Trilingual Spanish & Portuguese Medical Interpreter/Translator

Trilingual Spanish & Portuguese Medical Interpreter/Translator

Greater New Bedford Community Health Center

Full Time



Monday - Friday 10:00am - 6:30pm - Rotating Saturdays & Holidays required.

Covering Pedi-call when necessary.


Trilingual: Medical Interpreter Certification in Spanish or Portuguese Required (willing to obtain second medical interpreter certification within one year of employment).


  1. Assists Health Center staff in meeting the needs of non-English speaking patients by providing interpretation between health care providers and the patients.
  2. Provides for the translation of material published by the Health Center for use by the patient population.
  3. Performs other job related duties as assigned.

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  1. Certified medical translator required.
  2. Two years experience in translating or four years college level language course(s) may be substituted for experience.
  3. Familiar with basic medical terminology. Tactful, pleasant and friendly approach in dealing with patients, staff, guests and individuals in the community.
  4. Sound judgment and the capability to respond to unusual circumstances.
  5. Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  6. Fluency and written competency in Portuguese and Spanish required to interpret/translate for patients and employees.
  7. Good verbal and organizational skills.
  8. Interpersonal skills appropriate for handling sensitive patient issues.
  9. Understanding of Health Center policies and procedures to ensure that patient and employee rights are protected and that effective communication takes place; normally acquired through up to one year of on-the-job training.

Language: Portuguese, Spanish

Vocabulary: Medical

Company: Greater New Bedford Community Health Center

Phone: (508) 992-6553

Assignment Date: 2018-06-21

Location: 874 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740