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Arabic Medical Interpreter Hospital

Full / Part Time: Per Diem
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Baystate Health is seeking an Arabic Medical Interpreter for a per diem position.

What you will do:

As an Interpreter you will provide oral interpretation and limited written translation between limited English proficient (LEP) patients and their family and English-speaking providers and other members of the patient care team. 

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Provide fluid consecutive AND simultaneous verbal interpretation to assist patients, families, and providers. 
  • Provide only brief written translations of information for patients or family.  Forward frequently used documents/instructions and signage to Interpreter and Translation Services Department for translation.
  • Function as team member both within the health system as well as with Interpreter and Translation Services.
  • Log in to automated call distribution telephone line when in main office.
  • Respond to pages by anyone within 5 minutes to assess need.
  • Attend at least 9 monthly Interpreter & Translation Services staff meetings each year. 

What you will need:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree in Interpreting, Translation, or Language Studies preferred.
  • Above average written and oral fluency in English and at least one other language.
  • Must be able to translate brief passages (no more than 3 paragraphs) from English to target language or target language to English.

IMPORTANT - Don't Miss This Step

As part of the application process for this job opportunity, you are required to complete a video prescreen on the Baystate Health HireVue site. I will be emailing you a link to complete this video interview.

What you need to know:

  • This is a per diem position
  • Must be available between 6:00 AM- 5:00 PM.
  • Must be available to be on-call every 5-6 weeks for one week. The hours for on- call are from 5:00 PM- 6:00 AM Monday through Friday, and 5:00 PM on Friday evening to 6:00 AM on Monday. 
  • For on call, individual can be at home, etc. but if needed MUST respond to call or page within 5 minutes and must be at the hospital within 30 minutes if needed.  You wiill not be scheduled to work during the day during on-call week. 

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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