Flu Season Update!

As of May 1, 2017; flu season is officially over and the Influenza vaccine is no longer a requirement for interpreters to service HCA medical appointments.

Please Note: All other required vaccines/immunizations must be up to date before the medical appointment restriction will be lifted.

For questions regarding your current immunization status please contact us at hcainterpreters@ctslanguagelink.com.

New Training Opportunity- Mount Vernon

Hello HCA Interpreters,

Recently CTS has been made aware of a new training opportunity available for you coming up on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017. This training will be held at Skagit Valley Hospital in the conference rooms in Mount Vernon, Wa. This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Barriers to Care
  • Ethics Scenarios
  • Infection Control and Industrial Safety

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

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

Thank you.

New Training Opportunity- Webinar

Hello HCA Interpreters,

Recently CTS has been made aware of a new training opportunity available for you coming up on Saturday, May 13th, 2017. This training will be offered via webinar and will focus on various trauma.

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

Thank you.

New Training Opportunity- Yakima

Hello HCA Interpreters,

Recently CTS has been made aware of a new training opportunity available for you coming up on Saturday, May 13th, 2017. This training will be held at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima, WA. This training will cover essential terminology related to two major body systems: 1) the heart and circulatory system, and 2) the kidneys and urinary system. We will study terms associated with the anatomy and function of these systems, as well as the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of common related disorders. The material is presented through handouts, slide presentations and videos, and participants will be given ample opportunities during the class to practice and review the terminology presented.

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

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

Thank you.

New Training Opportunity- Spokane

Hello HCA Interpreters,

Recently CTS has been made aware of a new training opportunity available for you coming up on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. This training will be held at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane, WA. This is an engaging and practical 8-hour workshop on medical terminology, covering terms related to anatomy, physiology, pathology, treatment, providers and acronyms. This is an excellent workshop for all healthcare interpreters and for translators new to the healthcare arena. The focus is on general medical terminology as well as specific areas such as cardiology, nephrology, and neurology. You will have ample opportunities during the class to review and practice the material presented.

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

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

Thank you.

New Training Opportunity- Seattle

Hello HCA Interpreters,

Recently CTS has been made aware of a new training opportunity available for you coming up on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. This training will be held at Seattle Children’s Hospital in the Wright Auditorium in Seattle, Wa. This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Normal cardiac anatomy, common pathology, cardiac testing methods, cardiac sub-specialty areas
  • Open heart surgery
  • Electrophysiology studies and cardiac catheterization
  • Heart transplant

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

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

Thank you.

Updated Seattle Children’s Check In/Out Procedures

The following tips and guidelines are in reference to the check in/out procedures for Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH); they are also applicable to any medical appointment that you are providing services for.

When servicing Interpretation appointments at any of the SCH facilities, please utilize the following guidelines:

Interpreter Check-In

  • Interpreters must stand in the same line as the patients and their families
    • You will be asked to return to line if you try and go around
  • SCH staff will check Interpreters in via the CTS Portal
    • Note: If you arrive prior to the appointment start time, you will be checked in as “On Time”
  • Interpreters will NOT be checked in unless they are present

Interpreter Check-Out

  • Interpreters must stand in line in the scheduling area to be checked out
  • SCH staff will check Interpreters out via the CTS Portal
  • Interpreters will NOT be checked out unless they are present

Issues with Check In/Out process

  • It is REQUIRED that this be done while you are still at the SCH reception desk, NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • If you leave the site, SCH will NOT be able to resolve this issue
  • Contact CTS immediately when issues arise with check in/out times

 

Adherence to the above procedure will ensure that your check in/out times are processed in the most efficient and accurate manner, deviation from this process may cause processing delays of up to 90 days.

We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Mileage Filter Update – 30 mile option resinstated.

Dear Interpreter,

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017 CTS LanguageLink; at the request of the Federation and approval from the Health Care Authority (HCA), reinstated the 30 mile travel option on the mileage drop down filter. The mileage filter options now, are as follows:

  • 10 miles, 20 miles, 30 miles, 50 miles, 70 miles and any distance.
  • Your selection will still default to 50 miles upon initial login and once you choose an option the system will remember that selection and default to that on subsequent logins to your interpreter portal.

Should you have any questions regarding this change please contact Interpreter Relations at: hcainterpreters@ctslanguagelink.com

Thank you.

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