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Position Details
Reference Number 392687
Position Title Staff Health Care Interpreter (Grade 1-3) Arabic F/T
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location RPA
Advertised Award/Classification Interpreter Grade 1-3
Salary $45,997.00 - $69,644.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

 To provide accurate and confidential professional health care interpreting services to facilitate communication exchange between health care provider and patients in accredited language.




The SLHD vision is “To Achieve Excellence in Healthcare for All”.  This embeds concepts of patient and family centred care, equity, health improvement, timeliness and efficiency, recognising that evidence-based service delivery requires highly skilled and valued staff supported by research, education and state-of-the-art technologies.

The SLHD goals focus on patients, staff, community and the need for excellence in services, education, research and organisational support. Central to the District’s workplace culture are the “CORE Values” articulated by the NSW Ministry of Health in our Code of Conduct. As an employee of SLHD you will be expected to uphold and promote these important CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment which inform every aspect of the District’s activities. These CORE values build upon the public sector values of integrity, trust, service and accountability.

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SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions.  If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.



Sydney Health Care Interpreter Service, Sydney Local Health District is currently seeking a NAATI accredited Arabic interpreter to join our staff. The position is a  permanent full time contract.

Selection Criteria NAATI Accreditation or Recognition, if the language or dialect is accredited or recognised by NAATI

Capacity to interpret in a healthcare setting

Ability to identify and convey the social and cultural factors affecting health care to ensure high quality performance

High level interpersonal and communication skills as well as conflict resolution skills

Excellent time management skills and ability to perform well under pressure

Demonstrated ability to use initiative and to work in a team environment

Ability to identify ethical dilemmas and to deal with them in compliance with AUSIT Code of Ethics

Current unrestricted NSW Drivers Licence (P2 Licence Acceptable) and ability to travel for work purposes.
Contact Person Carla Knox
Contact Number 95151270
Closing Date 08/09/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view