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Company: University of California
Location: Davis, CA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Department Description

Medical Interpreting Services was established in 1985 as part of a Community Advisory Board's study initiated by the UC Davis Medical Center. Today, we provide interpreting services in 18 languages, including American Sign Language, as well as written translation services in six languages. Our mission is to provide clients with a full-range of language-related services of the highest quality and utility, in the most user-friendly manner and at the lowest cost consistent with good value. We are dedicated to enhancing access to healthcare services for our linguistically and culturally diverse patient population through professional medical interpretation, translation services and cross-cultural communication.

This position requires interpretation with the Mien Language.


Job Summary

Salary Range                         : $28.13

Salary Frequency                  : Hourly

Appointment Type                 : Per diem

Percentage of Time               : Variable

Shift Hour                              : Variable

Location                                : Davis II

City                                        : Sacramento

Union Representation           : Yes

Benefits Eligible                    : No





This position requires interpretation with the Mien Language. The Medical Interpreter provides oral interpreting services for non-English speaking and Limited English speaking patients of the University of the California, Davis Health System.  This is a per diem position with variable working hours that may include days, evenings and week-ends.


Required Qualifications

  • Experience performing translation, using Mien and English, accurately, completely, and clearly with the greatest possible fidelity to the spirit and letter of the original communication
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and familiarity with the Health System setting
  • Ability to orally interpret information from the target language into English, and from English into the target language.
  • Ability to interact with and relate to non-English speaking persons of any background and culture with enthusiasm, professionalism and empathy.
  • Tact and diplomacy to effectively meet the communication needs of the general public, medical staff, community, governmental agencies and internal committees
  • Organizational skills to determine patient and workload priorities to enable completion of appointments and projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to interact with various departments one on one, through the phone, via video and in writing
  • Ability to write and print legibly to accomplish the documentation and administration tasks assigned to the job
  • Ability to read schedules, forms, brochures and computer printed information required to determine location of physicians, families, and facilities, and to disseminate this information as require.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule on a short notice and travel to off-site locations
  • Valid California Driver's License
  • Must meet minimum California auto insurance requirements


    Special Requirements

    This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.




    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


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