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Job Details

Medical Interpreter - Spanish

Date Posted: 05/31/2023

Requisition Number: 4965

Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital

Work Days: Monday - Friday

Category: Human and Social Services

Department: Interpreter Cambridge

Job Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day (9am-5:30pm)

Hours/Week: 40.00

Union: Yes

Union Name: CH Laborers 380

Department Description:

CHA is proud to be a national leader in providing culturally competent care to patients from around the world. Our Medical Interpreter and Translation staff are valued as important members of the health care team, offering expertise in over 150 languages. We act as a communications bridge between patients, families and medical staff and inform doctors of relevant cultural issues to help them deliver culturally sensitive patient care.


The Medical Interpreter provides interpreting services for non-English speaking patients, families and community members, providers and staff at Cambridge Health Alliance. The Interpreter advocates for non-English speaking patients’ access to the full range of health care services which are available to English speaking patients and provides intercultural mediation to assist providers in delivering culturally sensitive patient care. A commitment to patient safety, customer satisfaction, efficient and effective use of resources, teamwork, innovation, and performance improvement is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Training: Bachelor degree preferred. High School diploma or GED required.

Graduate of an interpreter educational program required. (minimum 40 hours). College based interpreter programs preferred. This program must include interpreting skills, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, the role of the interpreter and cross cultural communication. Mental health interpreting certificate desired.

Certifications: Medical Interpreter Skills Test Certificate from an approved organization.

Other requirements: Fluency in spoken and written English and the language of interpreting, with preference for native level fluency in the language of interpreting. Professional level medical interpreting and short non publication translation skills required.

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.

Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.

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