Spanish Medical Interpreter/Translator|Language Assistance Dept.

MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Posted : 2023-07-15
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The primary purpose of the Spanish Medical Interpreter/Translator is to provide interpretation and translation services to all institutional departments involved in patient care. In this regard, the Interpreter/Translator acts as part of the appropriate team within the hospital, and makes communication possible across language barriers while maintaining patient confidentiality.

Function- Provides oral and written translation of diverse patient care-related material.

Scope- Impacts translation services provided to all institutional departments.

Essential Job Functions- Provides written translation of patient histories and other medical reports, patient education and instructional material, advance directives, medical documents and other institutional publications. Provides oral translation of discussions related to patient referral, new patient registration, financial evaluation, patient assessment, treatment planning, admissions, discharge and other clinical and healthcare related discussions. Interprets clinical, financial, psychosocial and ethical discussions related to patient care activities. Serves as a resource to patients, staff and care providers to contribute to successful patient outcomes. Performs on-call translation duties requiring immediate response to electronic paging.

Other duties as assigned.



Required: Bachelor's degree in a foreign language or related field.


Required: One year of medical interpretation in a clinical setting or related experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of related experience on a one to one basis.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 159806
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Work Week: Days
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 41,500
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 52,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 62,500
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Work Location: Onsite
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Referral Bonus Available?: No
  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No
  • Science Jobs: No

Job Location
Houston, Texas, United States
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