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Please visit the UCLA Health Jobs site for opportunities to work as a Medical Interpreter and for other opportunities throughout our network.

We currently have two openings for Medical Interpreter positions.

Medical Interpreter

Job Duties: 
Provide concise and accurate oral interpretations for Spanish speaking patients via video-conferencing, telephone and face-to-face throughout the hospital and clinics.  Explain surgical and medical procedures, transplant teaching, discharge instructions, consent forms and hospital policies to patients and their families in conjunction with medical and nursing staff.  Maintain assignments log.  Serve as principal translator for the service, responsible for translation from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English in complex patient education materials.  Operate a PC, specifically Microsoft office, to complete translation projects and reports.  Recruit, test, evaluate and train new volunteers.  Assist with the Interpreter Training Program (EVIP).  Assist with dispatching interpreter calls.  Work with the Interpreter Services manager to complete other projects and duties as assigned.  Assist in covering different frontline areas as needed (surgical waiting area, information desk and reception desk).    
Job Qualifications: 
Completion of an interpreter training program (certificate required) or passing of a certified interpreter test (certificate required).  Two years experience working as a Spanish/English interpreter is required.  Fluency in both spoken and written Spanish and English is required.  Proficiency in use of grammatical and syntactical patterns of English and Spanish is required.  Ability to distinguish between subtle nuances of meaning and idiomatic usage in English and Spanish is required.  Extensive knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology in English and Spanish is required.  Ability to interpret via video for 8 hours a day/40 hours a week.  Demonstrate ability to interact with people in a sensitive, tactful, patient and discrete manner including effective use of the principles of "connect, introduce, communicate, ask, respond and exit courteously".  Ability to sit for a long period of time and ability to walk extensively throughout the workday. Dispatch interpreters, as well as cover the reception, information and surgical waiting area desks as needed. 

Please be prepared to upload a copy of your medical interpreter training certificate. Click to visit our JOBS site for details »

Previous experience as a medical interpreter is required.