Spanish Medical Interpreter

Intermountain Healthcare

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Job Description:

The Interpreter coordinates and delivers both verbal and written language interpretation for patient, families, and caregivers.

  • Provides complete and accurate interpretation for patients, families, and Intermountain staff in order to facilitate clear communication, either in-person, over video or telephone.
  • Uses communication methods appropriate for patient developmental age and mental condition.
  • Assists patients, families, and staff with sight translation of forms and is familiar with most commonly used medical terminology.
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and renders unbiased interpretation to ensure an accurate exchange of information.
  • Adheres to accepted norms of professional ethics and standards of practice for Medical Interpreters, as well as Intermountain Policies, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 1557 of the ACA, HIPAA, and Joint Commission requirements.
  • Manages time productively, displaying a proactive approach to the job. Responds to requests (pagers, calls, Vocera, etc.) in a timely manner, even when actively interpreting, and provides staff an estimated time of arrival for interpretation assignments. Refers staff to phone or video interpretation per guidelines.
  • Coordinates interpretation assignments. Keeps timely, accurate records of all interpretation encounters.
  • Uses computer, software, and internet tools for research, data entry, and other communication purposes within the work environment.
  • May provide translation services from the source language to the target language and vice versa and completes translation assignments in a timely manner and with a high degree of accuracy.

This position shift is from 12:00 to 20:30 Monday to Friday, on call shift during the weekend. Incumbent is expect to cover holidays, and rotate to other hospitals in the region as needed.

This position will be expected to help patients in the emergency room and inpatients units during the evening.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written command of both source and target language, as to reach a 'Professional Performance' or level 3 in the ILR scale (or equivalent as approved by Manager).
  • Performs consecutive, simultaneous, and sight translation with a high degree of accuracy in both languages.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of medical terminology in both languages.
  • Works effectively in a fast paced, high pressure environment.
  • Successful completion of an accredited professional training course on medical interpreting of 40 or more hours (e.g. Bridging the Gap: Training for Medical Interpreters, or any equivalent course accepted by either The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) or the Certification Commission for Health Care Interpreters (CCHI) as an educational pre-requisite for national certification.
  • Note: If a candidate has not completed the required training, but meets one of the following criteria, they may be considered under the condition that they successfully complete the 40 hr. course on their own within six months of hire,
  • Hold an interpreting certification in other fields (e.g. Court interpreter)
  • Have 2 years of experience as a professional medical intrepreter
  • Hold a college degree on translation and localization, or interpretation
  • Hold a college degree in their working language (other than English)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.
  • National Certification as a Medical Interpreter through either NBCMI or CCHI; Utah certification for Medical Language Interpreter through DOPL.
  • Two years of experience as a professional medical interpreter.
  • Completion of medical terminology course.

Physical Requirements

  • Hearing/Listening, Speaking

Physical Requirements:

Hearing/Listening, Speaking


Alta View Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, Medical Group Administration, Riverton Hospital, Taylorsville Clinic

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The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

$19.81 - $28.01

We care about your well-being – mind, body, and spirit – which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.

Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers , and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion .

Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Location
Murray, Utah, United States
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