Portuguese/Cape Verdean Creole Medical Interpreter for Boston Medical Center

Portuguese/Cape Verdean Creole Medical Interpreter for Boston Medical Center

Department: Interpreter Services
Req id: 17424

Schedule: 40 Hours, Days
Language: Portuguese/Cape Verdean Creole

Position Summary:

Boston Medical CenterUnder the direction of the supervisor, provide oral medical interpretation for clinical and non-clinical encounters in verbal and written form in compliance with the IMIA Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and BMC policies to ensure patient safety and access to quality care. The Interpreter II (Multi-lingual) interprets in at least two or more target languages and/or dialects. Translates from English into target languages and back, to allow communication between LES (Limited English Speaking) patients and hospital staff. Assists patients filling out forms, interpreting medical instructions, medication schedules and instructions. Provides administrative written translations such as letters to patients, documents, and patient materials. Tracks and documents encounters for reporting purposes.


  • Minimum of 2 years of college (or equivalent combination of formal education and experience).
  • A certificate of completion of a Medical Interpreting program offered at a college level.
  • At least 1 year previous work experience where interpreting was a primary function of the job. Interpreter in a healthcare setting preferred.

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Language: Portuguese/Cape Verdean Creole

Vocabulary: Medical

Company: Boston Medical Center

Contact Person: Apply online

Phone: (617) 638-8000

Assignment Date: 1/13/2021

Location: One Boston Medical Center Pl, Boston, MA 02118