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Company: The Medical Group of the Carolinas
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Spanish Medical Interpreter Needed!


Position Summary
The Interpreter Specialist provides medical and general interpreting services for Limited English proficient patients/guests and/or deaf patients/guests. Viable candidates may be requested to successfully complete a medical interpretation competency assessment.

Minimum Requirements
Education:   High school graduate or equivalent. 

Preferred:   Associate or Bachelor's degree.    

Experience:  A minimum of 1-year experience interpreting in a healthcare environment is required.

                      Successful completion of medical terminology and medical interpretation training.    

Required Licenses/Registrations/Certifications

  • NA

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Must be bilingual in English and a target language such as Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, American Sign Language, etc. with strong verbal and written skills in these languages.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks, assignments, and deadlines.
  • Collaborates with Dispatcher to ensure that medical interpreter requests are met on a timely basis.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to exercise good judgment, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Must be available to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, on an as needed basis.
  • Ensures that medical interpreter Code of Ethics is followed during encounters with staff and patients/guests.
  • Assists English speaking employees to communicate with Limited English Proficient patients/guests in culturally and linguistically appropriate styles and behaviors.
  • Records & documents medical interpretation activities according to departmental guidelines, noting staff or patient's concerns & issues related to risk management directives or violations of hospital policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be in good physical condition and able to withstand the stress and demands of an active position.
  • Manual dexterity, good eye/hand coordination and acceptable vision needed in daily work.
  • Must have strong knowledge of organizational dynamics and have excellent communication/coaching skills.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees, the public, and other agencies.
  • Must be able to respond calmly and efficiently in crisis situations.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills based on the command of the English language.
  • Must be able to perform the following functions:  standing for long hours, walking, stooping, bending, sitting, pushing, pulling, and squatting.
  • Must be able to lift 30+ lbs in order to lift/move patients, equipment, and/or supplies utilized in the work place.  


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