2nd National Job Task Analysis Study of Healthcare Interpreters
A Job Task Analysis (JTA) survey is a tool to identify the current knowledge, skills and abilities needed to competently perform the job of an interpreter in any U.S. healthcare setting and in any interpreting modality. This process is a requirement of the standards and policies for competency assessment established by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, which accredits CCHI’s healthcare interpreter certification program.
CCHI conducted its first national JTA of healthcare interpreters in 2010. That national survey was completed by nearly 2,500 interpreters, trainers and supervisors/managers. The results from that survey led to the creation of our certification exams.
Six years have passed, and our profession has witnessed some changes. It is crucial that we, a national professional certification program, stay abreast of the changes and ensure that our certification exams’ content remains current and relevant.
CCHI has contracted with Castle Worldwide, an accomplished certification and licensure testing company, to conduct the JTA Study. Dr. James Henderson, Castle’s Executive Vice-President and Senior Psychometrician, oversees the project.
JTA survey is a tool to define the healthcare interpreter profession as it exists today, thoroughly, accurately, and without any bias. And this definition must come from the profession itself – not just an expert panel, or a focus group, or industry leaders – but the entire profession.
We need YOUR VOICE, your perspective on the profession! Take the survey TODAY at https://www.research.net/r/CCHI_Survey.
If you need help completing the survey,join us at a free webinar on May 20, 2016 at 1 pm EST/ 12 pm CST/ 10 am PST – National Job Task Analysis of the Healthcare Interpreter Profession: What? How? Why?. In addition to the how-to, the webinar will discuss how answering the survey questions helps define and shape the future of the healthcare interpreter profession. To register, go to https://goo.gl/iUuABU.