Per Diem Medical Spanish Interpreter

Per Diem Medical Spanish Interpreter


Patient Services-Interpreter Services

Status: Per Diem

Office/Site Location: Waltham


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Job Posting Description

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Interpreting Department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.


The Per Diem Interpreter will be responsible for:

  • Interpreting for patients/families with limited or no English language proficiency, in their interactions with health care providers and other hospital personnel. This includes complex and/or sensitive encounters, surgical and anesthesia consents, diagnoses, treatment plans, medical histories, social and psychological assessments, among others
  • Assisting patients in scheduling appointments, resolving billing problems and other related matters.
  • Identifying, assessing and facilitating the understanding of cultural differences impacting communication.
  • Providing interpreting coverage in person, via video and phone, according to the needs and criteria established by the hospital and departmental policies and instructions.
  • Translating instructions of medical discharges and other medical texts required for direct care.
  • Daily entering of the information required for statistical purposes, in the computerized system of the department.
  • Working as an enthusiastic and committed team member and collaborating with other interpreters and hospital staff.

To qualify, you must have:

  • A high school level of education.
  • Completion of a 40 hour Medical Interpreter Training Course.
  • Written and verbal fluency in both English and language of specific populations served.
  • Communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, or well‑developed writing skills.
  • The ability to travel to satellite locations.
  • National certification (from the Certification Commission for Health Care Interpreters-CCHI or the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters-NBCMI) strongly preferred.
  • Two to three years of closely related experience is preferred
  • Ideal candidates will be able to work on the South Shore (encompassing our Weymouth, Brockton, Dartmouth and Milford satellites)

This position is eligible for an Employee Referral Bonus.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Language: Spanish

Vocabulary: Medical

Company: Boston Children's at Waltham

Phone: (781) 216-2100

Assignment Date: 2019-01-03

Location: 9 Hope Ave, Waltham, MA 02453