Provides accurate simultaneous interpretation and sight translation of critical medical information in direct service to physicians, nurses and/or other health care providers, as well as administrators during events and conferences.
Duties and Responsibilities
Precisely and accurately interprets critical medical information into equivalent terminology.
Assists in sight translating of medical and non-medical text from English to Spanish on behalf of internal and external customers.
Establishes and maintains quality service and positive interaction with all colleagues, providers, and executives.
Maintains strict confidentiality in accordance with CHRISTUS policies and standards.
Participates, as a condition of assignment, in continuing annual medical interpreter/ translator training provided through CHRISTUS Health.
Provides occasional services outside of normal working hours on as as-needed basis. Minimal travel, as needed.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
High school diploma or GED; at least 2 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Certification/Licensure Interpreter/Translator Certificate and/or Certificate of Competency from an approved Interpreter/Translator training program preferred, but not required.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Full Fluency in Spanish and English
Current knowledge of medical terminology and procedures.
Ability to precisely and accurately translate critical medical information from English to Spanish
Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
Ability to interact and communicate with people over the telephone, often in stressful situations.
Ability to work outside of normal working hours as needed.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.