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Interpreter/Translator, Interpreting Services- Casual; Nights, Evenings, Weekends (9249)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description

When you work at Children’s, you’re part of a treasured place of healing in the Omaha community—and beyond. Join our team of highly engaged, caring professionals who believe deeply in the organization’s mission—to improve the life of every child. We support equity, diversity and inclusion, and as you apply your skills and expertise to helping children, you too will have opportunities to grow your career. In 2021, we’ll open the new Hubbard Center for Children, tripling our capacity to serve children.

When children are your everything, anything can be…

Children's is looking to hire a Interpreter/Translator, Interpreting Services to provide Spanish language interpretation and translation services for the Children’s patients, family members, staff and physicians.

Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time



  1. Interprets for Spanish speaking patients and families during encounters in the hospital or clinics with physicians, nurses, staff members, and (possibly) outside agencies. These encounters include hospital admissions, hospital discharges, clinic visits, outpatient surgeries, outpatient diagnostics, and emergency department visits.
  • Demonstrates proficient knowledge and skills in two languages: English and Spanish.
  • Displays cultural sensitivity, awareness and respect to all parties involved that makes possible conditions of mutual trust.
  • Demonstrates mastery of medical and colloquial terminology.
  • Returns all calls for interpretation promptly.
  • Prioritizes requests appropriately.
  • Documents encounters (admission, discharge, consents, clinic appointment) manually or electronically.


  1. Translates written patient education materials, hospital brochures, consent forms, and medical reports, from English into Spanish. Produces high quality written translations. Types and formats documents as needed. Proofreads other translated documents as needed.


  1. Translates discharge instructions into Spanish and provides families with a written copy of these instructions.


  1. Interprets by phone for pre-op orders, test results, clinic appointments, and other information as needed.


  1. Assists coordinator with the maintenance of a file of patient education materials in Spanish and intranet access to these documents. Educates staff on how to find and access patient education materials in Spanish.


Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



  1. Educates staff and parents as to role of interpreters, both through formal training (inpatient teaching rounds, grand rounds, nursing orientation, and departmental staff meetings), and informal continuous teaching opportunities.


  1. Performs other duties as assigned



  • Skill in to speaking, reading, and writing both Spanish and English fluently.
  • Ability to interact with a variety of families and health care professionals.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Skill in typing and computer word processing.
  • Ability to respond to a variety of demands in a professional manner, and to prioritize multiple requests.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university related to languages, communication, or health care field required. Equivalent work experience may substitute for education.
  • Minimum 6 months experience or training in a health care setting and/or in interpreting required.


  • Current and valid certifications as a Certified Medical Interpreter or Certified Healthcare Interpreter is preferred.


Job Details

Date Posted January 27, 2020
Requisition 1264-4031
Address 8200 Dodge St
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Interpreting Services
Job Type Casual / Contingent Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Based on Experience
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Shift Custom
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 27-3091.00 Interpreters and Translators
Zipcode 68114

This job requires the following skills

  • Bilingual
  • Excellent Communications
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Time Management
  • Strong Work Ethic

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