Interpreter I (Spanish) - 0.5 FTE - Milwaukee

Children's Wisconsin

Job Category
Professional Services
Posted : 2023-07-14

At Children’s Wisconsin, we believe kids deserve the best.

Children’s Wisconsin is a nationally recognized health system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. We provide primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. Our reputation draws patients and families from around the country.

We offer a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities and are seeking individuals dedicated to helping us achieve our vision of the healthiest kids in the country. If you want to work for an organization that makes a difference for children and families, and encourages you to be at your best every day, please apply today.

Please follow this link for a closer look at what it’s like to work at Children’s Wisconsin:

Part-Time Spanish Interpreter

Schedule & Location :

  • Supporting Milwaukee Campus

  • Monday & Friday (8:30-17:00)

  • Weekend Rotation: 1 Weekend in 4 Weeks: Saturday (16:30-0100) & Sunday (15:30-00:00)

  • Includes Holiday Rotation

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates basic communication between clinical staff and clients or patients, which includes parents or guardians. Communication may take place in a medical or community setting, providing interpretation, sight translation and/or simple translation on an AVS. (After Visit Summary).

Education, Certification, Etc.

  • National Certification required. Complete written and oral exams within 2 years of hire. Certification must be maintained.

  • High School graduate or Certificate of General Educational Development (GED) or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). Medical Interpreter course completion through a Technical School or higher education institution strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology used in primary care and dental services through completion of Medical Terminology class or proven linguistic abilities in medical interpreting.

  • Current course enrollment accepted as long as course completion is within 6 months of hire.

Experience & Skills:

  • Knowledge of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) code of ethics.

  • Exhibits guiding behaviors that reflect Children's values and support our mission and vision.

  • Bilingual who speaks, reads and writes proficiently in both native and target languages (e.g.: Arabic, Spanish, Hmong, ASL) with ability to break linguistic and cultural barriers between patients and medical staff. Ability to shift from one language to another in simultaneous and consecutive mode of interpreting.

  • Computer and word processing expertise including MS Word, comfort with an iPad and working in our electronic health record.

  • Good customer service skills, strong communication skills and excellent listening skills.

  • Effective organizational skills with attention to detail including ability to prioritize and assess needs.

  • Ability to multi-task in order to manage interpretation for more than one patient/family at a time.

  • Ability to pass verbal and written proficiency tests with an overall score of 80%

Children's Wisconsin is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. We treat everyone with dignity, respect, and fairness. We do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by the law.


Job Location
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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