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Language Services Manager/UKHC

University of Kentucky

This is a Contract position in Lexington, KY posted November 28, 2021.

Posting Details

Job Title Language Services Manager/UKHC

Requisition Number RE31116

Working Title Ambulatory Language Services Manager

Department Name H4016: INTERPRETERS

Work Location Lexington, KY

Grade Level 11

Salary Range $54,080-95,056/year

Type of Position Staff

Position Time Status Full-Time

Required Education

BA

Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies

Required Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification

Completion of an accredited classroom training program for medical interpreting requiring at least 40 hours of credit.  Establishment of Language Proficiency in English and the target language.  Medical Interpreting Certification within a year of hire.

Physical Requirements

This position requires regularly sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time and standing or walking with objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Occasionally requires tasks with repetitive motions (such as typing); and working in confined spaces. Some exposure to risk of injury from use of job-related equipment, exposure to loud noises and combative/violent people may also be involved.

Shift

Primarily Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; some variation as needed for patient care.

Job Summary

Oversee provision of language services, including interpreting and translating, within primarily ambulatory and outpatient areas across UKHC ; ensure organizational compliance with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and accreditation agencies, affording meaningful access to UK Healthcare services through effective communication. Coordinate provision of language services; collaborate with leadership teams to create and manage processes and tools for LEP / ASL access to UKHC services; communicate regularly with leadership to ensure alignment across the organization. Provide Spanish medical interpretation and translation for UKHC , in compliance with federal and state requirements and Joint Commission standards. 

Given the COVID -19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID -19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID -19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID -19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID -19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID -19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Advanced language fluency, medical interpreting, communication and interpersonal skills, planning, analytics and coordinating, supervisory skills.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years in medical interpreting preferred.

Deadline to Apply 12/06/2021

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.