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Interpreter - Sign Language

Job Description

Job ID: 1199212
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Refugee Health and Interpreter Services is a division of the BJH Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence. Its mission is to bridge cultural and communication gaps that might otherwise block the delivery of patient centered and clinically effective care to immigrants and others with language barriers. It consists of 40 individuals who provide interpretation, translation and/or cross cultural bridging for over 41,000 health care encounters in more than 81 languages annually. Although based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, this diverse team functions across the Washington University Medical Center campus as well as providing outreach services in the local community.


Role Purpose

Interprets for deaf and deaf-blind patients and English speaking health care providers in BJH, Children's Hospital and Washington University Medical Center health care environments. Promotes effective care of deaf patients through cultural and linguistic bridging.


  • Provides direct interpretation and establishes a communication link between deaf patients, families and English speaking healthcare providers.
  • Ensures all written materials given to patients are produced in a language they can comprehend through culturally sensitive translation.
  • Assists base team with office reception and clerical activities.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Related field of study



  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

    Licenses & Certifications

  • MO - Interpreter Level 5


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information


    Licenses & Certifications

  • Am Sign Language or equiv
  • Contact Sign (CS)
  • National Medical Interpreter
  • Signed Exact English

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer