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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 12/2/2016

University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA
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Job Classification
Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Job Title:
Spanish Medical Interpreter

UCLA Title:
Med Interpreter 2

Job No.:

Work Hours:
Monday-Friday hours variable

Work Location:
200 UCLA Medical Plaza

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Minimum Salary:
$20.99 / $3652

Maximum Salary:
$30.10 / $5237

Layoff Referral Deadline:

Bargaining Unit:


Provide concise and accurate oral interpretations for Spanish speaking patients in-person, phone, and Via- Video Conferencing throughout the hospital and clinics. Explain surgical and medical procedures; Transplant teaching, Discharge instructions, consent forms and hospital policies to patients and their families in conjunction with medical and nursing staff. Maintain assignments log, serve as principal translator for the service, responsible for translation from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English in a complex patient education materials. Operate PC, specifically Microsoft office, to complete translation projects and reports. Recruit, test, evaluate and train new volunteers. Assist with the Interpreter Training Program (EVIP). Assist with dispatching Interpreter calls. Work with the Interpreter Services manager to complete other projects and duties as assigned. Assist in covering different frontline areas as needed (Surgical Waiting Area, Information Desk, and reception desk).


Completion of Interpreter training program (certificate required) or passing of a certified interpreter test (certificate required). 2 years experience working as a Spanish-English interpreter is Preferred. Fluency in both spoken and written Spanish and English is required. Proficiency in use of grammatical and syntactical patterns of English and Spanish required. Ability to distinguish between subtle nuances of meaning and idiomatic usage in English and Spanish is required. Extensive knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology in English and Spanish is required. Ability to interpret via video for 8 hours per day / 40 hours a week. Demonstrated ability to interact with people in a sensitive, tactful, patient and discrete manner including effective use of the principles of \\"connect, introduce, communicate, ask, respond and exit courteously\\". Ability to sit for a long period of time and ability to walk extensively throughout the workday. Dispatch interpreters; cover the reception, information and Surgical Waiting area desk as needed. You must upload a copy of your medical interpreter training certificate.

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