British Sign Language / English Interpreter

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time BSL interpreter to join our Team within Interpretation & Translation, NHS Tayside.

The Corporate Equalities, Interpretation & Translation Service provide BSL interpretation throughout Tayside, within Acute Services, Health & Social Care Partnerships (HSCP) across Tayside, Primary Care and Independent Contractors.  You will work closely with the Team Lead and other BSL / Spoken Language interpreters to deliver a high quality service to patients, carers and their families in Tayside. 

BSL Interpreters will be supported to develop their skills and competencies which will allow them to operate as autonomous practitioners with minimal supervision of their work.

You must have BSL / English interpreting experience

  • Be registered with Scottish Register of Language Professionals with the Deaf community (SRLPDC) OR National Registers of Communicating Professionals working with Deaf or Deafblind people (N.R.C.D.P) as:-Trainee / fully registered interpreterHave the ability to travel throughout Tayside
  • You will be required to be on an Out of Hours on call rota

Have an opportunity to deliver Interpreter Awareness training sessions and translation of documents into BSL.

You must have an understanding of working with the Deaf community and Deaf culture.  You must work within your limitations and interpreting boundaries and adhere to your registration bodies Code of Ethics.

Informal enquiries to Deborah Dougall, Corporate Equalities Team Lead / BSL Interpreter,  deborah.dougall@nhs.scot or 01382 660111 Ext: 55189.

Hours of work: Applications welcome for full / part-time.  To meet the demands of the service the core working hours will be between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm, with an on-call rota system in place.  The Interpretation & Translation Service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.

Your performance must comply with the national “Mandatory Induction Standards for Healthcare Support Workers 2009” and with the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers.

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

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