Spanish Medical Interpreter; Per Diem

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


Roles & Responsibilities:


The trained (per diem) Medical Interpreter communicates information such as symptoms, medical history and diagnosis between LEP (Limited English Proficient) patients and the medical provider.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assists LEP in-patients and out-patients and/or their family members or caregivers throughout the medical center.
2. Conducts medical and general interpreting for medical providers, patients and/or their family members.
3. Communicates as clearly as possible for both the LEP patient and/or family member and the medical provider.
4. Maintains appropriate record of all requests/appointments according to hospital and/or department standards.
5. Conveys thoughts and feelings as accurately as possible and does not impose his/her ideas.
6. Relays information in an accurate and concise manner and does not omit, change or add information.
7. May be required to translate written documents.
8. Review database on a daily basis for any unscheduled appointments.
9. Responsible for entering all appointments/request onto the LEP calendar.
10. Other duties as assigned.


Associate’s degree from an accredited institution
Fluent in both English and Spanish

2 years minimum interpreting experience in a medical setting
Medical Interpreter Training certificate from accredited training program and Certification from National Board (CMI) or Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CHI), preferred.




Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.


We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 


Who We Are


Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans



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