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Sr., Medical Interpreter (Parkland Hospital - Main)

Date: Jan 15, 2021

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Company: Parkland Health and Hospital System

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

Provides Spanish language medical interpretation, in person or by video/phone for patients, family members, and medical staff for Parkland's full scope of services. Provides Spanish language translation for clinical and non-clinical documents, records, and communications across Parkland's full scope of services.

Minimum Specifications Education:

GED or high school diploma

Minimum Required Experience:

Must have four (4) years of experience providing direct patient care (OR) 

Must have two (2) years of experience as a qualified medical interpreter (OR) 

Must have Medical Interpreter National Certification (NBCMI or CCHI).

Equivalent Education and/or Experience:

May have an equivalent combination of education and experience to substitute for the experience requirements.


Must possess or obtain Medical Interpreter National Certification (NBCMI or CCHI) within 24 months of employment.

Employees in this job as of 06/01/2019 have until 5/31/2021 to provide evidence of certification.

Required Tests for Placement:

Clinical Spanish Screening Exam must be passed with a 75% or higher (waived if already nationally certified, qualified medical interpreter, or already has qualifying clinical proficiency exam scores on file. 

Clinical Spanish proficiency exam: Must achieve Clinical designation in Overall Language Proficiency 

Clinical Spanish proficiency exam: Must achieve Clinical or Non-clinical designation in Overall Writing Proficiency 

Garcia Shilling Test Scores of 80% or above in Oral, Medical Terminology, and Writing may be substituted for the clinical Spanish proficiency exam if already on file.

Skills or Special Abilities:

Must be able to successfully complete intensive Medical Interpreter/Translator Qualification Training Program (6-8 week program) 

Achieves Clinical designation in Overall Writing Proficiency by end of training program. 

Adheres to the Medical Interpreter Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice 

Speaks, reads, and writes both clinical English and Spanish.

Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with patients, families, and hospital staff.

Demonstrates patient centered/patient valued behaviors. 

Demonstrates a working knowledge of advanced medical procedures and medical terminology. 

Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and ability to serve patients, families, clinicians and physicians. 

Provides in person interpretation in all Parkland's locations/settings 

Provides video and audio interpretation in Contact Center environment

Provides translation of clinical and non-clinical documents, records, and communications across Parkland's full scope of services. 

Maintains acceptable productivity and quality standards as established by management to ensure effective and efficient operations. 

Demonstrates a working knowledge of personal computers, software packages and standard office equipment. Created By: David Comeau 5/7/2019 Version: 4 

Successfully completes additional job related training when offered.

Function in a team environment.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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