translation as needed for medical forms
  • Complete a minimum of 8 Continuing Education Units per year
  • Complete required training annually (HIPAA, Fraud & Waste, etc.)
  • Stay up-to-date on all required medical immunizations

Department: Spoken Language
This is a contract position

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