Medical Trio Workshop 9/17/11 – DFW

Medical Trio Workshop – DFW

September 17, 2011

Hired Hands is happy to announce we will be hosting a Medical Workshop on
September 17, 2011 in Hurst, Texas

The presenters will be Rachel St. John, MD, NCC, NIC-A and Jay
Moradi-Penuel, CI/CT, OTC, NIC-Advanced, SC:L.

The workshop topics will be:

Ethics and Legal Considerations in the Medical Setting (Jay)
Medical Terminology (Rachel)
Teaming in the Medical Setting (Rachel and Jay)

Part 1: Ethics and Legal Considerations in the Medical Setting (Jay) This
workshop will provide an introduction of how the medical setting and
legal settings intersect in the healthcare environment, be it on an
emergent, inpatient, out-patient or diagnostic settings.
Part 2: Medical Terminology (Rachel) This workshop is designed as an
interactive experience for the interpreter who is commonly working in the
medical setting. Focus is on becoming more comfortable with common medical
terminology, including Latin derivatives and body system-specific
terminology. Common nomenclature and acronyms will be discussed as well.
Goal is to provide basic working understanding and comfort with medical
terminology that aids the interpreter in providing effective communication
and cultural mediation. Discussion will include addressing personal
experiences from members of the audience that they wish to share from their
own medical encounters in interpreting.

Part 3: Teaming in the Medical Setting (Rachel and Jay) This workshop is an
interactive experience involving a novel approach to the interpreting
dynamic in the medical setting, using case scenarios and ethical discussion.
This approach is a “Team Approach” in which the interpreter is a member of
the medical team, with valued input to achieve linguistic presence.

About the Presenters

Rachel St. John, MD, NCC, NIC-A
Rachel is a board-certified pediatrician, and a certified sign language
interpreter through RID. In the past, she has served as an Assistant
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, and the Director of the Kids Clinic for
the Deaf at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. St. John
specialized in providing a culturally and language-accessible
pediatric medical home for Deaf and hard-of-hearing families. She received
her BS degree in psychology at George Mason University. She completed her MD
degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and then attended
Georgetown University Hospital to complete her internship and residency in
pediatrics. She spent a total of 5 years completing her residency, while
simultaneously obtaining an MA degree in counseling from Gallaudet
University. Currently, she is working as a Health Education Consultant with
the Texas Region 10 Educational Service Center EHDI Pilot Program, as well
as a freelance interpreter specializing in medical encounters. She also
continues to serve as adjunct faculty in the graduate department of
counseling at Gallaudet University, teaching the course in

Jay Moradi-Penuel, CI and CT, OTC, NIC-Advanced, SC:L
Jay has been interpreting professionally for 15 years in a variety of
settings from Educational (K-12 to Doctoral) to Medical. Jay holds a
Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management from East Carolina University.
Having grown up in a Deaf family in North Carolina, Jay is a native
ASL/Signed English user. Jay is currently a private-practice, freelance
interpreter in the Metro Washington, DC area, specializing in legal,
medical, governmental and platform/conference interpreting as well as oral
transliterating. He is an active mentor in the Northern
Virginia/Metropolitan Washington DC area.

Registration is $65.00 and $55.00 for current ITP students. Registration at
the door is $75.00.


To download the flyer and registration form go to

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]
CONTACT TELEPHONE #: 817-236-3323

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