Spanish Medical Interpreter

Mount Sinai Health System

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Posted : 2023-07-14

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Spanish Medical Interpreter communicates information such as symptoms, medical history, and diagnosis between LEP (Limited English Proficient) patients and medical providers and clinical and non-clinical staff. Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Conducts medical and general interpreting for staff, patients, and their families.
  • Assesses and monitors patients’ understanding of information conveyed.
  • Records and monitors interpretation activities according to hospital and department standards.
  • Communicates as clearly as possible for both the LEP patient and/or family member and the medical provider.
  • Conveys thoughts and feeling as accurately as possible and does not impose their ideas.
  • Relays information in an accurate and concise manner and does not omit, change, or add information.
  • Assists LEP in-patients and outpatients and/or family members throughout the medical center.
  • May be required to proofread, edit and/or translate written documents.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Minimum formal education requirement: Associate Degree from an accredited institution, preferably a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish, both verbal and written.
  • Substantial knowledge of medical vocabulary in both languages.
  • Must be compassionate and understanding of the needs of the patients.
  • Certificate of completion of a medical interpreter training (a minimum of 40 hours).
  • 1-3 years interpreting experience in a hospital setting.
  • Certified at the time of hire with the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI), or the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:

  • Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential
  • Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination
  • Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers

We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong, and are able to professionally advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our history!

Who We Are

Over 42,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, veteran, immigration, citizenship, or other protected status.

EOE including Veterans and Disabled


The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $68,437.43 - $70,490.55 Annually. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $68,437.43 - $70,490.55 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • New York, NY 10029: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Spanish (Required)

Work Location: In person

Job Location
New York, New York, United States
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