Qualified Bilingual Staff (QBS) Assessment
The Qualified Bilingual Staff (QBS) Assessment is a tool developed by Kaiser Permanente and administered by ALTA. The purpose of the QBS exam is to determine the level of target language proficiency of medical staff members who identify themselves as bilingual. Specifically, the QBS is designed to assess staff members’ ability to directly communicate with target language-speaking patients in a medical setting.
The Kaiser QBS assessment is administered via the telephone and is available twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week, with results available within forty-eight business hours. All prompts are pre-recorded to ensure that test-takers have an identical testing experience.
Once your organization is registered, you will be provided access to ALTA’s site for generating candidate codes. One code must be generated for each candidate taking the exam. The code is unique to the candidate it is generated for, and is good for one use only. Candidates simply dial the number provided, enter their access code, and follow the system prompts.
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