Summer 2017: OHCIA 64-Hour Health Care Interpreter Training
Perfect for Both New and Experienced Interpreters!

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THis 64-hour program, conveniently split into 8 workshops on saturdays, offers in-depth knowledge and practice for the health care interpreting profession.

why our training will help you succeed:

  • Learn the essential knowledge and practical skills of interpreting
  • Network and build community with other interpreters
  • In-depth learning of ethics, standards of practice, and medical terminology
  • Prepares you to become Oregon certified or qualified as a health care interpreter
  • Build the skills needed to help your communities
  • Discover how to find work and make money as an interpreter
  • Meet companies who contract with interpreters at our job fair
  • Practice challenging interpreting scenarios
  • And much more!

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Presenters: Jorge Madrid, CHI & Daniela Obregón, CHI Category: Skills Description: The aim of this presentation is to take a closer look of what palliative care in pediatrics entails from a healthcare interpreter’s perspective with hopes to provide better understanding of the subject. Palliative care is a discipline that formally developed in the second half of the twentieth century, but since then, many have mistakenly thought that this specialty is synonymous with hospice care. Palliative care encounters can be emotionally taxing, linguistically difficult, and highly challenging. We will provide tips on how to be better prepared for different sessions with the palliative care team, the importance of self-care, self-awareness, and how to handle emotionally charged encounters. Please note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 32 applicants. Target audience: health care interpreters, court interpreters, ASL interpreters, health care organizations

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Presenters: Jorge Madrid, CHI & Daniela Obregón, CHI

Category: Skills

Description: The aim of this presentation is to take a closer look of what palliative care in pediatrics entails from a healthcare interpreter’s perspective with hopes to provide better understanding of the subject. Palliative care is a discipline that formally developed in the second half of the twentieth century, but since then, many have mistakenly thought that this specialty is synonymous with hospice care. Palliative care encounters can be emotionally taxing, linguistically difficult, and highly challenging. We will provide tips on how to be better prepared for different sessions with the palliative care team, the importance of self-care, self-awareness, and how to handle emotionally charged encounters.

Note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 32 applicants.

Target audience: health care interpreters, court interpreters, ASL interpreters, health care organizations

FEE -$10

1 CEU (APPROVED BY CCHI)

1 CEU SKILLS(APPROVED BY OHA)

This General/Professional Studies program is approved for ­­­­PS 0.1 CEU by Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.

+ Training Dental Interpreters: A Team Approach

Presenter: Dr. Richie Kohli, BDS, MS (DPH)

Category: Skills

Description: Because of recent increase in the number of individuals who have limited English speaking skills, there is a unique demand on the U.S. health care system to provide culturally competent care. Effective patient-provider communication is essential to high-quality health care. Literature suggests that the use of professional interpreters (in person or via telephone) increases patient satisfaction, improves adherence and outcomes, and reduces adverse events, thus limiting malpractice risk. The goal of this presentation is to educate health care interpreters in dental-related terms and procedures and thus increase their confidence in providing interpreter services in dental settings.

Please note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 32 applicants.

Target audience: health care interpreters, court interpreters, ASL interpreters, health care organizations

Also, our course is Oregon Health Authority approved, and counts as continuing education through the Oregon Registry for the Deaf.

who our training is for:

  • Motivated, life-long learners who want to help their communities
  • FLUENT bilingual speakers (you must be fluent at an advanced level in English and in your target interpreting language(s) to enroll; simply knowing some of two languages is not sufficient).
  • Any language is welcome, including American Sign Language!  (The class is taught all in English with some language specific breakout activities).

Location

The course is held in-person at the OHSU School of Nursing (3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd, Portland).  Parking is free on the weekends.

costs and other details

The program costs $40 per 8-hour workshop (so $320 total for all 64 hours).  This includes all education, a three ring binder with course materials, and free email and phone support for questions before and after the course.

This course is valued at $800, and we offer the discounted price as a service to interpreters.  

All sales are final, no refunds.  Missed, paid modules are transferable to future course offerings.

summer 2017 SCHEDULE

Introduction to Health Care Interpreting I - Saturday, July 8th, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
 

Introduction to Health Care Interpreting II - Saturday, July 15th, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
 

Health Care Interpreting Ethics - Saturday, July 22nd, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
 

Medical Terminology for Interpreting I - Saturday, July 29th, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
 

Anatomy & Physiology for Interpreting  - Saturday, August 5th, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
 

Advanced Health Care Interpreting Concepts - Saturday, August 12th, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
 

Logistics of Professional Interpretation and Job Fair - Saturday, August 19th, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
 

Medical Terminology II & Integrating Key Concepts - Saturday, August 26th, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
 

64 HRS HEALTH CARE INTERPRETER TRAINING REGISTRATION FORM