Medical Interpreter (Spanish)

Northwest Human Services, Inc.

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Northwest Human Services is a non-profit leader in providing advocacy, quality healthcare and social services in Marion and Polk counties since 1970. We are a mission focused organization providing compassionate and professional medical, dental, psychiatry, mental health, and wraparound services for those in our community who need it most - uninsured individuals, families, the homeless, and migrant workers. As a Community Health Center we value a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration, and work-life harmony.

Medical Interpreter (Spanish)

Site Location:
West Salem Clinic | 1233 Edgewater St NW

Position Status: Full Time | Monday-Friday with rotating Saturdays, 8:30AM-5:30PM


The Medical Interpreter interacts with all Care Teams. The Medical Interpreter is a certified individual who communicates information such as symptoms, medical history and diagnosis between patients and medical professionals when there is a language barrier. The Medical Interpreter contributes to maintaining the patient's health care record through careful, accurate and complete documentation of the elements under their responsibility. The Medical Interpreter works with the medical staff to provide comprehensive, quality and accessible health care services to the communities of Marion and Polk Counties. NWHS is dedicated to the wellness, compassion, affordability and excellence of care.


  • Professionally communicates information such as symptoms, medical history, and diagnoses between patients and medical professionals when there is a language barrier. Communicates with empathy and compassion and uses appropriate language when speaking with patients/clients; displays excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to think on your feet to quickly and accurately express complex ideas and concepts.
  • Exemplifies exceptional command of medical terminology in both English and Spanish while serving as a translator to patients and staff. This includes face to face office visits and telephone communications.
  • Actively engages in the teamwork model by seeking opportunities to assist and support the care team workflow throughout the day. Consistently communicates effectively in a professional manner with clients, staff, and
  • Works proactively to determine when and where translation services will be necessary and coordinate efforts to be available to staff.
  • Supports the health care team by review of translated documents and forms to ensure their accuracy and appropriateness.


  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent. College degree preferred.
  • Must be fluent in both English and Spanish and have command of medical terminology.
  • Ability to translate oral and written communication. Certification required.
  • Must interact effectively and courteously with patients and staff.

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS: Our Agency strives to provide a benefits program that is comprehensive and competitive within our industry.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health Plans: Dental and Vision
  • Flex Spending Account
  • Group Life: Short-Term & Long-Term Disability 100% paid by employer
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 3% employer match
  • 10 hours of monthly Paid Time Off based on FTE
  • 7½ paid holidays each year + 2 paid floating holiday
  • Continuing Education Plan
  • Employee Healthy Living Program


If you are interested in joining a team that makes a difference in the lives of many, apply online at: Employment (

For more information, contact the HR/Recruiting Department at: | 503.588.5828

All candidates who receive a written offer of employment will be required to undergo a criminal records check.

Equal Opportunity Employer | We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job Location
Salem, Oregon, United States
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