IMPORTANT NOTICE AFFECTING YOUR MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS!

We understand the importance of your appointments and want to inform you that due to State Budget Contingency Plans, interpreters should be aware that beginning June 29th CTS will begin cancelling medical appointments scheduled for July 1st and July 2nd. All medically certified interpreters can be affected by this and should check their portal and email to see if any of your appointments have been cancelled.

Depending on the Budget Contingency plan, CTS may be cancelling more medical appointments on future dates. For more information on how this will affect your schedule and what your options are, please visit the Washington State Health Care Authority website.

New Continue Education Opportunity- Yakima

Hello HCA Interpreters,

Recently CTS has been made aware of a new training opportunity available for you coming up on Saturday, June 17th, 2017. This training will be held at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima, WA. This is a double workshop that is hands-on bonanza for both novice and experienced interpreters who are serious about their professional development. The morning session will focus on glossary-building and the afternoon session is designed for interpreters who feel isolated and on their own, perhaps because of living in a small town or through a lack of contact with other interpreters.

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 are being requested from the ATA, the Washington State DSHS, the Washington State AOC and 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

New Seattle Children’s Requirements Reminder-Important!

This is a reminder to all HCA interpreters who are currently servicing Medical appointments at Seattle Children’s Hospital. CTS recently sent out the following email notification below regarding Seattle Children’s new requirements.

Please note: Starting Monday May 22nd, 2017,  if an interpreter has not completed the new training requirements, they will not be able to attend their appointment.

If you have any questions or encounter any problems when taking the online training, please connect with the greeter or email patty.hencz@seattlechildrens.org.

Regards,

HCA Interpreters

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.

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