Medical Interpreter (Spanish) - Translation Services

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

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Under general supervision, the position of Medical Interpreter is responsible for providing accurate medical interpretation between medical personnel and the limited English proficient (LEP) patient and families from the source language into the target language. Interprets in a professional, focused and culturally aware manner to ensure both parties know precisely what each speaker said and understands the information being communicated. They have the skill to provide translation of written medical documentation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English and are able to balance multiple language service requests in a high-energy environment. Abides by department standards as well as the National Standards of Practice for Interpreters in Healthcare HIPAA privacy and confidentiality laws.

  • Fluency in foreign language(s).
  • Current knowledge of medical terminology and procedures.
  • Ability to precisely and accurately translate medical information from English to the patient's native language.
  • Good interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation.
  • Foreign language(s) written translation skills.
  • Listening skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Ability to interact and connect with people over the telephone, often in stressful situations.
  • Ability to work outside of normal working hours as needed.


  • Interprets with a high degree of accuracy and completeness in consecutive, simultaneous, and sight translation modes
  • Previous experience in healthcare
  • Fluent in English/Spanish including medical terminology in both languages
  • Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook. Experience using mobile devices such as IPad, tablets, and pagers and Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Certification from an accredited medical interpreter program
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) or National Board of Certification of Medical Interprete

The expected hiring range for this position is $20.00 to $27.50.
Rady Children’s Hospital is committed to compensation that is externally competitive and internally equitable. We demonstrate this commitment by conducting regular market reviews to remain competitive with organizations of similar size in the nonprofit, healthcare sector. The range listed above does not represent the full salary range for the position but is the expected hiring range for qualified candidates. Compensation decisions consider a variety of factors including experience, education, licensure, unique skillsets, organizational need, and internal equity.

Job Location
San Diego, California, United States
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