Spanish Medical Interpreter Job at Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ

  • Banner Health
  • Phoenix, AZ

Job Description

Primary City/State:

Phoenix, Arizona

Department Name:

Language & Cultural Svcs

Work Shift:


Job Category:

Clinical Support

The future is full of possibilities. At Banner Health, we’re excited about what the future holds for health care. That’s why we’re changing the industry to make the experience the best it can be. Our team has come together with the common goal: Make health care easier, so life can be better. The future of health care starts here. If you’re ready to change lives, we want to hear from you. Apply today.

As a Spanish Medical Interpreter at Banner Estrella Medical Center, you will be an important part of the healthcare team, providing English/Spanish interpretation services for patients/companions with limited English proficiency that we encounter throughout the hospital, including patient/provider communication. You will be involved during every aspect of the patient stay, from registration to discharge. Effective communications skills and knowledge of medical terminology is required.

Completion of a Medical Interpreter training program highly preferred

One year of work experience as a Medical Interpreter required

Written and oral language assessment will be required

This is a part-time position, working 24 hours per week. The hours will be from 8:30am-5pm every Sunday and 11:30a-8p for every Monday and Tuesday. Holidays and weekends are required in this role. Enjoy a flat rate $1/hour weekend shift differential.

Banner Estrella Medical Center is a 317-bed acute care hospital providing a full range of health care services to the fast growing communities of west Phoenix. Opened in 2005, this is an innovative, fully electronic facility that features electronic medical records, computerized physician order entry, digital radiography, sophisticated ICU monitoring and much more. In fact, we’ve been named one of the “ten most innovative hospitals in the country” by Newsweek Magazine and are recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix’s Best Hospitals. The hospital is also designed to provide a soothing, healing atmosphere for both patients and their family members. We encourage the use of such therapies as pet therapy, aromatherapy, spiritual care and Reiki Therapy.


This position provides interpretation for Limited English Proficient ( LEP ) patients and their families. This position acts as a neutral party in the role as a conduit of information between healthcare providers and patients and families.


1. Acts as a conduit of information for all clinical services including medical terminology and support services, policies and procedures to LEP patients.

2. Interprets patient and/or family questions or concerns to appropriate healthcare staff to optimize the patient care experience.

3. Documents accurately, completely and clearly all interpretation services.

4. Serves as a cultural mediator, as necessary and when appropriate, to enhance communication between patients/family, as it relates to medical care.

5. Acts as a neutral party in the role as a conduit of information between health care staff and patients and families. Confers with supervisor on any unusual situations. Positions are facility based with no budgetary responsibility. Internal customers: All levels of nursing management and staff, medical staff, volunteers and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: family members.


Must possess a level of knowledge typically acquired through the completion of an associate’s degree in communications or health care related field or equivalent experience.

Requires fluency in English and target language of interpretation and a proficiency level typically achieved with 1 year of experience as an interpreter. Requires an understanding of medical terminology. Effective 9/1/2019, all new hires or transfers into the role must pass a written and oral exam with a score of 75% or above. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, problem solving, strong human relations skills, organizational and time management skills and flexibility in responding to multiple demands.


Bachelor’s degree in communications or health care related field.

Completion of a medical interpreter skills training course including learning the code of ethics and standards of practice.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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Banner Health supports a drug-free work environment.

Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability

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