Western State Hospital (WSH) Security Update! 1-2018

Hello Interpreter,

Western State Hospital (WSH) has notified Language Link that they have updated security check in and out procedures. To prepare for assignments at WSH and ensure the safety and security of you, the staff, and patients being treated at WSH, please follow the guidelines below for the following units.

Interpreter Check-In

  • Forensic Unit:
    • Check in at the security office
    • Only unit where security is involved in checking the interpreter in/out. This unit is the only place where lockers are provided for personal items. Prohibits contraband (see below for details)
  • Civil Unit:
    • Check in through the Communications center, located in the central campus
    • In this unit, cell phones are permitted but cannot be used while with a patient. All other contraband are prohibited (see below for details)
      • Items Considered contraband:
        • Cell phones
        • Pocket Knifes
        • Sharp objects
        • Etc…
      • No Metal allowed on person during appointment
      • After being checked in, you will be given a walkthrough of security and privacy policies, a visitor’s badge and then staff will contact the requesting provider
      • If using a pen/pencil for note taking during the appointment, the pen/pencil *MUST* remain in your possession at all times.
  • Psychiatric Unit:
    • Check in and out using the ward visitors log

Interpreter Check-Out

  • Make sure your guest badge is visible for exit of the facility.
  • Present picture identification upon request
  • Return guest badge at appropriate locations as directed

Please note: Not wearing the assigned guest badge or failure to provide proper identification upon request may result in a delay of entry, delay or denial of services, or delay of exit.

Best Regards,

Interpreter Relations

LANGUAGE LINK

Western State Hospital (WSH) Security Update! 1-2018

Hello Interpreter,

Western State Hospital (WSH) has notified Language Link that they have updated security check in and out procedures. To prepare for assignments at WSH and ensure the safety and security of you, the staff, and patients being treated at WSH, please follow the guidelines below for the following units.

Interpreter Check-In

  • Forensic Unit:
    • Check in at the security office
    • Only unit where security is involved in checking the interpreter in/out. This unit is the only place where lockers are provided for personal items. Prohibits contraband (see below for details)
  • Civil Unit:
    • Check in through the Communications center, located in the central campus
    • In this unit, cell phones are permitted but cannot be used while with a patient. All other contraband are prohibited (see below for details)
      • Items Considered contraband:
        • Cell phones
        • Pocket Knifes
        • Sharp objects
        • Etc…
      • No Metal allowed on person during appointment
      • After being checked in, you will be given a walkthrough of security and privacy policies, a visitor’s badge and then staff will contact the requesting provider
      • If using a pen/pencil for note taking during the appointment, the pen/pencil *MUST* remain in your possession at all times.

Interpreter Check-Out

  • Make sure your guest badge is visible for exit of the facility.
  • Present picture identification upon request
  • Return guest badge at appropriate locations as directed

Please note: Not wearing the assigned guest badge or failure to provide proper identification upon request may result in a delay of entry, delay or denial of services, or delay of exit.

Best Regards,

Interpreter Relations

LANGUAGE LINK

Updated Seattle Children’s Check In/Out Procedures

Starting November 15th, 2017, Seattle Children’s Hospital will be changing their check in/out procedures for all interpreters. Please see these important changes below.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Interpreter Relations Department at 1.866.519.3604 opt. 1.

HCA Interpreters
Interpreter Relations Department

Eastern State Hospital- Interpreter Update

Please review the document below regarding some recent changes in the Interpreter Guidelines for Eastern State Hospital.

Should you have questions, please feel free to contact our Interpreter Relations Department at 1.866.519.3604 opt. 1.

HCA Interpreters
Interpreter Relations Department

Important Flu Update

Please see the letter below that was sent out to all HCA Medical interpreters on 11/6/2017 regarding the flu requirements for this year.

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at 1.866.519.3604 and select option 1.

Best Regards.

HCA Interpreters

Interpreter Relations Department

New Continuing Education Opportunity- Mount Vernon

Recently CTS has been made aware of a new training opportunity available for you coming up on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. This training will be held at Skagit Valley Hospital in the Conference room. This all-day interactive workshop is designed to prepare experienced interpreters who have already received basic training to provide quality interpreting services in behavioral health settings. It will cover the following topics:

Introduction to Behavioral Health in the U.S.

  • Definition of “mental health
  • Types of appointments
  • Venues (medical facilities, courts, jails, detention centers, etc.)
  • Practitioners
  • Differences from other healthcare encounters

Should this be something that interests you, please see the document below for additional information on this event and instructions on how to register.

Will this Training apply to my Continue Education Credits?

Seven continuing education credits have been requested from CCHI, ATA, the Washington State DSHS, and the Washington State AOC. ATA credits are accepted by IMIA/NBCMI. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

If you have any additional questions in regards to this class, please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org.

Thank you.

HCA Interpreters

New Continuing Education Opportunity- Yakima

Recently CTS has been made aware of a new training opportunity available for you coming up on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. This training will be held at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, classrooms A and B, in Yakima, WA. This 5-hour workshop was developed by veteran interpreter trainer Cindy Roat and UCSF anthropologist Dr. Galen Joseph as part of a pioneering program at UCSF to help cancer genetic counselors communicate more effectively with their patients. This class is designed for interpreters who have already received basic training, and covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Cancer Genetics
  • The Vocabulary of Cancer Genetics
    (bilingual glossaries will be made available in English-Spanish, English-Cantonese/Traditional Chinese, and English-Russian)
  • Practice interpreting
    (bilingual dialogues will be made available in English-Spanish, English-Cantonese, and English-Russian.)
  • Interpreting Challenges

Should this be something that interests you, please see the document below for additional information on this event and instructions on how to register.

Will this Training apply to my Continue Education Credits?

Five CE credits for this workshop are being requested from the ATA, from the Washington State DSHS, from the Washington State AOC, and from CCHI. ATA credits are accepted by IMIA/NBCMI. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

If you have any additional questions in regards to this class, please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org.

Thank you.

HCA Interpreters

Page 1 of 6 12345...»