Spanish Medical Interpreter

Intermountain Healthcare

Job Category
Posted : 2023-07-14

Job Description:

The incumbent for this role will coordinate and deliver both verbal and written language interpretation and related services to meet the multicultural and educational needs of the facility/hospital, patients, and families.

Position Details:

This is a PRN role. Shifts worked would be Monday through Friday during business hours. This interpreter would provide support to Spanish Speaking families with hematology or oncology diagnoses or that are undergoing bone marrow transplant. This includes the inpatient unit as well as the outpatient clinic and infusion center.

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written command of both source and target language, as to reach an "Advanced Professional Performance" or level 4 in the ILR scale (or equivalent as approved by Manager).
  • Demonstrated ability to perform consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation with a high degree of accuracy in both languages.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of advanced medical terminology in source and target language(s), and knowledge of medical procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast paced, high pressure and constantly changing environment.
  • Utah Certification for Medical Language Interpreters, Tier 1 for applicable languages (Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, Arabic), or Tier 2 for other languages.
  • 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, The Community Interpreter International: Medical Edition, 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).
  • Bachelor's degree. Education must be obtained through an accredited Institution. Degree will be verified.
    or Two years of college and two years of experience as professional medical interpreter.
  • Demonstrated excellent command of technical translation skills of both source and target language. Able to perform written translations from source to target language and from target to source language with a high degree of accuracy in both languages.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ATA Certification
  • Two or more years of relevant work experience as a staff medical interpreter or translator.
  • Completion of college-level medical terminology course.
  • Preferred experience with Oncology.

Physical Requirements:

Hearing/Listening, Speaking


Primary Childrens Hospital

Work City:

Salt Lake City

Work State:


Scheduled Weekly Hours:


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

$19.81 - $28.01

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Job Location
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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