Job Description

Interpreter/Translator- Spanish
Req #: 21255
Department: Language Services
Facility Name: Maricopa Medical Center
City: Phoenix
Schedule: Regular - Full Time 40 Hours Per Week
Shift: Varied
Salary: N13 $17.42 - $26.13 per hour
Job Details:
  • Under the supervision of the Manager of Language & International Programs and Supervisor Language Services, this position provides accurate face to face, telephonic and video interpretations from English into Spanish and vice versa of medical and non-medical information in direct services to physicians and/or other health care providers and staff who serve patients, their families or other community members who cannot speak or understand English, when specifically required by the provider. Translates (written) physicians advice and diagnoses, written patient information, pharmacological instructions, MIHS informational brochures, etc.; with awareness of cultural sensitivity to the community we serve. Proofreads, edits, and revises translated materials.


    Requires a High school diploma or GED. A Bachelor degree in Spanish, Language or Bilingual Education, a Translation Studies Certificate, or American Translators Association Certification or National Healthcare Interpreter Certification is preferred. Must be a graduate of a Spanish Bilingual Assistant course or other accredited language interpretation certification program and have at least one (1) year of healthcare interpretation/translation experience that demonstrates an understanding of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must successfully complete a Bilingual Assistant course. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English. Must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Requires the ability to translate (convert written materials from one language into another, edit and proofread text to accurately reflect language) and interpret in a medical setting displaying high standards of ethical conduct. Must have acute knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity and language of targeted populations. Current knowledge of medical terminology in English and Spanish, interpretation techniques, interviewing and communication skills. Well versed in Customer Service, Cultural Competence. Requires precision and up-to-date healthcare knowledge of complex medical terminology and concepts Requires excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills. Must have and maintain a high level of skill, proficiency and professionalism when interpreting. Due to the sensitive nature of much of the information processed by this position, a high degree of integrity and confidentiality must be maintained at all times.

Living our values
At Maricopa Integrated Health System, our values inspire us to dream big and reach high. And we’re delivering some of the most sophisticated care in the country, while making a genuine difference in the lives of our patients and each other. That's the power of an environment driven by values like respect, leadership, compassion and education.

We are:
  • Maricopa Medical Center, a critical care hospital - the largest teaching hospital in AZ
  • The Arizona Burn Center, a nationally renowned regional burn center- 2nd largest in the nation
  • A level 1 Trauma Center and emergency department
  • The Arizona Children’s Center at MIHS, a 24/7 Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Unit
  • The Comprehensive Healthcare Center
  • The Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center
  • 12 Family Health Centers located throughout Maricopa County
Come live these values and enjoy:
  • Competitive wages
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Arizona State Retirement System Plan with a lifelong pension upon retirement
  • Generous PTO + 10 holidays per year
MIHS is an equal opportunity employer.

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