This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit.
Reporting to the Nurse Manager, Inpatient Care on a shift work schedule, the Medical Clerk Interpreter will provide Inuktitut and English translation (written and oral) between patients, medical and nursing staff, laboratory and radiology technicians, pharmacy staff, physiotherapists, other staff of the hospital, patient relatives, and visitors. The Medical Clerk Interpreter will provide general assistance in clinical and patient areas and perform clerical and administrative duties as required.
The incumbent will assist medical and nursing staff in the care of patients by making rounds with nursing staff, be alert to and ensuring patient safety and delivering specimen/requisitions to lab/x-ray as needed. It is the Medical Clerk Interpreter’s responsibility to explain medications to patients and to write instructions to patients in syllabics as required. Additionally, you will stay at desk during Nursing Report time and as directed by nursing staff, to answer phones and patient bed calls.
The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through completion of high school diploma along with Medical Terminology courses (Module 1-5). The incumbent must have good working knowledge of medical terminology in complex hospital settings working with multiple specialties as well as strong verbal and written English and Inuktitut communication skills. First aid/CPR and office experience will be considered as an asset.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is required. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.