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Medical Interpreter (Spanish)
Price : Please contact
Date listed : 2008-Dec-18
The Medical Interpreter (Spanish) will

    * provide accurate and impartial on-site spoken language interpretation services requiring proficiency in oral and written English and the target language to assist limited English proficient (LEP) patients and SMC medical providers and personnel to ensure linguistically appropriate care.
    * Act as a cultural broker and patient advocate where applicable. Language services include spoken language interpretation (in person, telephone or VRI [video remote interpretation]), sight translation, oral rendition of written text in one language to another, consecutive and simultaneous interpretation, translation of written material and review of back translation/editing as needed.
    * Abide by organization and department standards as well as the National Code of Ethics for Interpreting in Healthcare.
    * Assist with scheduling, accommodating travel time between campuses where necessary.
    * Must pass a competency exam and skills assessment.


    * Must possess a High School diploma or GED or equivalent with certification or qualification by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services as a Medical Interpreter or equivalent.
    * One year of experience in healthcare as a medical interpreter required, three years strongly preferred.
    * Minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in interpreter and translation industry required, preferably in healthcare.
    * Knowledge of complex medical terminology, Western medicine, and culture of ethnic populations being served are beneficial.
    * Excellent command of English and the target language and ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

At Swedish, our promise to uphold excellence allows us to save and protect lives in and beyond our Seattle community. For more information on upcoming opportunities visit referencing job #101469 and 101537, or contact Misty Roberts, Recruiter, at 206-215-6839 or

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